Dual Master’s Degree in Statistics

The Dual AM Degree in Statistics is offered only to students enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Penn. Please note, students can only pursue ONE research master’s degree en route to their Ph.D. Penn Law, Medicine, Dental, or Vet school students will not be permitted to enroll in the program.  Prior to enrolling in coursework for the degree, approvals are needed from the Academic Director of the Dual Master’s in Statistics, the Vice Dean of the Wharton Doctoral Program, as well as the Doctoral Program Chair of the student’s home school and the Vice Dean of the student’s home school. Please see additional information and required forms here: Dual Masters Degree in Statistics 2020-2021.

The requirements are completion of the following:

(1) Six credit units of 500 level or 900 level Statistics Department courses.

(2) Four additional credit units of approved Penn courses with statistical content. These can be Statistics Department courses or courses from other departments.

Note: Approval of the student’s list of 10 credit units for (1) and (2) is subject to approval of the Academic Director of the Dual Master’s in Statistics. **A minimum grade of B- or better is required for each course. Effective 1/16/2017.

(3) An approved master’s thesis. The master’s thesis is a research paper that makes substantial use of statistics and is not part of a student’s dissertation (though it can be related to the dissertation work) or material you completed for a course (though it can build on a paper completed for a course). The thesis can be original research or can be a literature review of some area of statistics related to a student’s research. The thesis must be approved by a standing faculty member in the Statistics Department who has agreed to serve as an advisor for the project.

Academic Director of the Dual Master’s in Statistics: Professor Linda Zhao (lzhao@wharton.upenn.edu).

Department of Statistics and Data Science

The Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania
Academic Research Building
265 South 37th Street, 3rd & 4th Floors
Philadelphia, PA 19104-1686

Phone: (215) 898-8222
Fax: (215) 898-1280