Welcome to UC San Diego!

As Dean of Graduate Studies, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of California, San Diego.  Whether you are a current student, a faculty or staff member, or someone who is exploring applying to UCSD to continue your education and scholarly development, I hope you will find this site to be a user-friendly source of any and all information you may need

UCSD enjoys extremely high national and international rankings for its graduate programs, on the basis of our prominent faculty, outstanding research facilities and libraries, spectacular coastal location, and of course our vibrant community of extraordinary graduate students. We pride ourselves not only on the excellent pathways we offer for advanced studies in a full range of disciplines, but also on our emphasis on interdisciplinarity and a high quality of graduate student life and extracurricular opportunities.  We are striving to train a diverse community of scholars who will be equipped to ask fundamental questions and solve society’s problems. We welcome talented prospective students from across the nation and around the world, and our graduates have gone on to assume prominent roles in academia, industry, government, and the arts and media in California and beyond.  Please use this website to explore all that UCSD has to offer, and do not hesitate to contact my office if I can provide you with any personal assistance.


Kim E. Barrett, Ph.D.

For specific help from OGS experts please see our Staff Directory.

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