Social Sciences

Anthropology (AN75)

The Department of Anthropology offers graduate training in sociocultural, psychological, linguistic, archaeology, and biological anthropology. The graduate program is designed to provide the theoretical background and the methodological skills necessary for a career in research and teaching anthropology at the university level, and for the application of anthropological knowledge to contemporary problems. It is assumed that all students enter with the goal of proceeding to the doctoral degree.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Specializations

Sociocultural Anthropology; Archaeological Anthropology; Biological Anthropology; Linguistic Anthropology; Psychological/Medical Anthropology

Department Anthropology
Major Anthropology
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines January 5, 2018 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

3; department accepts online letters of recommendation

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose only; 1900 max. word limit which address 3 concerns:
1. What are your principle research interests and ultimate professional goals?
2. What relevant preparation have you undertaken for graduate study in anthropology (i.e. course work, field school, internship, etc.)?
3. How can the Anthropology program at UCSD help you realize your interests and goals?

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://anthro.ucsd.edu
Email ngee@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Social Science Building 210
Phone (858) 534-0107
Fax (858) 534-5946
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Anthropology Graduate Program
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0532
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0532

Cognitive Science (CG75)

Cognitive Science includes three broad categories: the Brain - the neurological anatomy and processes underlying cognitive phenomena; Behavior - the experimental methods and findings from the study of psychology, language, and the sociocultural environment; and Computation - the powers and limits of various representations, coupled with studies of computational mechanisms.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Department Cognitive Science
Major Cognitive Science
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 5, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

2500 word limit: online Statement of Purpose accepted. Your essay should include the following:

1. Describe one research problem, project or area for graduate study that excites you
2. How has your background prepared you to pursue such a research problem?

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://cogsci.ucsd.edu
Email gradinfo@cogsci.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 143 Cognitive Science Bldg.
Phone (858) 534-7141
Fax (858) 534-1128
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Cognitive Science Graduate Department
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0515
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0515

Communication (CM75)

The Communication program is a highly interdisciplinary course of study with ties to both the humanities and social sciences. Among the distinctive features of the department are its synthesis of perspectives drawn from diverse disciplines, an emphasis on integrating communication theory with practice, a global focus and historical perspective, and a concern with issues of democracy, social change, power and inequality, and the role of media and communication processes in shaping these social realities.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Specializations

Communication and Culture (Interpretive Strategies); Communication and the Person (Situated Practices); Communication as a Social Force (Social Formations); Media Practice; Communication and Science Studies; Communication and Critical Gender Studies.
Choosing a specialization is not required, and research interests may overlap more than one specialization.

Department Communication
Major Communication
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 5, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Resume/CV

Recommended

Contact Info

Website http://communication.ucsd.edu
Email comm-gradadmit@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 125B Media Center/Communication Building
Phone (858) 534-2379
Fax (858) 534-7315
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Graduate Program/Department of Communication
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0503
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0503

Teaching and Learning (Bilingual Education/ASL) (ED76)

The Department of Education Studies has extensive offerings for graduate study in the field of education. All programs are cohort-based and grounded in our overall commitment to equitable and excellent education for all students. Our graduate programs prepare teacher innovators and education leaders who contribute to knowledge, improve practice and shape the future of education in the region.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Program Overview Education Studies (EDS) at UCSD offers a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning: Emphasis in American Sign Language - English Bilingual Education of Deaf Children. Candidates who complete this teacher training program also qualify for the California Preliminary Education Specialist: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Instruction Credential and the Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a Bilingual Authorization in American Sign Language for elementary and alternative education school teachers.*

In keeping with its aim of training teachers who will be able to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children from various language and cultural backgrounds, EDS requires fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) for acceptance into the program.

EDS's teacher training program is designed to prepare teachers to work in various types of school settings from residential school classrooms to local public school classrooms for deaf and hard of hearing children. EDS recognizes that deaf and hard of hearing children need teachers who are themselves bilingual and knowledgeable about the role of culture in human development.
Department Education Studies
Major Teaching and Learning (Bilingual Education/ASL)
Degree Master of Arts
Admissions Terms Summer
Application Deadlines March 1, 2018 (Summer 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose only; 2 to 3 single-spaced pages are ideal; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Not required

Additional Requirements

Please review the Admission Requirements Checklist on the Admissions section of the EDS website at http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/asl/index.html#Admissions

Contact Info

Website http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/asl/index.html#Admissions
Email dswenson@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Department of Education Studies
3rd Floor - Pepper Canyon Hall
La Jolla, CA 92093-0070
Phone (858) 534-7297
Fax (858) 534-2462
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Education Studies Department
Attn: Danielle del Rosario
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0070
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0070

Summer - Education (M.Ed. with Credential Prep MS-1 Sum: Education Foundations Multiple Subject/Summer Intensive) (ED78)

Education Studies (EDS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) offers several programs for those interested in beginning careers in education or in furthering their study in the field of education.

