In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit the departmental application.
A strong quantitative background including, at minimum, linear algebra, multivariate calculus, and statistics, is expected. Applicants with prior work in computer programming, differential equations, numerical methods, advanced statistics, and probability theory, are preferred.
1.If you are applying to UCLA as a graduate student for the first time, or if you have applied before but were not admitted, complete all parts of the application. The $105.00 (for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents) or $125.00 (for all other applicants) application fee must be submitted online by credit or debit card before the application can be processed.
2.If you filed an application for graduate admission at UCLA within the last year and were admitted but did not register, be sure to select Renewal from the dropdown menu at Application Type in the application. Submit only the application, and any additional or updated information or records. One renewal of application is accepted without the application fee.
After the first renewal the application fee must be submitted with each subsequent application. If you applied and were admitted more than one year ago, you must submit a new application, the application fee, and all required materials.
3.If you have ever registered as a graduate student at UCLA, whether you completed a graduate program or not, complete all parts of the application. The application fee must be submitted with the application.
Formal application for readmission is not required of a student returning from an official leave of absence.If you are currently registered as a graduate student at UCLA, do not proceed with the application. Instead, please contact your Student Affairs Officer to submit a Graduate Petition for Change of Major/Classification.
$105.00: U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents$125.00: All other applicants
The application fee is devoted to the administrative cost of processing all applications received, and is not refundable under any circumstances, regardless of the outcome, the date of filing, time of review, or if, for whatever the reason, the application is withdrawn.
1.Fee DeferralsPublic Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) Applicants
Applicants who are sponsored by the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program are eligible for a deferral of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, select PPIA under Program Participation. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the program officer verifying sponsorship.
Waivers of the $105.00 application fee are available for applicants who a) participate(d) in one of these programs or b) demonstrate financial need as described below.
3.Program ParticipationParticipants in the following programs are eligible for fee waivers. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, select one or more of the programs in which you participated and upload a letter from the program director confirming your participation.
UC Leadership through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS)
4.Need-based Fee WaiversWaivers of UCLA’s application fee are available for U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents and others who meet the following criteria:
Do not submit income tax returns, unemployment documents, copies of your FAFSA Expected Family Contribution or other financial estimates; these cannot be accepted as documentation of eligibility for a fee waiver.
Statement of Purpose
Your statement of purpose will be used in conjunction with your application for consideration for graduate admission and financial support. Specific requirements and prompts may be provided on the website of the program to which you are applying. Be sure to check for these prompts before starting to write.
In general, state your purpose in applying for graduate study. Describe your scholarly and research area(s) of interest, experiences that contributed to your preparation in the field, and your plans for your future occupation or profession. Briefly describe experiences that have prepared you for advanced study or research, and provide any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and aptitude for graduate study at UCLA. If you are applying for a research masters or doctoral program, you are encouraged to indicate specific research interests and potential faculty mentors.
Submitting your international transcripts
When applying to a UCLA graduate program, each international applicant is required to submit to that program official records from all academic institutions she or he attended.
Official records are defined as original documents issued by the institution—not photocopies—which bear the actual signature of the Registrar and the seal of the issuing institution. If you have attended more than one institution, separate official records should be submitted by each institution.
If your academic record cannot be replaced, obtain a properly certified copy. Keep the original for yourself! Never send a document to UCLA that cannot be replaced; submitted records become the property of the University, and we cannot return them to you.
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