Grad Research

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The Games & Playable Media Masters program hosted Lauren Scott and Akira Thompson, game designers and producers who discussed their work and the industry during the 2016 UCSC Alumni Weekend. Warning for language in a game clip shown. Watch»

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Emma Hiolski at the beachA Passion for The Ocean, Emma Hiolski

The PhD Candidate talks about her interest in understanding the food web of the ocean, and how it affects human health. 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