All graduate students must consult at the start of each semester with the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), whose signature is needed before course selections become official.
Twelve courses, chosen in consultation with the DGS, are required before students can be admitted to candidacy after the second year.
- We strongly recommend that students take
- S&DS 551 (Stochastic Processes)
- S&DS 600 (Advanced Probability)
- S&DS 610 (Statistical Inference)
- S&DS 612 (Linear Models)
- S&DS 625 (Case Studies)
- S&DS 661 (Data Analysis)
which are taught every year.
- We require that students take S&DS 626 (Practical work).
Students usually choose the remaining courses from a list of special topics that are offered on an irregular schedule, determined by a combination of student demand and faculty interests. Graduate courses in other departments can also be taken with permission from the DGS.
- There is no foreign language requirement.