Grad Research

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Michael Nayak won First Place at the 2016 UC Santa Cruz Grad Slam, and represented our campus at the UC-wide finals in San Francisco on April 22nd. Watch»

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Eric Crosbie, 32, a fourth-year graduate student in politics, has always been interested iSmoke signals

Graduate student Eric Crosbie's research delves into cigarette packaging and why some countries have been able to legislate tobacco warning labels while others haven't. 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.

Research Excellence

UC Santa Cruz graduate students and 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 for the quality of its research and teaching. Highlights of our Research Excellence