Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics

It is a well-known fact that statistics is the backbone of all sciences and hence its development is an important factor. In view of this the Department of Mathematics offers graduate programmes leading to a PhD. degree in Statistics.
Programme Objectives
To develop Professional and Research capabilities in major areas of Statistics. Develop high calibre professionals needed for Statistics research consultancy, extension and teaching in academic, public and private institutions in relation to human development as well as produce graduates grounded in their areas of specialization yet more holistic in their approach to Statistical issues.
Admission Requirements
Applicants should be holders of M.Sc in Statistics, or related disciplines from Egerton University or any other recognized University.
Course Structure and Duration
The Ph.D programme will extend for a minimum period of 36 months and a maximum of 72 months All candidates shall conduct independent research, with the direction of a subject specialist, write and submit a thesis, in fulfilment for Ph.D in Statistics.
Thesis Examination
All candidates enrolled for the Ph.D. degree in Statistics shall be required to conduct independent research, leading to writing of a thesis. The defense of the thesis shall be conducted in accordance with the rules established in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Examination regulations
All examinations for the Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
The grading of examination for PhD in Statistics shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a PhD in Statistics a student shall be required to undertake independent research, submit a written thesis and pass an oral thesis examination.
Degree Classification
The PhD in Statistics is not classified.