UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Graduate Education at UCSB

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Graduate Division, Cheadle Hall 3117
Telephone: (805) 893-2277
Web site: www.graddiv.ucsb.edu
Acting Dean: Carol Genetti
Assistant Dean: Christian Villaseñor

The University of California, Santa Barbara offers innovative and interdisciplinary graduate programs that are among the finest in the world. At UCSB graduate students are trained to assume leadership positions in academia, private industry and public service. Consistently ranked among the top research universities in the nation, UCSB is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The faculty includes five Nobel laureates, as well as Fellows of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Arts and Sciences, and National Endowment for the Humanities. Most departments offer research experience and undergraduate teaching as part of their graduate training programs, and graduate programs are small enough for faculty members to know and mentor scholars individually.

Recognizing that the future will increasingly call for individuals trained beyond traditional academic boundaries, UCSB is developing graduate opportunities that emphasize new approaches in research and training to address the need for cross-disciplinary and global collaborations. This balance enhances theoretical learning, technical training and independent inquiry. UCSB seeks to achieve a graduate student community reflective of the population at large, and encourages applications from students who bring perspectives that advance UCSB’s goals of excellence and diversity.

Enriching UCSB’s graduate programs and coursework are national research centers, organized research units and affiliated academic units which are headquartered at the UCSB campus. They provide students with additional opportunities for research, study and research abroad, and experiential learning. Graduate certificate programs in Management Practice, and College and University Teaching (see “Graduate Programs of Interest” in this section) or special degree emphases complement departmental training and highlight the focus of one’s academic interests.