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Ph.D. Degree Requirements
- Theory: Pass MS Theory exam (unless waived; see note 1a) and satisfactory performance (see note 1b) in STAT 581-582-583.
- Methodology: Satisfactory performance (typically 3.0) in STAT 570-571 (see note 2).
- Math: Satisfactory performance (typically 3.0) in MATH 574-575-576 OR STAT 559 OR equivalent.
- Computing: Satisfactory performance (typically 3.0) in STAT 534 OR equivalent (see NOTE 4).
- Seminar: Attendance at the statistics seminar (one credit of STAT 590 per quarter).
- Consulting / Applied: Satisfactory performance in 3 credits of STAT 599 and a consulting project. Here are the full details of the requirement.
- Elective classes: Satisfactory performance in a minimum of four approved 500-level classes which, together with STAT 581-582-583 and 570-571, form a coherent Statistics program. (see note 3).
- PhD students must serve as a Teaching Assistant for at least one quarter.
- Qualifying Exam: Pass the Research Paper Prelim Ph.D. exam - here are the details
- Dissertation Credits: Three quarters (27 credits total, over three quarters) of STAT 800.
- General exam: Successful presentation of a dissertation proposal (normally to be completed after 1-8). Must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.
- Final exam: Successful defense of the dissertation. Must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.
- Note 1a: The MS Theory exam is waived for students bypassing 512-513 if at least an average 3.3 grade is achieved in 581-582-583.
- Note 1b: Satisfactory performance is here a minimum 2.7 grade and average 3.0 grade over the three classes.
- Note 2: STAT 502 and STAT 504, or equivalent, are prerequisites for 570-571.
- Note 3: Suitable courses in Statistics include 516-517, 535-538, 521-522-523, 519-520-530, 542, 544. Suitable courses offered by other departments include BIOST 533, EE 512, GENOM 562, MATH 516, SOC 533. This is not an exhaustive list. Many other classes, both in STAT/BIOST and in other departments, are also suitable. Students should consult the graduate program coordinator and their advisor regarding appropriate sets of four or more classes.
- Note 4: All PhD students should take 534 in Spring of their first year unless it is specifically waived.
See here for PhD requirements for students who entered prior to Autumn 2012.