• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #11 (ARWU) Beverly Hills, CA, United States
The vice chair for graduate studies is the chief graduate advisor and heads a committee of faculty advisors who may serve as academic advisors. The research interests of the members of this committee span most of the major areas of statistics. During their first quarter in the program students are required to meet with an academic advisor who assists them in planning a reasonable course of study.
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  • Continuing students should meet with either the vice chair for graduate studies or their academic advisor at least once each quarter. Each year a committee consisting of all regular departmental faculty meet to evaluate the progress of all enrolled doctoral students.
  • This committee decides if students are making satisfactory progress, and if not offers specific recommendations to correct the situation. For students who have begin dissertation work, the determination of satisfactory progress is typically delegated to the academic advisor.
  • Students who are found to be consistently performing unsatisfactorily may be recommended for termination by a vote of this committee. Doctoral students normally are considered to be making satisfactory progress if they perform satisfactorily in their coursework during the first year, advance to candidacy by the end of their second year, and perform satisfactorily in their research (and teaching, if applicable) in subsequent years.
  • In order to advance to candidacy, students must perform satisfactorily on their written final exams and written final projects in the 9 core courses and must submit a satisfactory written background and summary of their research proposal before taking their preliminary oral qualifying exam.
  • A student’s performance on these written exams and assignments will be used by the department to judge if the student is “on track” and thus ready to advance to candidacy for the PhD degree. If so, the student must also pass a preliminary oral qualifying exam and a final oral exam along with filing his/her dissertation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Applied Probability
  • Theoretical Statistics
  •  High Dimensional Statistics
  • Research Design, Sampling, and Analysis
  •  Statistical Modeling and Learning
  • Advanced Modeling and Inference
  • Statistics Programming
  •  Matrix Algebra and Optimization

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Ph.D. applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 to apply to the doctoral program. Applicants who have already obtained a master’s degree must have maintained an average of better than 3.5 in graduate study.

  • Online Graduate Application
  • Letter of Recommendation (3 Required)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official GRE scores
  • Official TOEFL or ILETS scores 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31949 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31949 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    31949 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31949 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    16847 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16847 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Beverly Hills

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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