The Admissions and Outreach team attend various events to provide students with opportunities to visit the campus or learn more about what UCSB has to offer. In the summer and fall, we participate in graduate school fairs, forums, and conferences to attract a diverse and exceptional pool of applicants to apply to our graduate programs. 

For more information

Fall 2023 Virtual Graduate Admissions Workshops

If you missed any of our Fall Virtual Graduate Admissions Workshops, please do reach out to your chosen department for more information. Please also follow us on Instagram for upcoming applications deadlines and events for prospective students.

Fall 2023 Department Outreach Information Sessions


Virtual Open House for Diversity in Graduate Admissions

Thursday, October 12

3 pm to 4 pm PST on Zoom

This event welcomes first-generation and BIPOC students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in History at UCSB.

This session will cover:

  • Key components for developing a winning application
  • Highlights of the department's strengths and placement of alumni.

For more information, please contact:


Virtual Information Sessions: Graduate Programs in Global Studies

Monday, November 6

12 noon to 1 pm PST on Zoom

Thursday, November 30
4pm to 5 pm PST on Zoom

These sessions are for anyone interested in learning more about the MA and/or Ph.D. in Global Studies at UCSB.

We will cover the following:

  • General Program Information
  • MA and PhD Funding Packages
  • Application Tips
  • Q&A with Current Students

For more information, please contact:
Kaylia Grant


Admissions Webinars

Tuesday, September 26  | 2pm PST |  Register here
MESM vs MEDS Programs: Which master's program is right for you?

Tuesday, October 10  |  11am PST |  Register here
Overview of Bren's Graduate Programs

Wednesday, October 25  2pm PST |  Register here
Putting Forth Your Best Application

Tuesday, November 7  11am PST |  Register here
Overview of Bren's Graduate Programs

Thursday, November 16  |  2pm PST  | Register here
Financing Your Education

Tuesday, November 28  |  11am PST  |  Register here
Applications Q & A

For more information:


Virtual Sneak Peek Event

Tuesday, October 10
4 pm to 6 pm PST on Zoom

Interested in applying to a Ph.D. program in psychological & brain sciences? The UCSB Psychological & Brain Sciences is hosting our sneak peek event over Zoom.

  • Prospective students can learn about the four areas in our department:
    • Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology
    • Neuroscience and Behavior
    • Social Psychology
  • Hear from faculty members who will be accepting students this cycle
  • Meet current graduate students in our department.

For more information, please contact:
The PBS Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee 


Doctorate in Chicana & Chicano Studies Virtual Open House

Monday, October 23

12 noon to 1 pm PST on Zoom

Monday, November 20
12 noon to 1 pm PST on Zoom

During this Virtual Open House, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about our Doctorate program and gain valuable insights into the graduate school experience at a UC campus. Highlights of the event include:

  • -Find out more about our doctoral program in Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Learn about the ins and outs of graduate school at a UC campus and how our program welcomes first-generation students
  •  Explore the diverse career opportunities available with a PhD in Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Hear from our current graduate students about their experiences, research, and perspectives.

For more information, please contact:
Michael Demarte


Are you interested in school mental health?
Online Information Session about the M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs

Thursday, October 23

1 pm PST on Zoom

Click here to learn more about the UCSB SP programs

Highlights include:

  • The UCSB SP program has a focus on advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in school psychology support services, with a particular emphasis on supporting student mental health at school.
  • UCSB SP efforts are also consistent with further educating and preparing students at UCSB to actualize UCSB’s commitment as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).
  • UCSB SP is committed to meeting the rising need and demand for highly-skilled, well-trained, and culturally sensitive and responsive school psychologists, especially from underrepresented backgrounds in the field of education, to serve school children in California and across the U.S.
  • The UCSB SP training model emphasizes the integration of theory, research methodology, professional role development, and practice/skills, with an emphasis on developing strong problem-solving and data analysis skills.
  •  Funding provided for M.Ed. and Ph.D. students

UCSB School Psychology Applications Deadlines

Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Ph.D. Program

NOVEMBER 15, 2023 by 11:59 pm PST

School Psychology M.Ed. Program

DECEMBER 15, 2023 by 11:59 pm PST.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Shane R. Jimerson 


PhD Application Support Program (ASP)
The UC Santa Barbara Computer Science department offers a PhD Application Support Program (ASP). This student-led, volunteer-driven initiative offers a pre-application review service, aiming to support aspiring CS scholars from underserved backgrounds.

The PhD ASP provides:

  • Mentorship and application review
  • Current PhD students or postdocs from the CS department offer feedback on resumes, CVs, and statements of purpose
  • All volunteers undergo specialized training to ensure applicants receive insightful advice

Prospective applicants who identify as being from underrepresented or marginalized backgrounds in CS are encouraged to submit their application documents for review.

The program assures confidentiality, as participation details will not be shared with the faculty committee reviewing applications.

Interested prospective students may apply here.

For more information, please contact:


Admissions Information Session

Wednesday, November 8

9 am PST on Zoom

  • Find out more about our doctoral program In Geography!
  • Bring your questions about the application process
  • Meet several faculty from our program
  • Meet our GAMA program team!

The Graduate Application Materials Assistance (GAMA) Program aims to provide prospective students assistance with the application materials required to apply to the UCSB Geography graduate program. GAMA intends to provide feedback to students from historically underrepresented groups in higher education. Learn more here.

For more information, please contact:
Kathryn Ficke


Gevirtz Graduate School of  Education Virtual Open House

Friday, November 17

10am PST on Zoom

Interested in an MA or PhD in Education? Please join us for a virtual open house and Q&A session about graduate programs in the Department of Education at UCSB!

Our faculty work in three program areas to investigate issues that shape learning environments, the needs of diverse learners, the development of disciplinary knowledge, educational policies, and research methods:

  • Culture, Language and Human Development (CLHD)
  • Learning, Teaching, and Teacher Education (LTTE)
  • Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research Methods (PPRM)

In our doctoral program, we mentor graduate students through small seminars and research groups toward future careers as professors, researchers, teacher educators, and educational administrators. Our master's program (which includes both professional and research strands) offers opportunities to learn the basics of doing and applying research in settings ranging from K-12 schools, to the university, to community organizations.

Please note: The Department of Education does not offer a teacher certification program. if you are interested in becoming a K-12 teacher, please consider the Teacher Education Program instead.

For more information, please contact:
Andy Maul


Virtual Information Session:
Combined MA/PhD Graduate Program for Political Science

Thursday, November 30
11am-12pm PST on Zoom

In our virtual session, we welcome all those who are interested in learning about the combined MA/PhD program in Political Science at UCSB. We encourage all to attend the Graduate Admissions Workshop on the 29th beforehand.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Learn about the program and its subfields, which include American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Environmental Politics, or self-defined fields
  • Our financial packages, which include department-funded fellowships and Teaching Assistantships
  • Tips for filling out the application, as well as navigating grad life in POLS and UCSB

For more information, please contact:


Graduate School with UCSB Materials:
Information Session & Panel Webinar

Friday, November 10
9am-10am PST on Zoom

There is no right path to grad school, and there is no right type of grad student. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to pursue a PhD, then please join us for an informal panel discussion with graduate students and professors from the UCSB Materials Department. We hope to see you there!

  • Please submit your questions here
  • Learn more about our application process here

For more information, please contact:
Angela Pitenis



If you have an outreach event for your department, please send your event details and registration link to our Outreach team

Fall 2023 Graduate School Fairs and Conferences

Spring 2024 Outreach Events

Check back for more updates on our Spring 2024 schedule