Welcome to the Department

Jiayang Sun, chair of Mason Engineering’s Department of Statistics, and other faculty in the department are working with experts from Inova Children’s Hospital on a project that is evaluating the incidence of COVID-19 in children in Northern Virginia.
Jiayang Sun, the chair of the Department of Statistics, is working to develop more research collaborations, create joint faculty positions with other organizations, recruit top faculty and students, and expand the department's curriculum.

Dear students, parents, and friends of the department,

Fortune magazine recently ranked an MS in biostatistics and an MS in statistics as the two best graduate degrees for jobs. Statisticians report being highly satisfied with their careers, and there is a proliferation of job opportunities for them because data and statistics are ubiquitous in every field and every company.

We offer degrees at all levels: a BS in statistics, an MS and a PhD in statistical science, and an MS in biostatistics. We administer a multidisciplinary MS in data analytics engineering. Plus, we have competitive research and teaching assistantships for full-time graduate students.

Our faculty members are experts in many areas of statistics including biostatistics, big data analytics, visualization, and government statistics.

On top of that, there are additional advantages to earning your degree at Mason. The Washington, D.C., area is the capital of statistics because of the number of statisticians who work for the federal government, the biomedical industry, and private companies. Our students have opportunities for internships, summer jobs, as well as employment after graduation.

We invite you to come to campus and meet our faculty and learn more about our programs and our research.