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 for Fall 2023

We will continue to accept MS applications for domestic applicants until approximately August 1.  For International MS applications we will extend the deadline to March 1.  If you are an international MS applicant and you would like to apply past the March 1 deadline, send an email to gradstats@math.arizona.edu to make a request.  We will consider these requests on a case-by-case basis.

PhD applications received by the January 1st deadline will be considered for funding.   

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

There are not currently any office hours scheduled but we would love to meet with you!  We will be scheduling more office hours starting in the fall semester.

If you would like to meet with the Program Coordinator to discuss admissions to the program, send an email to gradstats@math.arizona.edu and request a meeting.