Statistics & Data Science GIDP

Statistics & Data Science

Graduate Interdisciplinary Program

The Statistics and Data Science (SDS) Graduate Interdisciplinary Program at the University of Arizona is a unique training program designed to focus and enhance statistical training and research across the UA campus. Our mission is to develop the next generation of statisticians and data scientists, trained to meet the challenges of modern data analysis. Statistics and Data Science GIDP graduate students develop core knowledge in statistical theory and methodology, statistical computing and machine learning, and emerging statistical areas of data science. Students also gain experience in practical, trans-disciplinary research, and support University-wide activities in the broad areas of both theoretical and applied, interdisciplinary statistics. Approximately one-third of the graduate program is devoted to a chosen, subject-matter specialization. 


The Statistics & Data Science Graduate Interdisciplinary Program offers a Ph.D.  (regular track and Informatics track), an M.S., a Certificate and a Ph.D. minor.  Also offered is an Accelerated M.S. for current University of Arizona students.

Application Deadline Information

PhD applications received by the January 1st deadline will be considered for funding.   Generally MS applications will be accepted until June 1st.  If you would like to submit an MS application past June 1st, contact the Program Coordinator.

For questions or concerns regarding the application deadline or any other application issue contact the Program Coordinator, Melanie Bowman at gradstats@math.arizona.edu or 520-621-1786.

Prospective Students Office Hours

If you need information on the any of the SDS GIDP programs join us for a Prospective Student Office Hour at the times listed below.  Please send an email to gradstats@math.arizona.edu and you will be sent a Zoom link.  All times are Tucson local time.

  • Tuesday, September 26, 11am
  • Thursday, October 5, 4pm
  • Tuesday, October 10, 11am
  • Thursday, October 19, 4pm

If you cannot make any of the above meeting times send an email to request a meeting with the Program Coordinator (gradstats@math.arizona.edu).