UC Santa Barbara Graduate Application
Our graduate programs welcome diverse students from top colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. We support students' diverse research interests and offer concrete strategies and approaches for navigating academia at all stages of graduate life.
In creating a campus alive with an invigorating mix of talents, experiences, and perspectives, UCSB sets a primary goal of seeking a student population reflective of the California and national population at large, as well as countries from across the globe. Our top priority is to assemble a student body inclusive of those ethnic and racial minorities historically underrepresented in academia and of all socioeconomic levels, physical abilities, educational backgrounds, ages, religions, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, and other attributes.
UCSB encourages applications from students who have excelled academically despite economic or social disadvantages, as well as those who bring innovative perspectives, research topics, and/or career interests that advance the university’s goals of excellence and diversity.
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All application deadlines have passed. The application will be available in early September.
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Current UCSB Graduate Students
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