PhD Statistics

The Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics (PhD STAT) program is designed to give the student a wide exposure to actual problems in statistical theory and methods. The program requires a minimum of 37 units, consisting of 6 units of core courses (STAT 341 and STAT 342), at least 9 unit of 200 level courses in Statistics, at least 9 units of cognate courses, 1 unit of graduate seminar, and 12 units of dissertation. Cognate field may be pursued in demography, genetics, economics, plant breeding, animal science, computer science, management, food science, information technology, mathematics, engineering science and hydrology, and water resources.

Admission Requirements

Applicants of the program must submit a duly accomplished application form to the Graduate School, UP Los Baños, together with the following:

Applicants must also have a Master of Science in Statistics from an accredited university/college. The MS degree of the applicant is evaluated by the Graduate Curriculum Committee of INSTAT based on the following criteria:

Consideration is also given to applicants with sufficient experience, maturity, potential and motivation to pursue graduate study.

PhD Statistics Courses

STAT 341Theory of ProbabilityMeasure-theoretic probability; characteristic functions; generalized and compound distributions; limit theorems; stochastic processes.
STAT 342Statistical InferenceStatistical Inference and statistical decision theory; sufficiency; most powerful tests; unbiasedness; invariance
STAT 363Sampling Theory of SurveysStratified multistage sampling; sampling on successive occasions; problems and approaches in the development of multistage surveys
STAT 399PhD Graduate Seminar
STAT 400PhD Dissertation

**The PhD  in Statistics program requires a minimum of 37 units: