Appointment of Interim Graduate Dean

Dr. Leila Rupp, Professor of Feminist Studies and Social Sciences Associate Dean, will serve as our Interim Anne and Michael Towbes Graduate Dean. Welcome, Dr. Rupp!
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


Start your application for 2021 admission this September. Click above for Statement on the Impact of COVID-19 for Future Admissions Reviews.


FAQs For Students

Please click the link below for important information and updates about our policies, operations, and programs.

Upcoming Events

  • Jul 28

    Virtual Graduate Writers' Room

    The Graduate Writers' Room is BACK on Tuesdays from 9am -12pm - this time on Google Meet. You only need to sign up once to have access for the whole summer! The writers' room will run from June 30 - September 15 during Summer Quarter.