The University of California offers more than 600 graduate degree programs across 10 campuses. Learn how to prepare for grad school and apply to the program that’s right for you.
UC is one of the world’s premier research universities. At UC, you’ll join a diverse community of people from around the world, representing many socioeconomic, cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Together, you’ll make the world a better place..
Preparing for graduate school
Plan now so you’ll stand out from the crowd when you apply. Take advanced courses in your area of interest. Build relationships with your professors. Gain research experience. Take the GRE. And apply—early.
Learn how to create a strong application for admission to a University of California graduate program.
Paying for UC
Find out about the many funding opportunities available for graduate students. Be sure to pay attention to their requirements and application deadlines—most fellowship applications are due before admissions applications.
Search UC graduate degrees
How will you select the UC program that’s right for you? Start by using our degree search tool to find programs that fit your interest.
Explore UC campuses
Each of UC’s campuses offers a unique blend of learning experiences and lifestyles options. Whichever one you pick, you’ll have access to the professional networks, facilities and resources provided by all 10 campuses that make up the University of California system.more