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About the GPP in Statistics

The UC Riverside GPP in Statistics allows you to take upper division courses at UCR to prepare for the master's degree or PhD that you want. The Department of Statistics at UC Riverside has an outstanding reputation in Teaching, Research and Consulting. We are the only program in Southern California where one may obtain a PhD in Applied Statistics. Our faculty has received National/International recognition for their professional contribution in research, teaching and service.


Receive a transcript from one of the best public university systems in the U.S., the University of California (UC)

  • Get recommendation letters from renowned professors
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree from your home university and prepare for your master's degree or PhD at a top U.S. institution.
  • Immerse yourself in cultural and educational experiences in the U.S.


You will be taught by an interdisciplinary team of internationally-renowned professors from a range of statistics specialties. To learn more about this distinguished faculty, see the Statistics Department website.

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3 years of study at home university

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6 weeks of intensive English preparation

One-year senior class (36 units)

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Any of the following options:
1) UCR graduate program
2) Graduate program at another university
3) One year of O.P.T. in the U.S.