The Statistics & Data Science Graduate Interdisciplinary Program offers interdisciplinary courses of study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Statistics (regular track or statistical informatics track), along with a 12-unit Graduate Certificate. A Ph.D. minor in Statistics is also available for students already registered into a Ph.D. program other than Statistics here at the UA. Our mission is to develop the next generation of data scientists, trained to meet the challenges of modern interdisciplinary data extraction, analysis, and interpretation.

**This page provides tips on writing an effective application to the Statistics GIDP.**

**Phd - Regular track or Informatics Track**

**Fall Admission Only**- Application Deadline, January 1*- Applicants must have or be in the process of completing a M.S. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics or Applied Mathematics or an advanced degree in a field that makes significant use of quantitative methods.
- Minimum 3.0 GPA required
- GRE General Test Required - (GRE - general test only) that exceed 75th percentile Quantitative and 50th percentile Verbal. (GRE scores must be dated no older than five years from the time of application to the program.)
- Applicants from non-English-speaking countries must exhibit proficiency in English per the Graduate College's basic requirements for proficiency. Note, however, that there are additional English proficiency requirements on applicants in order to be eligible for financial aid through the Program - these requirements are outlined in the Program handbook.
- Additional application materials include: statement of purpose, official Transcripts, three letters of recomendation, and a list of college-level statistics and mathematics courses completed (including final grades)
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**All students entering any Statistics Program are required to have a substantive background in mathematics, including at least three semesters of Calculus through multivariable/vector calculus (at the level of MATH 125, MATH 129, MATH 223), one semester of Linear Algebra (at the level of MATH 310 or 313), and experience with computer technologies.**

**MS Program**

**Fall Admission Only**- Application Deadline, January 1- Minimum 3.0 GPA required
- GRE General Test Required - (GRE - general test only) that exceed 75th percentile Quantitative and 50th percentile Verbal. (GRE scores must be dated no older than five years from the time of application to the program.)
- Applicants from non-English-speaking countries must exhibit proficiency in English as per the Graduate College's basic requirements for proficiency. Note, however, that there are additional English proficiency requirements on applicants in order to be eligible for financial aid through the Program - these requirements are outlined in the Program handbook.
- Additional application materials include: statement of purpose, official Transcripts, three letters of recomendation, and a list of college-level statistics and mathematics courses completed (including final grades)
- Apply Now!

**All students entering any Statistics Program are required to have a substantive background in mathematics, including at least three semesters of Calculus through multivariable/vector calculus (at the level of MATH 125, MATH 129, MATH 223), one semester of Linear Algebra (at the level of MATH 215), and experience with computer technologies.**

**Accelerated MS Program - for U of A Math Undergraduates**

- Fall Admission - Application Deadline, May 31
- Spring Admission - Application Deadline, September 21
- Completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credit hours will be required at the time of application; a minimum of 90 undergraduate credit hours will be required at the time of entry into the AMP. If the student's GPA falls below 3.3 at the time they have completed 90 units, the student will not be admitted into the program. Courses taken for audit may not be included in the total number of units counted for eligibility or admission.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a minimum of 12 units of undergraduate UA.
- Completion of at least 12 earned undergraduate credits in their major at The University of Arizona's main campus. Units still graded Incomplete, units graded Pass/Fail or units taken as audit will not count toward the requirement of the 12 undergraduate units.
- Completion or near completion of general education requirements.
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**Certificate Program**

- Domestic Applicants and Online International Applicants:
- Fall: July 31st
- Spring: December 1st

- Main Campus International Applicants:
- Fall: June 1st
- Spring: October 15th

- Minimum 3.0 GPA required
- Additional application materials include: statement of purpose and official transcripts.
- 12 units required to complete the certificate.
**Certificate course options**- Apply Now!

**All students entering any Statistics Program are required to have a substantive background in mathematics, including at least three semesters of Calculus through multivariable/vector calculus (at the level of MATH 125, MATH 129, MATH 223), one semester of Linear Algebra (at the level of MATH 215), and experience with computer technologies.**

**Statistics Minor - For U of A PhD students**

- Identify a Statistics Faculty member to serve as your minor advisor
- A minimum of 12 units of coursework (graded B or better) is required for the minor. Please refer to our
**Statistics & Data Science Handbook**for a list of course options. - Submit PhD plan of study and include minor advisor and minor course work for approval by the program chair.
- The statistics program requires that the minor advisor must serve on your comprehensive exam committee