UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Graduate Admission

The Graduate Division coordinates application services for all graduate academic and professional programs at UCSB. The Division is committed to academic excellence, diversity, and intellectual innovation in graduate education. UCSB offers admission to applicants who have the highest potential for success in graduate study and who are most likely to contribute substantially to academic or professional fields through original research, inspired teaching and professional practice. Committed to the recruitment, admission, and successful academic advancement of a diverse graduate student body, UCSB encourages applications from students who have overcome economic or social disadvantages in pursuing their academic objectives and from those whose perspectives, research topics, or career interests advance the University’s goals of excellence and diversity.