Apply for 2018 Admission this September 2017

Click the link below to learn more about the admissions process and download the 2017-2018 UCSB Graduate Division Admissions Guide.
Grad Student Resource Center

Resource Center

The Graduate Student Resource Center provides all students with free workshops and peer support to find funding options, learn professional communication skills, career placement and links to essential on-campus resources.

Post Doctoral Scholars


Our postdoctoral scholars at UCSB comprise a diverse group of over 300 individuals who work at full-time positions that emphasize scholarship, continued research training and mentorship across many disciplines.

Graduate Diversity

Graduate Diversity

UC Santa Barbara’s vision of excellence relies on the wide-ranging perspectives and experiences of a diverse population that brings together the most brilliant minds from across the world and from all walks of life.

Forms and Petitions

Forms and Petitions

Access and download PDF copies of important petitions and forms for admissions, change of student status, transfers, enrollment in cross-campus online classes, joint doctoral degrees, fellowships, programs and grants.

Apply to UCSB


The UCSB Graduate Division offers master’s degree and Ph.D. programs in diverse disciplines, with top programs in engineering, the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and education.



A record number of ACLS fellowships won by UCSB grad students this year -- click the link above to read the story "Learned Fellows" in The Current.

Upcoming Events

  • Jul 12

    Lunch & Learn

    This month's event at the UCSB Library features talks by graduate students in ​Earth Science and Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology.
  • Jul 10

    The 2017 GRIT Talks

    Each summer, GRIT Talks showcase eight amazing scholars at UCSB. Each lecture is free, open to the public, and includes a Q&A session​.
  • Jul 28

    The Art of Science Exhibit

    The UCSB Library is proud to showcase these eye-opening and defining intersections of art and science.