Students with a goal of PhD are admitted provisionally until they have passed the Qualifying Exam at the PhD level.
A student pursuing the Ph.D. co-major program must satisfy the requirements of both departments. In the past, co-major degrees at the Ph.D. level were awarded jointly with Biomathematics, Crop Science, Economics and Operations Research. The dissertation must embody the results of original research of a standard that would warrant publication in a research journal from one or both of the two fields. A Statistics PhD Co-Major committee must have at least 2 Statistics Faculty (faculty with at least a 25% appointment in Statistics) including the chair or one of the co-chairs.
All questions regarding the graduate program should be directed to Graduate Services.