The programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics seek to strike a balance between theoretical and applied statistics. The Ph.D. program prepares students for university teaching and research careers, and for industrial and governmental positions involving research in new statistical methods. Four to five years are usually needed to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree.
These pages present the requirements for each of our Ph.D. programs.
The page "Core Ph.D. Requirements" lays out the requirements for all Ph.D. students, while each of the four joint programs are described under the Joint Ph.D. Degrees pages. Our Ph.D. students can also earn a Master of Science in Statistics as an intermediate step towards their ultimate goal.