Interdisciplinary PhD in Aero/Astro and Statistics

Students must complete their primary program’s degree requirements along with the IDPS requirements. Statistics requirements must not unreasonably impact performance or progress in a student’s primary degree program.

PhD Earned on Completion: Aeronautics, Astronautics and Statistics
(other pre-approved thesis fields available)

Grade Requirements: B+ in all required courses (see options below)

IDPS/AeroAstro ChairYoussef Marzouk


IDS.190 Doctoral Seminar in Statistics
Probability (pick one)
6.7700 (6.436) Fundamentals of Probability
18.675 Theory of Probability
Statistics (pick one)
18.655 Mathematical Statistics
18.6501 Fundamentals of Statistics
IDS.160 Mathematical Statistics – A Non-Asymptotic Approach
Computation & Statistics (pick one)
6.7810 (6.438) Algorithms for Inference
6.7900 (6.867) Machine Learning
9.520 Statistical Learning Theory and Applications
16.391 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
16.940 Numerical Methods for Stochastic Modeling and Inference
Data Analysis (pick one)
16.393 Statistical Communication and Localization Theory
16.470 Statistical Methods in Experimental Design
IDS.131 Statistics, Computation, and Applications


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