Joint Ph.D. in Statistics and another discipline
The goal of an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Statistics and another field is to train the student in both disciplines in order to conduct original, methodological research in statistics and to apply advanced statistical methods to problems in the other discipline. Students are expected to take advanced graduate courses in the theory and applications of statistics as well as advanced classes in the other discipline. Students obtaining this degree are expected to make meaningful research contributions to both disciplines. The interdisciplinary Ph.D requires a qualifying exam, a Ph.D. comprehensive exam, a Ph.D. dissertation and a final oral exam. See the specific requirements of each joint Ph.D. program below.