Statistics

Options of this Major:
Statistical Informatics
Programs under this Major:
Certificate Program (CERT)
Minor Program (MINOR)
Master of Science Program (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy Program (PhD)

Major Description

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics offers courses of study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (Regular track or Statistical Informatics track... Show Full Description

Department: Statistics

Phone:
(520) 621-0847
Fax:
Mailing Address:
1040 E. 4th Street, Rm 1005/PO Box 210077
Tucson, Arizona 85721
Website:
http://stat.arizona.edu

Majors:
Statistical Informatics (option of Statistics), Statistics

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Certificate Program (CERT)

Application Information

Contact Information

Application Questions

Rachael Mattull
(520) 621-0847
GIDP-Stat@email.arizona.edu

Advising Questions

Joseph C. Watkins
(520) 621-5245
GIDP-Stat@email.arizona.edu

Financial Aid

  • Financial aid is not typically awarded to Certificate students in Statistics.

Application Requirements

Minimum GPA
3.00

Standardized Test Requirements

Please see other requirements below.

Other Application Requirements

  • To be eligible for the Certificate Program, a student must have earned at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning. No standardized tests are required.
  • Concurrent enrollment in another University degree program outside of the GIDP in Statistics is allowed, but not required.
  • Graduate College regulations allow for a maximum of 6 units of graduate credit earned as an undergraduate senior at the University, or in graduate non-degree status (NDS), to be applied for credit toward a Graduate Certificate.
  • In no cases may coursework taken more than two years prior to admission to the Certificate program be transferred for credit towards the Certificate.
  • Applications to the certificate program will be reviewed quarterly. For Fall admission, application deadlines are July 15. For Spring admission, application deadlines are August 1 and November 1.
  • If you are interested in the online certificate program, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Rachael Mattull, rmattull@email.arizona.edu, after you have submitted your application so that she can advise you on the online track.

Application Deadline(s)

Domestic Applicants
Fall
July 31
Spring
August 1
Summer I
No admissions
Summer II
No admissions
International Applicants
Fall
July 15
Spring
August 1
Summer I
No admissions
Summer II
No admissions

Program Codes

GRE Institution Code (University of Arizona)
4832
GRE Subject Code(s)
0704

Program Requirements

Minimum Credit Hours

12

Satisfactory Academic Progress Website

http://math.arizona.edu/~piegorsch/GIDP/GradHandbook.pdf

Core Courses

STAT 566/MATH 566 -- Theory of Statistics (3 units)

Other Requirements for Successful Completion of the Program

Guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress are given in the Statistics Graduate Student handbook at http://math.arizona.edu/~piegorsch/GIDP/GradHandbook.pdf
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Minor Program (MINOR)

Application Information

Contact Information

Application Questions

Rachael Mattull
(520) 621-0847
GIDP-Stat@email.arizona.edu

Advising Questions

Joseph C. Watkins
(520) 621-5245
GIDP-Stat@email.arizona.edu

Financial Aid

  • Research and Teaching Assistantships

Application Requirements

Minimum GPA
0.00

Standardized Test Requirements

Please see other requirements below.

Other Application Requirements

  • An M.S. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, or Applied Mathematics, or an advanced degree in a field that makes significant use of quantitative methods. A student who wishes to apply to the Ph.D. program without an M.S. and with only a Baccalaureate degree may do so, but is required to meet all other M.S. and Ph.D. entrance requirements. If her/his application is successful, the student must earn the M.S. in the GIDP "en route" to her/his Ph.D.
  • Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE--general test only) that exceed 75th percentile Quantitative and 50th percentile Verbal.
  • For students applying from non-English-speaking countries and who do not have a degree from a U.S. institution of higher learning, scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): pBT score above 640 and a pBT Section 1 score above 64, or iBT score above 106 and an iBT Section 2 score above 28. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination can be submitted in lieu of the TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score requirement for admissions consideration is a score of 8, with a score of no less than 7 on any individual module.

Application Deadline(s)

Domestic Applicants

No Deadline specified.

International Applicants

No Deadline specified.

