Three semesters of calculus (including multivariable calculus), one semester of linear algebra, and one semester of statistics. Mastery of the content of these classes is essential for success in our program. If you took multivariable calculus or linear algebra >2 years ago, we suggest you re-familiarize yourself with the material before starting our program.
Students admitted to the doctoral program usually have a relevant master's degree, typically a Masters degree in biostatistics or statistics. Particularly strong candidates may be admitted directly to the PhD with a bachelor’s degree.
Students funded as graduate student research assistants often work on collaborative research projects with faculty. Students may also join STATCOM and have the opportunity to work on statistical projects from non-profit governmental and community organizations with faculty serving an advisory role.