Graduate Program

Statistics Graduate Program

Statistical Collaboratory Statistics Class

Supplemental Application Materials and Admissions Questions Can Be Addressed To: 

Perla Fabelo (951) 827-4716; stat@ucr.edu
Statistics & Applied Statistics Graduate Programs
CNAS Graduate Student Affairs Center
1140 Batchelor Hall
Riverside, CA 92521-0219    (951) 827-4716

Meet our Graduate Advisors

Overview of Graduate Programs

The Statistics faculty and staff are fully dedicated to graduate student success. As our graduate student, you will be able to work closely with faculty and other graduate students on innovative statistical research projects and be a part of department's successful Statistics Consulting Collaboratory that serves the campus and business community. Our faculty has received National/International recognition for their professional contribution in research, teaching and service.

Masters in Statistics

The Master's Program has a professional orientation, emphasizing applications and applicable theory; it is intended to provide an "operational" knowledge of the subject.

Students entering the program must either have completed a BS Degree in Statistics (or the equivalent), or take the following courses: STAT 160A, 160B, 160C, 161, 170A, 170B and 171, covering basic areas of probability and statistics.  These courses are not counted as credit towards the Master's degree.

To obtain the M.S. degree, students are required to complete 36 course units and take the written comprehensive examination upon completion of the course work which is generally offered twice annually, in the fall and spring quarters.  Students may have two attempts to pass this exam.

Ph.D. in Applied Statistics

The Ph.D. program in Applied Statistics emphasizes both the theory of Statistics and its application to special fields of interest.  In addition to 57 units of graduate courses in Statistics, students will be taking 12 units of graduate courses in a Substantive Field as a possible application area of the thesis research.  The Substantive Field may be chosen from areas such as Biology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology or Administration.  Specialties might include Population Genetics, Biological Control, Hydrology, Epidemiology, Geology, Discrimination of Learning, or scales and Measurements.

Students entering the program must have completed either a Bachelor's Degree or a Master's Degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or some other quantitative based discipline.  Students lacking sufficient preparation for some statistics graduate classes must complete some preparatory work in Statistics, Computer Science, or Mathematics depending on their background.

Before advancement to candidacy, students must demonstrate proficiency on two written qualifying examination (part I and part II) which is generally offered twice annually, in the fall and spring quarters.  Students may have two attempts to pass these exams.

View a list of requirements and specific courses to Advance to Candidacy for the Master's and Ph.D. degrees by clicking on: General Catalog

General Graduate Admissions 

The general GRE exam is required when applying to the Ph.D. and Master's programs.  Minimum requirements for graduate admissions are as follows:

3.20 GPA, based on last 2 yrs of Bachelor's Degree.

300 GRE (Verbal + Quantitative) score not older than 5 years. 

TOEFL (International Students) score of 550 Written / 213 Computer/80 Internet base not older than 2 years.

The following codes are used to submit the GRE and TOEFL scores to our campus:

GRE - #0705

TOEFL - #59

Financial Support

Qualified admitted Ph.D. students are provided with competitive financial packages that may include Fellowships, Teaching and/or Research Assistantships, and job opportunities at our Statistical Consulting Collaboratory.  Normally the financial support is for five years of graduate training. Eligibility for admission and financial support is determined on the basis of a number of factors including appropriate courses, grade point average; graduate record examination scores, etc. The financial packages are not available for Masters students.

Application deadlines:

Clink on: Prospective Students page to view graduate program application deadlines.

Contact for Additional Information:

Perla Fabelo, Student Affairs Officer

Dr. Xinping Cui, Graduate Advisor

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

Department of Statistics
1337 Olmsted Hall

Tel: (951) 827-3774
Fax: (951) 827-3286
E-mail: Paula Lemire - Administrative Assistant