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Graduate Programs

Welcome! This collection of documents is designed to help prospective graduate students learn about the MA and PhD programs in our Department. It's strongly suggested that you peruse the recent NRC rankings, via the Mathematics Graduate Program Rankings at

If, for example, one looks at the measure of Student Outcomes (the program supports a high fraction of students, students graduate quickly and get jobs), then UC Santa Barbara is the top-ranked UC campus. For statistics on graduate employment click here.

The majority of this material is taken directly from the department's Graduate Student Handbook, which helps guide our graduate students throughout the various stages of their programs. These documents include general information, suggested preparation, an outline of each program offered, faculty information, and lists of course offerings. Students interested in graduate programs in Mathematics should direct their applications and questions to the following address:

Department of Mathematics
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Voice: 805/893-8192
Fax: 805/893-2385