From admissions to career development, the UC Santa Barbara Graduate Division offers a number of services and programs to help graduate students succeed throughout their academic and research journey.

Associate Graduate Dean Mary Hegarty helping hood a student at Commencement

The Graduate Division Team

Our dedicated staff works together to provide academic services, financial support resources, admissions and outreach programming, and professional development for all our graduate students here at UC Santa Barbara. 

Prospective student speaking with mentor

Initiatives and Programs

Graduate Division programs and initiatives provide support for graduate student professional development, diversity in graduate education, and build pathways toward innovative interdisciplinary research.

Nobel Prize Laureate Shuji Nakamura

A World-Class Education

UCSB is one of 62 research-intensive institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Our renowned faculty includes six Nobel Laureates, while our graduate programs consistently rank among the top ten in the nation.