Academic Services

Academic Services

The Academic Services team in the Graduate Division is available to help students, staff, and faculty with academic policy pertaining to graduate education at UCSB. This unit is responsible for processing petitions, committee nominations, advancement to candidacy, intake of theses and dissertations, conducting the degree checks to award all master’s and doctoral degrees, graduate commencement registration, and navigating academic performance and progress. Advisors are available during business hours to take calls, emails, and walk-ins.


For any questions pertaining to academic policy and degree completion, contact the Academic Services Staff at Additional Graduate Division staff contact information is available on our contact page.

Our Graduate Academic Counselor, Ryan Sims, is available to support students with their academic journey, including academic support, time management skills, communication skills, and referrals to campus and community resources.

For specific questions relating to your department or degree requirements, please contact your department directly.