Why Study Here?

The SMU Department of Statistics and Data Science prepares students for a booming job market.

The explosion of data from devices such as sensors, cell phones, and medical instruments, as well as from business processes, surveys, and social media has created an accelerating demand for specialists who are trained in data collection and analysis. As a result, the field of statistics will be increasingly more fundamental to academia, business, and government in order to accommodate the escalating dependence on data-driven decisions.

Internationally Recognized Faculty awards presention

Internationally Recognized Faculty

The department faculty members are prominent scholars, researchers, and consultants, as well as dedicated teachers.
Research Opportunities student presenting research

Research Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to pursue common interests with faculty members through informal discussions and joint research activities.
Challenging Curriculum faculty teaching class

Challenging Curriculum

Curriculum is designed to serve students seeking careers in industry, government and business, as well as those preparing for graduate study in statistical science.