Graduate Minor in Statistics

The Graduate Minor in Statistics is designed for doctoral students pursuing degrees in other fields who wish to enhance their statistical knowledge and credentials. Students within the major cannot minor in the same program. The Minor is taken in conjunction with, and is intended to complement the student's work in their primary discipline.

Admission to the minor requires an application to the Department and admission to a PhD program (MS track to PhD cannot apply until they are in the PhD program) in another field at the University of Illinois. Applications for the Minor are submitted upon completion of the required courses. Approval is contingent on having grade point average of 3.0 or better in the Minor.

A total of three courses, constituting 12 graduate credit hours, are required for the minor in Statistics degree. At least 8 credit hours must be taken at the 500 level. No course substitutions are allowed.

4 Credit Hours in Statistics at the 400 level from approved departmental list 4
8 Credit Hours in Statistics at the 500 level from approved departmental list 8
Total Hours 12

Approved list of courses

Approved 400 level courses* - choose 1 (4 graduate hours):

Stat 424 (Analysis of Variance), Stat 425 (Applied Regression and Design), Stat 426 (Sampling and Categorical Data), Stat 428 (Statistical Computing), Stat 429 (Time Series Analysis), Stat 430 (Topics in Applied Statistics), Stat 440 (Statistical Data Management), Stat 443 (Professional Statistics), Stat 448 (Advanced Data Analysis), Stat 480 (Data Science Foundations)

Approved 500 level courses - choose 2 (8 graduate hours):

Stat 510 (Mathematical Statistics I) , Stat 511 (Mathematical Statistics II), Stat 525 (Computational Statistics), Stat 530 (Bioinformatics), Stat 542 (Statistical Learning), Stat 571 (Multivariate Analysis), Stat 575 (Large Sample Theory), Stat 578 (Topics In Statistics), Stat 587 (Hierarchical Linear Models), Stat 588 (Covariance Structures and Factor Models)

*In 400 level courses, be sure to register for the graduate section for 4 credit hours, not the undergraduate section if there is one.

Contacts for Graduate Minor in Statistics

  • Advisor for Graduate Minor: Michelle Wang
  • Graduate Office Contact: Aaron Thompson
  • Location: 101 Illini Hall, M-F 8:30-11:45 am & 1:00-4:45 pm