Departments at UCSB have specially appointed faculty members who are prepared to discuss their own graduate programs, specializations available, and admission requirements, including courses and majors required. They are often able to provide general information about other graduate schools in their areas of specialization.
All college advisors have a general knowledge of graduate school matters and can assist students in reviewing the options available to them. Two publications are very helpful to students searching for appropriate graduate programs: Graduate School Admissions Manual, a four-volume set published by the Educational Testing Service which identifies all graduate schools in the U.S. offering programs in each specific field of study, and Peterson’s Guides, which are helpful in deciding which school is most suitable. Both the manual and Peterson’s Guides are available in the Career Resources Room in Counseling and Career Services, Building 599. The Graduate Division, located in Cheadle Hall 3117, can provide information and assistance to students who are interested in applying to graduate school at UCSB, including financial aid information.