The Department of Mathematics takes seriously three aspects of mathematics within its graduate training: 1) Applied Mathematics: mathematicians help directly in the solution of problems which arise in other areas of human endeavor, 2) Mathematical Education: training others how to develop solutions on their own, and 3) Pure Mathematics: they expand the reach and clarify the understanding of mathematical thought itself. The Department offers programs leading to an M.A. in Mathematics, M.A. in Applied Mathematics, Ph.D. in Mathematics, and an optional degree emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering.

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  • Fall Only - January 2, 2021 (by 11:59 PM PST)

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  • Online application:
  • Statement of Purpose with completed coversheets, Personal Achievements/Contributions, Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted online)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (submitted online)
  • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
  • TSE (Test of Spoken English) is also recommended for applicants (who are taking the Paper based TOEFL), whose native language is not English
  • A list of mathematics courses taken, including descriptions and a reference to the text used (submitted in the online application)
  • 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.
Computational Science and Engineering