Welcome to Statistics at UC Berkeley

Statistics at UC Berkeley

We are a community engaged in research and education in probability and statistics. In addition to developing fundamental theory and methodology, we are actively involved in statistical problems that arise in such diverse fields as molecular biology, geophysics, astronomy, AIDS research, neurophysiology, sociology, political science, education, demography, and the U.S. Census.

Top ranking programs

Top ranking programs

We are consistently ranked one of the top two Statistics graduate programs in the United States and globally. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are renowned for preparing students for a constantly evolving data-based and data-driven world. We teach the concepts and real skills to successfully and ethically work in fields as diverse as medicine, finance, technology and government.

Our award winning faculty

Our award winning faculty

Our faculty are at the leading edge of statistical research, with 2 National Medal of Science winners, 12 members of the National Academy of Science, multiple members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur Fellowship ("Genius Grant") winners, and Sloan Fellows, to name just some of the awards held by our esteemed faculty.

Teaching Innovations

Teaching innovations

Our instruction is at the cutting edge of statistical science. Our pedagogy includes concepts across data science, probability, applied and theoretical statistics, mathematics and machine learning. We are innovative in adapting new interdisciplinary courses and methods to meet a changing world around us.

Prospective Students

Information about our degree programs and the application process, for prospective undergraduate and graduate students.

Current Students

Information, policies, and forms related to our degree programs, for current undergraduate and graduate students.

Department Members

Administrative information and resources for current department members, including support for hiring, reimbursements, teaching, grants, and events.

Outside Community

Find out how you can interact with the Statistics Department, including our Industry Alliance Program, alumni programs, and Statistical Consulting service.

News & Events



Research in the department is wide ranging, both in terms of areas of applications and in terms of focus. To see what we are currently working on:

or visit our Research page.
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Giving to the Statistics Department

You can help ensure the department continues to be a leading Statistics program in the nation, meeting our mission of educating leaders, creating knowledge, and serving society.

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