Statistics Graduate Program

Graduate Programs in Statistics

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Statistics!

The Graduate Program in Statistics (GPS) consists of twenty-four faculty including members affiliated with various departments on campus. Our graduate programs are based on the premise that good applications are built on strong foundations in theory and methods. Thus, the core program for every graduate student in statistics includes graduate level core courses in mathematical statistics, applied statistics and multivariate analysis. Students obtain training in computational statistics and can choose from a variety of special topics courses.

Ph.D. in Statistics

The Ph.D. degree includes a thorough background of coursework in contemporary statistical theory, and provides an opportunity for studying a field in which statistics is applied. Learn More

Ph.D. in Statistics (Biostatistics Track)

This subspecialty builds on a strong and diversified statistics program, and utilizes an environment of highly regarded campus programs in agricultural and environmental sciences, biological sciences, medicine, and veterinary medicine. Learn More...

M.S. in Statistics

The M.S. degree in Statistics is based on a mixture of theoretical and applied coursework, a comprehensive exam, and a statistical consulting requirement. Learn more

Graduate Group in Biostatistics

In addition to the Graduate Program in Statistics, the department also houses the Graduate Group in Biostatistics. You can find out more about the graduate programs they offer and how to apply for them by visiting the GGB Website.


You can apply for our programs online via the Office of Graduate Studies. The application fee is $105 for domestic applicants, $125 for international. We only accept full-time students, entering in the Fall quarter. The priority deadline to apply for admission for the following academic year is January 15; this is also the deadline for those applying for financial support. The final deadline for M.S. applications is February 15th. Learn more

Financial Support

Funding is available for Ph.D. students in the form of employment as a Teaching Assistant, Associate Instructor or Graduate Student Researcher. Additionally, Graduate Studies administers several fellowships that are open for new students to apply for. Learn more

Contact Us

Sarah Driver (
Graduate Programs Coordinator (PhD)
Room MSB 4118E, Tel: 530-752-1532

Jillian Hancock (
Graduate Programs Coordinator (MS)
Room MSB 4118D, Tel: 530-752-1547

Address: Department of Statistics
4118 Mathematical Sciences Building, 399 Crocker Ave.
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-8705, USA