University of California graduate admissions

Grad school at UC

Right now you’re probably more concerned about next week’s deadlines than planning the rest of your life. But now is the perfect time to dream about the contribution you’d like to make to the world—and what you’ll need to make it happen. UC is one of the world’s premier research universities and our graduate programs are among the best. You belong here.
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We’re here to help you get started.

With so many students applying to graduate school, it’s important to lay the groundwork now so you’ll stand out from the crowd when you apply. We have tips that will help you create an outstanding graduate school application, whatever your field or focus.

Don’t wait to set your dreams in motion. Start here. Start now.

With more than 700 degrees offered across 10 campuses, graduate studies at the University of California can help you turn aspirations into reality. 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 our world a better place.
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“Many times we don’t take chances because we may not believe in our abilities, but you don’t need to have it all figured out. You just need to be open to learning along the way, making mistakes and reaching out.”
Ana Guerrero, Ph.D. Education, UC Santa Barbara

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Use the graduate degree search tool to discover which UC campuses offer graduate programs in your area of interest.

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