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

CSTAT Main Office has moved to 100 Giltner Hall

Due to our growth as a department, CSTAT has been granted additional office space in Giltner Hall and has been in the process of remodeling the space to make the best use of it to meet our needs and those of our clients. Our main office has moved from 178 Giltner to 100 Giltner Hall, just to the right of the Main Entrance.

We have just completed the remodeling of Room 178 to accommodate 5 private offices for our Consultants to have private meeting space with their clients. In addition to room 178, we have rooms 179 and 180 as office space for our staff. Room 152 is scheduled to be remodeled to provide a much needed conference room as well as Graduate Student work space.

We appreciate our clients very much and know that these remodels will better meet the needs of our staff and our clients, and we appreciate your patience with this process.

CSTAT Spring 2018 Workshop Registration Now Open!

The registration is now open for CSTAT's 2018 Spring Workshop series!  Please head over to the workshop section and see what sessions interest you and sign up!