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Welcome to the PSTAT graduate homepage. Our department provides the opportunity to pursue studies in multiple areas within the fields of statistics and probability. We offer a Master's degree in Statistics and a PhD in Statistics & Applied Probability. In addition, our department offers an optional PhD emphasis in Financial Mathematics and Statistics, and an optional PhD emphasis in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, and an optional PhD emphasis in BioEngineering
The department has a very diverse faculty with a wide-range of interests.
Current research areas include Theoretical Statistics and Statistical
Methodology, Computational Statistics, Probability, Financial Mathematics,
Environmental Statistics and Biostatistics. Our faculty's research
interests may be found here.
The graduate program is open to students who have a Bachelor’s Degree
in Mathematics, Statistics, or other closely related fields. All applicants
need to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants from non-English
speaking countries must also take the TOEFL exam.
Teaching assistantships are the primary source of funding for graduate
students. As graduate students progress in their studies, research assistantships
also become available. Fellowships and scholarships are available to new
applicants. All applicants who submit the application by January 1st will
automatically be considered for funding.
The university offers on-campus graduate student hoursing for single students
and for families. Some students also choose to live in the surrounding
communities of Isla Vista, Goleta and Santa Barbara. Once in Santa Barbara,
you will have a chance to explore the many sights in the area.