Graduate Information

In this section:

Graduate Admission

Graduate Expenses

Graduate Academic Program

Campus Life

UC Santa Cruz offers graduate study in more than 40 academic fields. Graduate programs encourage close working relationships between students and faculty to promote rapid learning and professional growth. Many graduate programs have interdisciplinary components, and students are encouraged to explore connections between fields as they acquire mastery in their areas of specialization.

There are extensive opportunities for graduate students to engage in significant independent study and research (see Resources for Learning and Research). Graduate students are also encouraged to obtain teaching experience, primarily as supervised teaching assistants. They are highly valued members of the UCSC community, contributing substantially to the research and teaching conducted on the campus.