Our entire application process is online! All applications open on October 1.
Deadlines - View the current application filing deadlines for each program and the appropriate contact information for each department.
Requirements - View the current application requirements, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores and supplemental materials.
Instructions - The application to graduate school is made up of many parts. These instructions are here to help you navigate the application process.
Frequently Asked Questions - Where do I send my transcripts? Do I need to take the GRE subject test? Can I apply to more than one program? Find out here!
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Our Mission: To attract, recruit and retain an outstanding cohort of diverse graduate students, while providing the highest quality educational experience possible as we support them towards their graduation and prepare them for successful careers.
Cost of Attending
Graduate Student Costs
Test Preparation & Study
Information about the GRE and TOEFL tests and general study tips.
Essential Program Details
Deadlines, Requirements & Instructions
Letter from the Dean & Assistant Dean
Principles of Community
About Santa Cruz
Activities in and around Santa Cruz
A guide to graduate studies at the 10 UC campuses.
UCSC-sponsored graduate school preparation programs for undergraduate students.