Graduate Studies

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Scientists consider the Año Nuevo Reserve one of the world’s premier living laboratories because of its unrivaled accessibility to a special colony of deep diving elephant seals. Just 30 minutes from UC Santa Cruz, the natural reserve provides world-renowned scientists and aspiring scholars rare marine mammal research opportunities. Communicating the critical role this research plays in ocean health to more than 100,000 park visitors every year is essential to educating the public at large. Año Nuevo Natural Reserve is where real science meets real-world impact. 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.

Graduate Horizons

The Divison of Graduate Studies has launched the Graduate Horizons program - professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars through group events and individual mentoring. Learn more about what's happening with Graduate Horizons.

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