Admissions Procedures

Thank you for considering UCSD for your graduate study. Before you start the online application:

  • Contact the department or program of interest to learn about application requirements.
  • Review the department website.
  • Contact the department or program to ensure your interests match what the department has to offer.
  • Read the department requirements found in the application Department and Program List

If you have previously registered as a graduate student at UCSD at any time, whether or not you completed any course work, DO NOT FILE A NEW APPLICATION. Obtain a petition for readmission from your former department, group, or school graduate office.

How to Apply Online: Create an Account 

All application processes are online at the application Admissions website. To create an online application account you will need a valid email address. This email address will be your login name. It will also be the primary line of communication between you and UCSD. Be sure to use an address that will not change: do not use a temporary address. The activation email and additional instructions to complete your registration will be sent to this address.