Application deadlines for Fall are Feb 1 of the same year unless you plan to apply for UCLA Special Fellowships (deadline is December 15 of the previous year). We do not offer Winter or Spring admissions. Prospective graduate students in statistics need not have an undergraduate statistics major but should have at least twelve-quarter courses (or eight semester courses) in substantial upper division quantitative work, preferably in mathematics and statistics. Applicants must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2 in these upper division courses.
Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test and must submit at least three letters of recommendation from people who can attest to their quantitative skills. International students must also take and submit TOEFL or ILETS scores. International students who plan to serve as Teaching Assistant to help with their financial assistance are highly recommended to take and submit the Test for Spoken English (TSE) scores.
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.
Application Fees$105.00: U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents
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 PurposeYour 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 transcriptsWhen 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.