The MSU Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT) is a professional service and research unit at Michigan State University. We provide statistical support and services to faculty, staff, and graduate students, plus occasional off-campus clients.

Mission Statement

CSTAT helps MSU faculty, staff, and graduate student researchers apply quantitative reasoning and statistical methods in their research. As part of MSU’s infrastructure for facilitating excellence in research, we aim to increase the rigor, reproducibility, quality, and quantity of research produced by MSU. We do that by providing statistical training and consulting services that build our clients’ capacity, assisting with proposal development for grants and sponsored projects, and partnering with researchers and other clients or stakeholders on projects.

Our Center is a unit within the Office of Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies (VPRGS) and reports to the Vice President.

News and Announcements

Summer 2019 Workshops are now available!


CSTAT has 7 full day workshops available for Summer 2019, many of which are NEW!  Please click on our Workshops tab to see what workshops we have available, read the abstract, and register for the ones that interest you.  As always, these workshops are FREE to MSU faculty, staff and students.


New Director of CSTAT

Marianne Huebner has been named Director of the Center of Statistical Training and Consulting. Dr. Huebner will facilitate and manage statistical support and training opportunities. She is looking forward to collaborating with other research units on campus. She comes with experience of directing or participating in statistical consulting units at Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, and at the University Medical Center, Hamburg, Germany. Her research spans biostatistics, modeling health outcomes, data mining of electronic health records, and statistical genomics with applications in breast and colorectal cancer, cardiovascular diseases, health education, sports medicine, and plant biology. Dr. Huebner is Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics and Probability. She is member of the steering group of the international collaborative of statisticians, STRATOS Initiative (http://www.stratos-initiative.org).