The PhD Program of ISDC in Statistics provides students with a broad based course of study in applied statistics, theoretical statistics and probability, as well as numerous advanced topic courses. The breadth and depth of the program has served graduates well in their subsequent careers in academia, industry and government. Doctoral students pursue a wide range of dissertation research, ranging from applied statistics to theoretical probability. Many students are involved in interdisciplinary research that puts them in regular contact with faculty and students in other departments at UNC, and in some cases, other institutions. Past interactions with other units at UNC have included Environmental Sciences, Biology, the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Computer Science, Biostatistics, Economics, and the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences.