The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability offers an MA in Statistics (In addition to the Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Probability - described on another page). This degree trains students in the methodology and theory of modern statistical practice by teaching data-science procedures and their applications to statistical problems. In keeping with this objective, students within the Applied Statistics and Data Science specializations are required to become skilled at statistical computing and participate actively in the consulting projects that arise in Data Lab, our Data Science Consulting Laboratory ( This degree will prepare students for careers in government, industry, and quantitative research in other scientific disciplines.

Mailing Address

Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
University of California, Santa Barbara
South Hall, Room 5607
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3110


Department Phone Number
(805) 893-2129

Degree icon Degrees Offered

Address iconDeadlines

Fall 2023:

  • February 15, 2024 (by 11:59 PM PST): Final Deadline

Winter 2023:

  • October 18, 2023 (by 11:59 PM PST): Final Deadline

Spring 2023:

  • January 10, 2024 (by 11:59 PM PST): Final Deadline

Requirements Icon


  • Online application:
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal History and Diversity Statement, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted online)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (submitted online)
  • English Language Exam Scores (if applicable): TOEFL Internet-Based Test (IBT) total score of 80, or TOEFL Paper-Based Test (PBT) total score of 550, or IELTS Overall Band score of 7, or Duolingo English Test total score of 120, or higher
  • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of ADMISSION made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.



Applied Statistics; Mathematical Statistics