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Department of Statistics

Providing students with a broad foundation in statistical theory and applications.

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The Department of Statistics

STAT LOGODiscover the vibrant history and enduring legacy of the Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia! From its humble beginnings in the 1940s, the Department of Statistics has evolved into a thriving hub for statistical education, research, and innovation. Since then, the Department of Statistics at UGA has consistently emphasized a multifaceted mission, which revolves around teaching, research, and service within the field of Statistics. Our commitment to these core pillars ensures that students gain a profound comprehension of statistical theory and its real-world applications, equipping them for successful careers in government, industry, and academia. 

Over the years, we have nurtured a distinguished graduate program and maintained an active undergraduate program, proudly conferring 152 Ph.D. degrees, 544 master's degrees, and 493 bachelor's degrees from 1964 to 2010. Join us as we explore our enduring commitment to the world of statistics and its transformative impact.

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Hongju Park from Dr. Mohamad Faradonbeh’s lab successfully defended his dissertation titled “Partially Observable Stochastic Contextual Bandits” on Tuesday,  June 18,  2024. Congratulations Dr. Park!
Joe Powell from Dr. Lynne Seymour’s lab successfully defended his dissertation titled “Statistical Downscaling of Satellite Imagery to Predict Cotton Above Ground Biomass” on Monday,  June 17,  2024. Congratulations Dr.
The Department of Statistics is once again honored to present their 2024 awards to outstanding graduate students within the Department.  Congratulations to all the winners!

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Our Graduate Program

Just ask any faculty member in this department – we will tell you that statistics is a very exciting discipline. Every one of us will give credit to the departments we came from for excellent training! It is our goal to offer you the best of all of those departments as we train you for a future in statistics.

We offer several means for earning a Master of Science (MS) degree in statistics, as well as a rigorous program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Each program emphasizes BOTH theory AND applications, because a good statistician must have training in both.

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