The Department of Statistical Science began offering the Ph.D. in Statistical Science in 1968. Since that time it has awarded 164 Ph.D. degrees. The emphasis in the Ph.D. program is on developing a fundamental breadth and depth in both theory and applications. The courses in the Ph.D. curriculum in Statistical Science at SMU provide our students with the strong theoretical foundation in mathematics, statistical inference, and probability needed for students pursuing a research-oriented Ph.D. degree. This training is supplemented by practical training and hands-on experience in acquiring professional skills.
The SMU Department of Statistical Science is a nationally recognized department with a history of producing outstanding, highly marketable graduates and being at the forefront of statistical research and innovation. The faculty of the Department of Statistical Science consists of internationally renowned scholars who are also widely recognized for their expertise in applying statistical science in very diverse settings including clinical trials, air pollution studies, medical imagery, census adjustment, educational testing, and genetics.
Southern Methodist University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees.