M.A. On Campus


University of California, Santa Barbara

12 months
12570 USD/year
12570 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Welcome! This collection of documents is designed to help prospective graduate students learn about the MA and PhD programs in our Department. We offer a master degree in Mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 


The Department of Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara 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.


1) Computational Science and Engineering, and 2) Bioengineering

Programme Structure

  • 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. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application 
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, 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)
  • GRE General test scores and GRE Math Subject test scores
  • 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
  • Final/Official transcripts 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12570 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12570 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Santa Barbara

1640 - 2480 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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