Grad Research

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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Gradaute Student Caroline Casey researches elephant seal communication at Ano Nuevo Natural Preserve State Park in California. Watch»

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graduate students with their game design in backgroundGraduate Students, Game Designers, Storytellers

Adrian Philips and Benjamin Spalding on making virtual stories, and what brought them to the DANM program at UC Santa Cruz. 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