Program Codes

GRE Institution Code (University of Arizona)
4832
GRE Subject Code(s)
0704

Program Requirements

Satisfactory Academic Progress Website

http://math.arizona.edu/~piegorsch/GIDP/GradHandbook.pdf
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Master of Science Program (MS)

Application Information

Contact Information

Application Questions

Rachael Mattull
(520) 621-0847
GIDP-Stat@email.arizona.edu

Advising Questions

Joseph C. Watkins
(520) 621-5245
GIDP-Stat@email.arizona.edu

Financial Aid

  • Research and Teaching Assistantships

Application Requirements

Minimum GPA
3.00

Standardized Test Requirements

Required Standardized Test(s)
GRE

Other Application Requirements

  • A Baccalaureate Degree, either in a mathematical field or a field that makes significant use of quantitative methods.
  • At least three semesters of Calculus through multivariable/vector calculus (at the level of MATH 125, 129, 223), and one semester of Linear Algebra (at the level of MATH 215).
  • Some exposure to elementary statistics, at least at the level of MATH 263. A semester of upper-division probability is strongly recommended.
  • Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE -- general test only) that exceed 75th percentile Quantitative and 50th percentile Verbal.
  • For the application, a Statement of Purpose describing the applicant's interests and goals for graduate study in interdisciplinary statistics. An attendant curriculum vitae is optional, but recommended.
  • For students applying from non-English-speaking countries and who do not have a degree from a U.S. institution of higher learning, scores are required on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as follows: pBT score above 550 or iBT score above 79. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination can be submitted in lieu of the TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score requirement for admissions consideration is a score of 7, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual module.
  • The GIDP imposes additional English proficiency requirements in order to be eligible for financial aid through the Program: all applicants from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate sufficient English proficiency in order to communicate effectively when instructing or describing modern statistical concepts to fellow scholars and scientists. The GIDP's financial aid eligibility requirements are: (a) a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT total score at or above 106 and a TOEFL iBT Speaking score at or above 26, or (b) an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 8, with a score of no less than 7 on any individual module.

Application Deadline(s)

Domestic Applicants
Fall
January 21
Spring
August 21
Summer I
No admissions
Summer II
No admissions
International Applicants
Fall
January 1
Spring
August 1
Summer I
No admissions
Summer II
No admissions

Program Codes

GRE Institution Code (University of Arizona)
4832
GRE Subject Code(s)
0704

Program Requirements

Minimum Credit Hours

30

Satisfactory Academic Progress Website

http://math.arizona.edu/~piegorsch/GIDP/GradHandbook.pdf

Core Courses

STAT 564/MATH 564 -- Theory of Probability (3 units)
STAT 566/MATH 566 -- Theory of Statistics (3 units)
STAT 571A/MATH 571A -- Advanced Statistical Regression Analysis (3 units)
STAT 571B/MATH 571B -- Design of Experiments (3 units)
STAT 688/ABE 688/CPH 688 -- Statistical Consulting (3 units)
STAT 910 -- Thesis (3 units)

Language Requirement(s)

To develop skills for communicating modern statistical concepts to fellow scholars and scientists, the GIDP in Statistics obligates its graduates to exhibit basic proficiency in spoken English. (The Program has no other second-language requirement.) Students from non-English-speaking countries are required to meet the University's requirements for Spoken English Proficiency (see http://grad.arizona.edu/financial-resources/ua-resources/ga-hiring-manual/about-gas) prior to completion of the fourth semester of coursework towards their Statistics M.S. These requirements are:
(a) a minimum TOEFL iBT Speaking score of 26, or
(b) a minimum score of 7 on the University's T-BEST exam, or
(c) a minimum score of 50 on the University's TSE/TAU/SPEAK exam, or
(d) be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
These requirements are independent of the student's financial aid status. In extraordinary circumstances the GIDP Executive Committee will consider exceptions to this policy, on a case-by-case basis.

