Joint Program with Applied Mathematics & Statistics
The Department of Sociology offers a joint program with the Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, which provides doctoral students an opportunity to acquire advanced statistical knowledge and applied research skills. Graduates of the program will earn a PhD in sociology and an MA or MSE in applied mathematics and statistics.
The joint program requirements include all of the PhD requirements in sociology and the specially designed requirements for an MA or MSE in applied mathematics and statistics. Applied mathematics and statistics courses may substitute for 230.600 and 230.604 in the PhD requirements. There are two options available for fulfilling the requirements for the MA or MSE portion of the program. (See below.) For both options, students are required to meet the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department’s computing requirement (fulfilled through 550.413 Applied Statistics and Data Analysis), the purpose of which is to ensure that students are able to effectively use computers to solve mathematical problems.
All joint program students are required to complete a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training, which is in addition to the HIPPA training required for the sociology PhD.