The field of Statistics has long been concerned with the interrelationships between observations and theory, and is central to the scientific method and discovery in today’s data-driven world. Statisticians make important contributions in academia, business and government. The subject of statistics is now a core component to basic education and is used daily by the general population in their lives and jobs.
The Department of Statistics at Rice University, established in 1987, represents a significant and leading presence in the international statistics community. The Department has a strong and diverse student population comprised of doctoral, professional master's, and undergraduate students. Enrollments and degrees awarded for degree programs in the Engineering School are available here. Rice Statistics regularly hosts visitors from all over the world and maintains an active post-doctoral program through NSF and NIH sponsorship. The Department is one of nine in the George R. Brown School of Engineering and is located in Anne and Charles Duncan Hall. The Department of Statistics is well known for its collaborative education and research programs:
In addition to the undergraduate B.A. degree and the undergraduate minor in statistics, students may work towards one of the three graduate degrees offered: the professional master's degree, M.Stat (thesis not required); the research master's degree, M.A. (thesis required); and the doctoral degree, or Ph.D.