Ph.D. Program in Statistics
The department considers it essential that each student progress in a timely manner toward completion of the degree. The following are the deadlines for achieving the milestones described in the Degree Requirements and constitute the basis for evaluating satisfactory progress towards the Ph.D. These deadlines are not to be construed as expected times to complete the various milestones, but rather as upper bounds. In other words, a student in good standing expecting to complete the degree within the five years of guaranteed funding will meet these milestones by the much earlier target dates indicated below. Failure to achieve these milestones in a timely manner may affect financial aid.

  • Completion of MA Theory & Applied exams (post-BA only not required of post-MA admits)
    • Target: April of Year 1
    • Deadline: April of Year 2
  • Completion of pre-qualifying exam coursework (MA779, MA780, MA781, MA782)
    • Target: Spring of Year 2 post-BA/Spring of Year 1 post-MA
    • Deadline: End of Year 3 post-BA/Fall of Year 2 post-MA
  • Selection of disseration advisor
    • Target: Spring of Year 2
    • Deadline: End of Year 3
  • Completion of two qualifying exams
    • Target: Spring of Year 2 or Fall of Year 3 post-BA/October of Year 2 post-MA
    • Deadline: End of Year 3 post-BA/October of Year 2 post-MA
  • Ful llment of course requirements
    • Target: end of Year 3
    • Deadline: End of Year 4
  • Completion of dissertation and dissertation defense
    • Target: End of Year 5
    • Deadline: End of Year 6

Refer to here for the requirements of the Ph.D. program  in statistics.