Other Requirements for Successful Completion of the Program

Guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress are given in the Statistics Graduate Student handbook at http://math.arizona.edu/~piegorsch/GIDP/GradHandbook.pdf
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Doctor of Philosophy Program (PhD)

Application Information

Contact Information

Application Questions

Rachael Mattull
(520) 621-0847
GIDP-Stat@email.arizona.edu

Advising Questions

Joseph C. Watkins
(520) 621-5245
GIDP-Stat@email.arizona.edu

Financial Aid

  • Research and Teaching Assistantships

Application Requirements

Minimum GPA
3.00

Standardized Test Requirements

Required Standardized Test(s)
GRE

Other Application Requirements

  • An M.S. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, or Applied Mathematics, or an advanced degree in a field that makes significant use of quantitative methods. A student who wishes to apply to the Ph.D. program without an M.S. and with only a Baccalaureate degree may do so, but is required to meet all other M.S. and Ph.D. entrance requirements. If her/his application is successful, the student must earn the M.S. in the GIDP "en route" to her/his Ph.D.
  • A Statement of Purpose describing the applicant's interests and goals for graduate study in interdisciplinary statistics. An attendant curriculum vitae is optional, but recommended.
  • Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE--general test only) that exceed 75th percentile Quantitative and 50th percentile Verbal.
  • For students applying from non-English-speaking countries and who do not have a degree from a U.S. institution of higher learning, scores are required on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as follows: pBT score above 550 or iBT score above 79. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination can be submitted in lieu of the TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score requirement for admissions consideration is a score of 7, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual module.
  • The GIDP imposes additional English proficiency requirements in order to be eligible for financial aid through the Program: all applicants from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate sufficient English proficiency in order to communicate effectively when instructing or describing modern statistical concepts to fellow scholars and scientists. The GIDP's financial aid eligibility requirements are: (a) a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT total score at or above 106 and a TOEFL iBT Speaking score at or above 26, or (b) an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 8, with a score of no less than 7 on any individual module.

Application Deadline(s)

Domestic Applicants
Fall
January 21
Spring
August 21
Summer I
No admissions
Summer II
No admissions
International Applicants
Fall
January 1
Spring
August 1
Summer I
No admissions
Summer II
No admissions

Program Codes

GRE Institution Code (University of Arizona)
4832
GRE Subject Code(s)
0704

Program Requirements

Minimum Credit Hours

71

Satisfactory Academic Progress Website

http://math.arizona.edu/~piegorsch/GIDP/GradHandbook.pdf

Core Courses

STAT 564/MATH 564 -- Theory of Probability (3 units)
STAT 566/MATH 566 -- Theory of Statistics (3 units)
STAT 567A/MATH 567A -- Theoretical Statistics (3 units)
STAT 571A/MATH 571A -- Advanced Statistical Regression Analysis (3 units)
STAT 571B/MATH 571B -- Design of Experiments (3 units)
STAT 675 -- Statistical Computing (3 units)
STAT 687/CPH 687/EPID 687 -- Theory of Linear Models (3 units)
STAT 688/ABE 688/CPH 688 -- Statistical Consulting (3 units)
MATH 523A -- Real Analysis (3 units), or MATH 527B -- Principles of Analysis (3 units)
MATH 563/STAT 563 -- Probability Theory (3 units)
PHCL 595B -- Scientific Writing Strategies, Skills & Ethics (2 units)
STAT 920 -- Dissertation (18 units)

Language Requirement(s)

To develop skills for communicating modern statistical concepts to fellow scholars and scientists, the GIDP in Statistics obligates its graduates to exhibit basic proficiency in spoken English. (The Program has no other second-language requirement.) Students from non-English-speaking countries are required to meet the University's requirements for Spoken English Proficiency (see http://grad.arizona.edu/financial-resources/ua-resources/ga-hiring-manual/about-gas) prior to completion of the fourth semester of coursework towards their Statistics Ph.D. These requirements are:
(a) a minimum TOEFL iBT Speaking score of 26, or
(b) a minimum score of 7 on the University's T-BEST exam, or
(c) a minimum score of 50 on the University's TSE/TAU/SPEAK exam, or
(d) be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
These requirements are independent of the student's financial aid status. In extraordinary circumstances the GIDP Executive Committee will consider exceptions to this policy, on a case-by-case basis.

Other Requirements for Successful Completion of the Program

Guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress are given in the Statistics Graduate Student handbook at http://math.arizona.edu/~piegorsch/GIDP/GradHandbook.pdf