UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Graduate Degree Policy

Graduate Council’s minimum requirements for advanced degrees are described below. Individual departments impose additional requirements. Students should consult the academic department for updated and specific requirements in excess of the minimum requirements. Students admitted with deficiencies in background or training must remedy these deficiencies before advancement to candidacy, usually during the first year of residence. As research or new knowledge develops, departmental requirements may change. Departments may ask students to accept additional or new requirements. In general, a student follows the departmental degree requirements set forth at the time of the student’s admission. If requirements change, the student is given the option of continuing under the original requirements or changing to the revised curriculum.