Statistical thinking and quantitative reasoning have become pervasive in our culture, dramatically changing the way people view the world. Our programs prepare students for careers in statistics in a wide variety of fields.
Student Profiles
Read some of our student profiles to get an idea what life is like for Statistics and Data Science students. This...
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Alumni Profiles
Read some of our Alumni Profiles to find out what some of our DSDS students are doing now. 

Cornell's Department of Statistics and Data Science offers four programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduates can earn a BA in statistical science, social statistics, or biometry and statistics, while the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) offers students the opportunity to earn a professional master's degree to help them specialize and deepen their study in statistics prior to advancing in a career. The MS/PhD program is designed for students who want to pursue an academic career, in teaching and research. 

Each semester, the Department of Statistics and Data Science hosts seminars on statistics topics that would be of interest to students in a variety of disciplines. Please check our Events page often for updates. 

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Welcome to the Cornell University Department of Statistics and Data Science (DSDS) website. Statistics is the science of learning from data, and of measuring,... more
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The following faculty and staff members administrate the Department of Statistics and Data Science and its various programs. Faculty Directors Director of... more
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The Department of Statistics and Data Science is home to research and teaching of core statistics and outreach to other disciplines. In 2019, the department... more
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Because Statistics and Data Science is an interdisciplinary department, faculty, staff and students are housed in different buildings around campus. Most of... more
To find out what research topics our department is working on currently, you can browse this list of recently published papers by our Department of Statistics... more
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Newly established in Spring 2016, the Cornell Statistics Graduate Society (SGS) is the official graduate student organization of Cornell University's... more