MAS Requirement: applicants must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2 in upper division courses.
You must upload a copy of all your relevant academic records to the online application.
In addition, one official copy of your transcripts (and degree certificates, if applicable) must be sent directly from the registrar(s) of the academic institution(s) you have attended (beyond secondary school), or you may request official copies and mail them yourself in the sealed envelope provided by the issuing institution. Upon admission into our program, original hard-copy transcripts will be required to be sent in.
Attn: Master of Applied Statistics
UCLA Department of Statistics
8125 Math Sciences Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1554
Please note that submitted records become the property of the University and cannot be returned. If you are a university/college senior, do not risk missing the deadline by waiting for senior-year grades to be posted before submitting your application and transcript. UCLA undergraduates are exempt from mailing official copies of UCLA transcripts.
An official GRE General Test score must be sent directly by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Please be advised that all applicants, regardless of their degree or major backgrounds, must submit GRE scores. There are no substitutes for the GRE, including the GMAT. A GRE score is valid if the examination was given no more than five years prior to the date your application is submitted. If your score has expired, you must re-take the exam.
Statement of Purpose
Applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose. This statement provides an opportunity for applicants to demonstrate to the Admissions Committee how their previous academic training, research or interest areas, work experience, and any other relevant evidence based qualifications have prepared them to contribute to the UCLA MAS program and to the field. Please include your future career goals and how obtaining a MAS might help you reach your professional potential.
Important degree preparation is likely to come from job experience, in addition to undergraduate education. Many applicants will have gained valuable work experience in fields that have, or need, quantitative thinking. We will highly value documented work experience in applying quantitative methods in research, business, or other professional environments.
The statement can make direct references to the resume/CV.
Applicants must submit a resume or CV. This document is especially useful in showcasing your experiences outside the classroom and any awards or honors you may have received.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required from individuals who are well acquainted with your performance in academic or work settings, preferably direct professional or academic supervisors. Although only two letters are required, a third letter will be reviewed if provided.
The 2014-2015 application fee was $90.00 for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents and $110.00 for 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. The 2015-2016 application fee will be posted as soon as it is available.
The Master of Applied Statistics (MAS) program was created in response to the increasingly high demand from students seeking a master’s degree in data science and quantitative analytics. The MAS program will prepare students for work in industry through an emphasis on methods and theory commonly used in applications. The MAS caters primarily to part-time students. Courses for the new program will be offered in the evening, so that professionals can choose to continue working while completing their degrees.
The Master of Applied Statistics (MAS) program was created in response to the rapid rise in demand for data-centric skills in the Los Angeles area. Recent changes in the economy and the growing reliance of businesses and government agencies on data have created an increased demand for workers who can manage data and produce informative visualizations of data, and are guided by fundamental statistical principles. The MAS will help meet this need by providing working professionals the means to obtain a first-rate postgraduate-level education in applied statistics and quantitative analytics. The MAS is designed for working professionals, and as a result, courses will be offered in the evening to allow timely completion of the program. In addition the program is perfect for those who wish to transition to a more quantitatively focused career. All classes will be taught by regular departmental faculty. The degree will require a thesis project that will involve working closely with an industry partner and a faculty member to solve a real scientific or business problem. This will often be in the field where the student is working, thus deepening their understanding of it. The Department has various business, industry and government partners to provide internships, thesis topics, support for their employees, and job prospects for graduating students.