The Department of Statistics offers free statistical consulting to the Columbia community including faculty students, other researchers, and alumni. We help on the design, analysis, and interpretation of studies.

The Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences program trains students to apply quantitative methods to social problems as they arise in business, government, and nonprofit organizations, and provides a strong foundation for those who go on to doctoral programs in the social sciences.

The MA in Statistics program prepares students for careers in finance, healthcare analytics, environmental science, and other data-intensive fields.

The Statistics major is an appropriate background for graduate work, including doctoral studies in statistics, social science, public health, genetics, health policy, epidemiology, marketing, opinion polling, economics, finance and banking, government, drug development, and insurance.

The Ph.D. program prepares students for research careers in probability and statistics in academia and industry.

Statistics is the art and science of study design and data analysis. Probability theory is the mathematical foundation for the study of statistical methods and for the modeling of random phenomena.

The Department of Mathematics jointly with Department of Statistics at Columbia University offers a track of its Master of Arts in Mathematics with specialization in the Mathematics of Finance.


The Minghui Yu Memorial Conference will be held on Saturday, April 26. Registration is free but requested for planning purposes. Register here: Schedule and Program here:
Richard Davis to deliver the Hotelling Lectures at University of North Carolina 
The Department of Statistics is hosting a year-long focus series (May 2013-May 2014) on "Measures of Dependence" ( . This series will be highlighted with 4 workshops on cutting edge research in addition to short courses.  Click 'Read More' for further information.