Graduate 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, coursework, 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