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Ph.D. Admissions Information


The prerequisite courses required to apply to the STOR Ph.D. program are: real analysis, linear algebra, calculus-based probability and statistics.


The Ph.D. programs begin in the Fall semester.
The approximate application deadline is mid-December of each year. Exact dates can be found here.

Financial Assistance

Most of our Ph.D. students receive some form of financial support, such as Graduate School fellowships, departmental assistantships, research assistantships, or internships. Departmental assistantships involve grading or teaching an undergraduate course. Some of our students are supported as Research Assistants by faculty members and some work as interns in industry at one of the nearby firms in Research Triangle Park (e.g., IBM, SAS, GlaxoSmithKline, Becton-Dickinson). Our supported students receive tuition and fee waivers as well as health insurance coverage for the duration of their studies.

How to Apply

Please refer to and apply by following the instructions given on the Graduate School website:

International applicants have additional application requirements including the submission of a TOEFL or IETLS score and a financial certificate. Please read the instructions about these requirements at

Visiting Campus

Students admitted to a Ph.D. program are encouraged to visit the department. We will arrange for you to meet with faculty and current students, and will provide partial reimbursement for travel expenses.  We encourage you to check the UNC Visitors’ Center’s website  for more information and to make arrangements for guided campus tours for prospective graduate students.

If you have any questions which you cannot find the answer to, please contact us.