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The Department of Statistics (DOS) came into existence in the year 2018 following an executive order of his excellency the Vice Chancellor that resulted in the splitting the then, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (DOMAS) into two departments, Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics. Its first head took office on the second of September 2018. The Department is the first, and so far the only, department of Statistics in the Sultanate of Oman's universities and tertiary education institutions.


The department offers programs leading to the award of Bachelor of Science in Statistics (BSc. Statistics), Master Science in Statistics (MSc. Statistics) and Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics (PhD. Statistics). It also offers a special minor in Health Statistics which is designed for students pursuing careers as Statisticians in the Ministry of Health. A general minor in Statistics is also offered to students of other majors at the College of Science.


All these programs were in place prior to the existence of the department, so a bit of history is in order. The bachelor degree in Statistics started 1993, together with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, under the then department of Mathematics and Computing (DOMAC). The Department of Computer Science became a separate department in September 1995, and DOMAC became the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (DOMAS). The other statistics programs that started under the DOMAS  are the minor in Health Statistics (1998), Master of Science in Statistics (1999) and PhD in Statistics (2010).


The department is committed to quality teaching, research and community service. It aspires to:
  1. Fulfill the role of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) as the reference and national house of expertise in the theory and application of Statistics,
  2. Open wider the doors for interdisciplinary research of direct relevance to the Sultanate of Oman,
  3. Impact and invigorate the Sultanate Qaboos University's statistics academic programs,
  4. Pursue cutting edge research, as well as support it through collaboration
  5. Enhance statistical consulting and community services' involvement, and
  6. Inspire new ways to work together with the community,


We hope you will find the information in this website useful and encouraging to contact and establish links with the Department of Statistics. For any information, please do not hesitate to contact us at DeptofStat@squ.edu.om


To offer quality statistics education that produces life-long learners, creative problem-solvers, productive employees and responsible citizens.


To contribute to the overall objectives of Sultan Qaboos University through excellence in statistics education, research and service to the university community and society at large.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Statistics and glad that you have taken the time to explore necessary information on the website. The department came into existence on the 2nd of September 2018, however, the statistics academic programs have been in place for a longer time. The department is committed to quality teaching, research and community service. The department's objectives are to:


  1. Produce all-round Statisticians, by blending theory with practice in courses and involving students with projects involving real life situations requiring data collection, description, analysis, and communicating results precisely and effectively.
  2. Undertake  research at the highest possible international standards
  3. Reach out to researchers within the university and outside for involvement in applied interdisciplinary research of direct relevance to Oman.
  4. Provide consulting services to the academic and professional sectors in Oman. 
  5. Reach out to the wider community to identify training needs in the area of statistics, and provide the training needed 
  6. Initiate and maintain international collaborations with similar institutions across the globe.
  7. Welcome requests from within and outside the university for statistical advice, technical assistance, short courses, consultancy and joint work.




Department of Statistics
College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University
PO Box 36,  Al Khod 123, Sultanate of Oman
Phone: (968) 2414 1433
Email:     Deptofstat@squ.edu.om
Website: https://www.squ.edu.om/science/Departments/Statistics


Below are some of the ongoing research studies at the Department of Statistics.


Classification Problem

Missing Data Problem

Generalized Linear Model

Skewed density Estimation

Survival Analysis Problem

High Diemensional Problem

Statistics of Advertising