Mission Statement

The Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (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.


  • Workshops on research design, statistical methods, and software.
  • Statistical consulting on design, methods, software, interpretation, presentation, etc.
  • Partner/collaborate on projects and proposals.

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