Greetings From The Statistics Department Chair

portrait of Dr. Dongchu Sun, MU Statistics chair

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Statistics at the University of Missouri.

The department has a tradition of excellence in both teaching and research.Our mission is to advance the frontiers of statistical science in theory, methods,and applications. There are currently many world-class researchers and teachers amongst our faculty complement. We have seen a rich and diverse explosion of research activity. Our faculty and staff seek to create and disseminate the leading edge of knowledge in the statistical sciences and to prepare students to be leaders in the field.

The Department offers the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. in Statistics. Our ever-growing undergraduate and graduate program now comprises over 50 and 135 students, respectively!

Please feel free to contact me or any of my colleagues for further information on our department! If you have trouble or need further assistance with our website, please don't hesitate to contact the department at (573) 882-6376 or

Dongchu Sun
Chair and Professor of Statistics