The components of the first year program are:
The core sequences—the material which is covered on the prelims:
- Applied Statistics 34300, 34700, 34800
- Theoretical Statistics 30400, 30100, 30210
- Probability 30400, 38100, 38300
See the Department
Course Schedule for fall for a listing of current courses. You should discuss the choice of your third course
in the fall with your advisor.
In their second year, Ph.D. students typically take a number of advanced topics courses in statistics, probability, computation, and applications. These should be selected with the dual objective of (i) acquiring a broad overview of current research areas, and
(ii) settling on a particular research topic and dissertation supervisor. Students have considerable latitude in selecting their second-year courses, but their programs must be approved
by the Department Graduate Advisor.
Feel free to see your advisor or the Department Graduate Advisor Prof. Steve Lalley, whenever you have questions.