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Graduate Program Survival Guide

This guide was written by past/present graduate students. We hope it will help in easing the transition to grad life here or in your decision to apply. It contains information on the department, course work, requirements and on the university and community. You should check out the official Statistics department pages for course requirements etc (i.e. we might have things slightly wrong and don't want you to blame us!). The links below will often include a link to the official page.

Also check out the Graduate School's portal for grad students.

Common Acronyms

Who's Who in the Department

Before You Arrive

Money Matters

General Stuff

Courses & Prelims

PhD Exams & Committees

Getting a Job

Funding & Advisors

Departmental & UW Activities

Seattle Information

Stat. Orgs with Membership Deals for Students