Graduate Studies

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2019's UCSC Grad Slam hosted 13 graduate student presentations. The enthusiastic audience heard a wide range of topics discussed, from the fall of the Soviet Union, to dark matter, to the abilities of lizards to adapt to climate change. Champion Sarah Kienle won for her presentation on elephant seal sexual dimorphism; Runner Up Rachel Harbeitner won for her talk about deep-sea carbon eating bacteria. Rachel will move on to the UCOP Grad Slam in May to represent UCSC (Kienle will be in Antarctica!). Watch all videos on our YouTube channel linked here. Watch»

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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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