Graduate Programs

The Department of Statistics and Data Science at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) was officially established in April 2019. Our mission is to provide first-class education to our students and to conduct cutting-edge research in statistics and data science. Our young department currently has 8 faculty members, including 1 chair professor, 2 professors, 2 associate progressors, 2 tenure-track assistant professors and 1 visiting assistant professor. Our research areas include statistical theory, biostatistics, financial statistics, clinical trials, probability theory, data science and big data technology. The department will grow rapidly in the coming years and the number of faculty members will increase substantially.


The department offers MSc and PhD programs in Statistics. In 2019, 5 MSc students in Statistics graduated. There are currently 16 MSc students, 9 PhD students in Statistics and 1 Postdoctoral Fellows. As the department grows in size and strength, the number of graduate students is expected to increase and the areas of graduate studies will also increase to include Data Science and Big Data Technology. We offer our students strong and innovative degree programs with enrichment learning opportunities such as internships and international exchange programs. We host various academic conferences, lectures, and have regular colloquia and seminars featuring distinguished speakers from around the world. These activities greatly enhance our students’ learning experience at SUSTech. We are also proud to offer state-of-the-art computing facilities to our students, and have dedicated technical and administrative staff to support our research and teaching.


We welcome interested students, both domestic and foreign, to apply for our graduate programs. For more information, please contact