Students wishing to pursue the Statistics option of the Ph.D. in Data Science will meet the following requirements.

PhD students with a recognized Baccalaureate degree are required to take ten (NJIT minimum: eight) 600-level or 700-level 3-credit courses (30 credits) of coursework beyond the Baccalaureate degree as well as four additional 700-level 3-credit courses (12 credits), for a total of fourteen (NJIT minimum: twelve) 3-credit courses (42 credits).

PhD students with a recognized Master’s degree or equivalent are required to take seven graduate courses, of which four should be 700-level 3-credit courses (21 credits). (NJIT minimum: four 700-level courses.)

Master’s project (course MATH 700), Master’s thesis (course MATH 701), or more than two independent study courses (courses MATH 725 and MATH 726) cannot be used to satisfy these coursework requirements.

Students will be required to take DS 675 (Machine Learning), MATH 644 (Regression), and MATH 631 (Linear Algebra).

All required courses can be substituted by courses of equal difficulty, if the PhD advisor and the PhD directors in both options agree to them in writing (e-mail is sufficient). For example, if a student has already taken an equivalent course to a required course, then a substitute will be determined.

Core courses listed here are a selection. All courses may be found at https://catalog.njit.edu/ Required courses are highlighted.