Graduate Admission

Dreaming of a doctorate? Maybe a master’s degree? With more than 50 graduate programs available in a diversity of disciplines — from physics to philosophy — your Ph.D., M.A., or M.S. aspirations can be realized here. Take our academic distinction, add in our socially engaged community and inclusive environment and boom, you’ve got the recipe for one rewarding graduate career.

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Graduate Degrees

UCSB offers master’s degree and Ph.D. tracks in diverse disciplines, with top programs in engineering, the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, and the arts. Many of our graduate programs are inherently interdisciplinary, such as Materials Science, Global and International Studies, and Media Arts and Technology.

Graduate Degrees – General Catalog

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Graduate Division

A world-class education and the opportunities, resources, and support for career attainment — that’s what we provide our graduate students. We strive to cultivate individual strengths and talents and welcome every student as our partner. We value collaboration and discovery across disciplines and recognize the critical role of diversity in realizing our potential for excellence and innovation. 

Graduate Division

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Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

To solve environmental problems — that’s our aim. We’re making good on that goal by integrating science, management, law, economics, and policy. Our interdisciplinary approach is rare among U.S. universities and unique to the West. And it’s one reason we’re considered among the best schools of our kind in the country.

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

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Gevirtz School of Education

Advancing scholarship. Educating scholars. Training educators. Tackling societal challenges by innovating educational models for research, teaching and service. Aiming to improve pre-collegiate public education,The Gevirtz School is a hub for all those efforts and more.

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education


Nobel Laureates

UCSB’s renowned faculty includes six winners of Nobel Prizes for landmark research in chemistry, physics and economics. An alumna of our College of Creative Studies won the 2009 Nobel in Physiology or Medicine. 


National Institutes and Centers

The campus is home to ten national institutes and centers. Among them are the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Materials Research Laboratory, both funded by the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Army-funded Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies.


Majors, Degrees & Credentials

From hard sciences to studio art and all points in between, your educational opportunities abound at UCSB. We offer more than 200 majors, degrees and credentials, a number than includes 90+ undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate programs.

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Financial Aid

Time to talk numbers. Get the skinny on the cost of attending UCSB — from tuition and fees to the many options for financial assistance and scholarships — right here.

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

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