**Please note: Currently, admission to the PhD program in Statistics is frozen due to reorganization of the program. Please check with the department for the latest update.**

The doctoral program focuses on research, with a plan of study devoted to the development of statistical methodology or theory with innovative applications. Graduates will be able both to extend the theoretical basis for statistics and to bring statistical thought to scientific research in other fields. The objective of preparing students to collaborate in interdisciplinary work demands breadth as well, so advanced knowledge of a substantive field and participation in the collaborative experience are also integral to the program.

Students planning to enter the doctoral program in statistics should obtain information from the departmental office. Plans of study are prepared individually by the graduate student and a faculty advisor to develop the talents and interests of each student.