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Doctor of Philosophy

The path to the Doctoral degree in Applied Statistics and Research Methods requires successful completion of core and elective coursework, including a student-selected concentration area or cognate, written and oral comprehensive examinations, and dissertation research that makes an original contribution to the literature.

Students who choose the research methods concentration gain exposure to a broad variety of methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative methods, measurement and assessment, and program evaluation. Students who choose the applied statistics concentration learn how to bridge the gap between statistical theory and practice, with a focus on the issues that statisticians face in the workforce.

Learn more about the Applied Statistics and Research Methods programs


UNC's Main Greeley Campus

Credit Requirements 

64 Credit Hours 

Time to Completion

4 Years: 8 Semesters