A minimum of **62 units of coursework, plus minor units **(usually 9 – 12 units depending on the rules for your minor), with at least a 3.0 overall GPA, past the Bachelor’s Degree is required, made up as follows:

**PhD Major Coursework 62 units**

**18 units from the set of Core Statistics courses:**

- STAT 564/MATH 564 – Theory of Probability
- STAT 566/MATH 566 – Theory of Statistics
- STAT 571A/MATH 571A – Advanced Statistical Regression Analysis
- STAT 571B/MATH 571B – Design of Experiments
- MATH 574M– Statistical Machine Learning
- STAT 688A and STAT 688B/BIOS 688 – Statistical Consulting

**5 units of Core PhD Statistical Informatics courses:**

- STAT 675 – Statistical Computing
- PHCL 595B – Scientific Writing Presentation and Bioethics, or
- IMB 521 – Scientific Grantsmanship

Minimum 6 units from Theme (a) "General", with minimum 6 units from any other single "theme" (b)–(g), and any 9 additional units from the list below (no course can be used if it overlaps with a course required by the minor, above). It is the student’s responsibility, prior to enrolling in any of the electives listed below, to complete any courses listed as prerequisites by the offering unit.

(a) General

- BIOS 511 - Healthcare Data Science
- BIOS 648 – Analysis of High Dimensional Data
- BIOS 680 - Biostatistical methods I: Clinical Trials/Survival Analysis
- BIOS 684 – General Linear and Mixed Effects Models
- STAT 574B/ECON 574B – Bayesian Statistical Theory and Applications (Same as ECON 696E)
- STAT 574C/SOC 574C – Categorical Data Analysis
- STAT 687/BIOS 687/EPID 687 – Theory of Linear Models
- MATH 529 – Topics in Modern Analysis
- MATH 575A/CSC 575A – Numerical Analysis
- MATH 575B/CSC 575B – Numerical Analysis II
- MATH 636/ECE 636 – Information Theory
- SIE 520 – Stochastic Modeling I
- SIE 545 – Fundamentals of Optimization
- STAT 567A Theoretical Statistics I

(b) Bioinformatics

- BIOS 682 - Introduction to Genomic Data Science
- ECOL 553 – Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
- CSC 550 – Algorithms in Bioinformatics
- INFO 554 – Informatics in Biology
- MCB 516A/ABE 516A – Statistical Bioinformatics and Genomic Analysis
- PLS 565 – Practical Skills for Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis

(c) Business & management informatics

- MIS 510 – Web Computing and Mining
- MIS 545 – Data Mining for Business Intelligence

(d) Computing

- BIOS 576D – Data Management and the SAS Programming Language
- EDP 548 – Statistical Package for Research
- INFO 557 - Neural Networks
- MATH 575A/CSC 575A – Numerical Analysis
- MATH 575B/CSC 575B – Numerical Analysis
- SIE 578 - Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
- CSC 635 - Probabilistic Graphical Models
- MCB 516A - Statical Bioinformatics & Genomic Analysis

(e) Geographic information systems (GIS)

- STAT 574G/GEOG 574G – Introduction to Geostatistics
- GEOG 524 – Integrated Geographic Information Systems
- RNR 520/GEOG 520 – Advanced Geographic Information Systems

(f) Medical informatics

- IRLS 646/NURS 646 – Healthcare Informatics: Theory and Practice
- BIOS 675 – Clinical Trials and Intervention Studies
- BIOS 686 - Survival Analysis
- PHPR 817 – Introduction to Informatics

(g) Specialized theme

Where needed to suit a particular or specialized need in an individual student’s program of study, petition may be made to the GIDP Executive Committee for approval of an alternate, tailored 6-15 unit Theme. The student must be in good standing and must exhibit ongoing, satisfactory progress towards completion of the degree. The burden of proof for admitting a commensurate, Specialized Theme rests with the student, and the decision of the committee will be final.

As per Graduate College requirements, a minimum of 18 units in the PhD program of study must include dissertation credits. These are used to undertake the PhD research. Registration for any units of STAT 920 is restricted to students who have assembled an active, complete PhD Comprehensive Examination Committee (see below). Students who wish to undertake research coursework prior to assembling a Comprehensive Committee may consider STAT 599 and/or STAT 900 as possible alternatives; however, a maximum of only 6 units from STAT 599 and/or STAT 900 may be applied to the PhD program of study. A form is required for STAT 599.

**PhD Minor Coursework**

A minimum of 9 additional units for the PhD minor in one of the following areas:

- Applied Mathematics
- Biostatistics
- Biosystems Engineering
- Computer Science
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Economics
- Information Resources and Library Science
- Mathematics
- System & Industrial Engineering

Once a minor is chosen the student must check with the minor department to determine the required coursework and number of units. Some minors require 9 units and some minors require 12 or more units.

Where needed to suit a particular or specialized need in an individual student’s program of study, **petition may be made to the GIDP Executive Committee for approval of a UA minor not listed above to satisfy the minor requirement.** The student must be in good standing and must exhibit ongoing, satisfactory progress towards completion of the degree. The burden of proof for admitting a commensurate, alternate minor rests with the student, and the decision of the committee will be final.

Extra Info

Courses may be added to or removed from this list by action of the Statistics GIDP Curriculum Committee, after approval by the GIDP Executive Committee. See Program Handbook for more information.

**Complete list of courses**, including course descriptions, prerequisites, and semesters offered.