Grad Slam!

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The 1st UC-wide Grad Slam was held on May 4, 2015. Justine Smith represented UC Santa Cruz with her 3-minute thesis, "Humans As Top Dog: Ecological Effects of Carnivore Fear." Watch the 2015 UC Grad Slam online (and above), and view the UCSC finalists on our YouTube channelWatch»

Featured Profile

No text providedMary Thomas, Visual Studies Graduate Student, Traveling Art Historian

Thomas' fellowship took her on a five-week journey in search of publicly-engaged art. Continue»

Graduate Programs

UC Santa Cruz offers graduate study in 41 academic fields and 57 concentrations. Many graduate programs have interdisciplinary components, and students are encouraged to explore the conceptual connections between related fields. Click here for a full list of our programs.

Facilities  & Research

UC Santa Cruz faculty have made significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public research institution in the world. UCSC has earned national recognition again and again for the quality of its research and teaching.