PhD Minor

The Statistics PhD Minor is for PhD students in other disciplines who are interested in obtaining a minor in Statistics. If you are obtaining an MS rather than a PhD, please see our Statistics MS Minor


  • Include one faculty member with some appointment in Statistics on the POS committee as a minor representative.
  • Complete a minimum of 4 Statistics courses, including STAT 587, 588, and at least two elective courses (of at least 3 credits each) at the 500 level or higher.
  • Receive at least a B grade in both STAT 587 and 588, and a grade point average for the four courses of at least 3.33 (B+).

Note: STAT 500 can be substituted for STAT 587, but only one of the two courses can be used for Minor credit. Similarly, STAT 542 and STAT 543 can substitute for STAT 588. If you take 542 and 543 instead of 588, you will still need two electives (for a total of 5 courses) to complete the Minor requirements. 

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