Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in graduate study at UC San Diego. 

We offer a wide variety of academic and professional fields and we welcome talented prospective students from across the nation and around the world.  UCSD graduates have gone on to assume prominent roles in academia, industry, government, and the arts and media in California and beyond. The links below will provide the information, instructions and resources to help you understand the options, expectations and procedures of the Graduate Admissions process.

Graduate Departments and Programs

Department and Program List

Application Procedures

Admissions Procedures

Statement of Purpose Guidelines

Letter of Recommendation Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Graduate Admissions Policies

University Policies

Graduate Admissions Policy

Academic Information and Policies


Fees and Expenses

Tuition and Student Fees

Fee Descriptions

Financial Assistance

Entering Graduate Students

Graduate Life at UC San Diego

About UC San Diego

Diversity at UC San Diego

Clery Report on Campus Security

Graduate Student Handbook