Carnegie Mellon University

Statistics/Neural Computation Joint Ph.D. Degree

This program allows students to pursue a Ph.D. that combines Ph.D.-level training in Statistics with a solid understanding of the elements of neuroscience via the Ph.D. Program in Neural Computation that is part of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition.

Students complete the requirements for a Ph.D. in Statistics while also fulfilling the core requirements for the PNC Ph.D. by taking courses in cellular, cognitive, and systems neuroscience, as well as computational neuroscience, and gaining exposure to methods of data collection in at least one experimental laboratory. Because there is some overlap of requirements, this joint Ph.D. program should not take very much longer than either single program taken separately.