How to Apply
Undergraduate preparation in mathematics, statistics, and computer programming is strongly recommended. An undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher is required. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for admission to any graduate program at UCSB. A Master's degree is required to enter the Ph.D. program. All applicants must fulfill the general requirements for admission to graduate status at UCSB. Applicants should specify their general areas of interests and faculty member interest within their application.
Master of Arts (MA), Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy (MA/PhD), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Review Faculty Profiles and Research
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty members whose research interests align with their own early in the application process and to list potential advisors on their applications. It is very important to indicate in your Statement of Purpose which faculty member(s) you are interested in working with and to be specific about which research areas you are interested in.