Give a brief statement outlining your reasons for undertaking a graduate program, your particular area of specialization within the major field, your past academic work, and your plans for future occupation or profession. Also include any additional information that may assist the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and aptitude for graduate study at UC Santa Barbara.
Your Statement of Purpose must be written in narrative (essay) form without duplicating content from your Personal History and Diversity Statement.
Personal History and Diversity Statement
UC Santa Barbara is interested in a diverse and inclusive graduate student population. Please describe any aspects of your personal background, accomplishments, or achievements that you feel are important in evaluating your application for graduate study. For example, please describe if you have experienced economic challenges in achieving higher education, such as being financially responsible for family members or dependents, having to work significant hours during undergraduate schooling or coming from a family background of limited income. Please describe if you have any unusual or varied life experiences that might contribute to the diversity of the graduate group, such as fluency in other languages, experience living in bi-cultural communities, academic research interests focusing on cultural, societal, or educational problems as they affect under-served segments of society, or evidence of an intention to use the graduate degree toward serving disadvantaged individuals or populations.
Your Personal History and Diversity Statement must be written in narrative (essay) form without duplicating content from your Statement of Purpose. A minimum word count of 250 words is required. There is no maximum length requirement. Most statements are typically 1-2 pages.
List your positions of employment or volunteer work/community service since high school, either full or part-time,including the hours per week worked and the nature and dates of employment or service.
Note: Do not include GRE scores on your Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV) if your program does not accept them.
Logic and Applications in Computer Science
Level Set Methods
Theory of Computation and Complexity
Approximations, NP-Completeness and Algorithms
Topics in Combinatorial Algorithms
Advanced Topics in Program Analysis
Formal Specification and Verification
Advanced Computer Architecture
Modern Programming Languages and Their Implementation
Advanced Topics in Operating Systems
Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems
Data and Knowledge Bases
Advanced Topics in Database Systems
Advanced Topics in Networking
Advanced Topics in Computer Security
Matrix Analysis and Computation
Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations--Finite Difference Methods
Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations--Finite Element Methods