Welcome to the Statistics and Data Science Graduate Interdisciplinary Program

Is the Statistics and Data Science Graduate Interdisciplinary

Program right for you?

The Statistics and Data Science 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. We administer both the M.S. (regular and an accelerated MS for UA Math undergrads) and Ph.D. degrees (regular track and statistical informatics track options) , as well as a Ph.D. Minor and a 12-unit Graduate Certificate, in Statistics and Data Science which includes a fully online Certificate program option. The primary foundations for the Program exist dually in the Department of Mathematics and in the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Faculty in Mathematics contribute theoretical and methodological expertise in statistics through course offerings, student mentoring/advising, and statistical research collaborations. Similar contributions come from Faculty in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where the focus is on biostatistical research derived from practical applications in the biosciences. This results in extensive coordination across the campus' statistical/biostatistical graduate curricula, course offerings, student involvement, and in the overall support of the GIDP's mission.


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Meet our Faculty                       

GIDP graduate students develop core knowledge in statistical theory and methodology, supporting University-wide activities in the broad areas of both theoretical and applied, interdisciplinary statistics. Students also gain experience in practical, trans-disciplinary research; approximately one-third of the graduate program is devoted to a chosen, subject-matter specialization. 


The Statistics GIDP currently has 44 regular faculty members and 16 affiliate members. Faculty expertise in the Program spans a wide range of topics, including bioinformatics, biostatistics, classification and regression trees, computational biology, data mining and visualization, econometrics, environmetrics, network analysis, population & quantitative genetics, and quantitative risk assessment. Faculty are from 9 Colleges and 24 Departments.

Statistics Program News and Events

Contact Information

The GIDP in Statistics sponsors, co-sponsors, and lists colloquia, seminars, and other public forums to disseminate modern research in statistics and quantitative thinking. Information on Program Events is available here.

Primary Statistics Colloquia are typically held the first Monday of every month while classes are in session. A complete list of the semester's colloquia is available here. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend. 

If you would like to be added to the email list to receive information on Statistics News and Events, contact Melanie Bowman at bowmanm@email.arizona.edu.

Helen Zhang, Program Chair
Mathematics Building 522

Office Hours - Monday 1:00 - 2:00 pm and Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 am
Phone: (520) 621-6868
Email: haozhang@math.arizona.edu

Melanie Bowman, Program Coordinator 
Mathematics Building 520
617 N. Santa Rita Ave.
P.O. Box 210089
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Office Hours via zoom or in-person. 

  • Monday 1:00 - 2:00 pm and Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Contact Melanie via email for meeting ID or meet her in MATH 520

Phone: (520) 621-1786
Email: gradstats@math.arizona.edu 



Last updated 23 Aug 2021