Watch the 2024 Commencement Highlights

We wish all our graduates the very best as they embark on the next phase of their professional journey. We can't wait to find out what you do next. Congratulations to your friends, families, and communities this Commencement season.

About the Graduate Division

The Graduate Division promotes excellence in graduate education and ensures our graduate students are successful and prepared for careers across the professional spectrum. Stellar graduate students attract world-class faculty, serve as mentors and teachers for undergraduates, conduct cutting-edge research, and go on to leadership positions in California, the United States, and the world.

A Dynamic Environment 

Take a short video tour of key locations on campus for graduate students, with views of Isla Vista and Santa Barbara. 

Contact Admissions and Outreach for more.

Gain research experience

Plan your graduate school journey

Submit your application

Find funding

Academic services and advising

Employment and financial support

Mentorship and community

Professional development

"I am motivated every day to gradually improve in every aspect of my life as a graduate researcher, teaching assistant, mentor, and in my roles and activities outside of academia. This has allowed me to build an open, curious, and optimistic mindset that has served me well in grad school and beyond. I look forward to each day and the opportunities that it brings to become a better person."

Neeli Tummala
Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Researcher, RE TOUCH Lab 
 

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Neeli Tummala, Ph.D. candidate for Electrical and Computer Engineering

"My values, family, community, being a life-long learner, and commitment to social justice motivate my aspirations in life. Pursuing a Ph.D. is beyond accomplishing a milestone but rather being able to be part of a movement that moves towards access and equity for minoritized communities."

Veronica Franco
Ph.D. Student, Counseling Psychology
APA Minority Fellow 2020 - 2021

 

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Veronica Franco, PhD Student, CCSP