Education Studies at UC San Diego supports the goal of equity and educational excellence for all K-12 students in our public schools. This goal is actualized through the academic and field components of our programs. In our masters programs, students learn research-based teaching practices and engage in extensive reflection and writing on their classroom practice. Students are asked to examine their teaching performance in relationship to the diverse social, cultural, economic, and political context of California public schools. EDS classroom placements reflect our commitment to prepare our graduates to become highly successful teachers in under-performing schools situated within linguistically and culturally diverse communities.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Department Education Studies
Major Summer - Education (M.Ed. with Credential Prep MS-1 Sum: Education Foundations Multiple Subject/Summer Intensive)
Degree Master of Education
Admissions Terms Summer
Application Deadlines February 1, 2018 (Summer 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose only; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Not required

Contact Info

Website http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/med-teachingcredential/multiple-subject.html#Admissions
Email dswenson@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Pepper Canyon Hall, 3rd Floor
Phone (858) 534-7297
Fax (858) 534-2462
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Attn: Danielle del Rosario
Education Studies Department
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0070
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0070

Fall - Education (M.Ed. with Credential Prep MS-2: Professional Year leading to a Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential) (ED78)

The Department of Education Studies has extensive offerings for graduate study in the field of education. All programs are cohort-based and grounded in our overall commitment to equitable and excellent education for all students. Our graduate programs prepare teacher innovators and education leaders who contribute to knowledge, improve practice and shape the future of education in the region.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Program Overview Education Studies (EDS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) offers several programs for those interested in beginning careers in education or in furthering their study in the field of education.

Education Studies at UC San Diego supports the goal of equity and educational excellence for all K-12 students in our public schools. This goal is actualized through the academic and field components of our programs. In our masters programs, students learn research-based teaching practices and engage in extensive reflection and writing on their classroom practice. Students are asked to examine their teaching performance in relationship to the diverse social, cultural, economic, and political context of California public schools. EDS classroom placements reflect our commitment to prepare our graduates to become highly successful teachers in under-performing schools situated within linguistically and culturally diverse communities.
Department Education Studies
Major Fall - Education (M.Ed. with Credential Prep MS-2: Professional Year leading to a Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential)
Degree Master of Education
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines February 1, 2018 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose only; 2 to 3 single-spaced typewritten pages are ideal; 2500 word maximum

Resume/CV

Not required

Contact Info

Website http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/med-teachingcredential/multiple-subject.html#Admissions
Email dswenson@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Department of Education Studies
Pepper Canyon Hall, 3rd Floor
9500 Gilman Drive #0070
La Jolla, CA 92093-0070
Phone (858) 534-7297
Fax 858-534-2462
Mailing Address
Department of Education Studies
Attn: Danielle del Rosario
9500 Gilman Drive #0070
La Jolla, CA 92093-0070

Fall - Education (M.Ed. with Credential Prep SS-1: Educational Foundations Single Subject/Full Year) (ED78)

The Department of Education Studies has extensive offerings for graduate study in the field of education. All programs are cohort-based and grounded in our overall commitment to equitable and excellent education for all students. Our graduate programs prepare teacher innovators and education leaders who contribute to knowledge, improve practice and shape the future of education in the region.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Program Overview Education Studies (EDS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) offers several programs for those interested in beginning careers in education or in furthering their study in the field of education.
Education Studies at UC San Diego supports the goal of equity and educational excellence for all K-12 students in our public schools. This goal is actualized through the academic and field components of our programs. In our masters programs, students learn research-based teaching practices and engage in extensive reflection and writing on their classroom practice. Students are asked to examine their teaching performance in relationship to the diverse social, cultural, economic, and political context of California public schools. EDS classroom placements reflect our commitment to prepare our graduates to become highly successful teachers in under-performing schools situated within linguistically and culturally diverse communities.
Department Education Studies
Major Fall - Education (M.Ed. with Credential Prep SS-1: Educational Foundations Single Subject/Full Year)
Degree Master of Education
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines February 1, 2018 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement only; 2-3 single-spaced typewritten pages are ideal; 2500 word maximum

Resume/CV

Not required

Contact Info

Website http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/med-teachingcredential/single-subject.html#Admissions
Email edomingo@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Department of Education Studies
3rd Floor - Pepper Canyon Hall
La Jolla, CA 92093-0070
Phone (858) 534-4851
Fax 858-534-2462
Mailing Address
Department of Education Studies
Attn: Emmeline Domingo
9500 Gilman Drive #0070
La Jolla, CA 92093-0070

Summer - Education (M.Ed. with Credential Prep SS-2: Professional Year leading to a Preliminary Single Subject Credential) (ED78)

The Department of Education Studies has extensive offerings for graduate study in the field of education. All programs are cohort-based and grounded in our overall commitment to equitable and excellent education for all students. Our graduate programs prepare teacher innovators and education leaders who contribute to knowledge, improve practice and shape the future of education in the region.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Program Overview Education Studies (EDS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) offers several programs for those interested in beginning careers in education or in furthering their study in the field of education.
Education Studies at UC San Diego supports the goal of equity and educational excellence for all K-12 students in our public schools. This goal is actualized through the academic and field components of our programs. In our masters programs, students learn research-based teaching practices and engage in extensive reflection and writing on their classroom practice. Students are asked to examine their teaching performance in relationship to the diverse social, cultural, economic, and political context of California public schools. EDS classroom placements reflect our commitment to prepare our graduates to become highly successful teachers in under-performing schools situated within linguistically and culturally diverse communities.
Department Education Studies
Major Summer - Education (M.Ed. with Credential Prep SS-2: Professional Year leading to a Preliminary Single Subject Credential)
Degree Master of Education
Admissions Terms Summer
Application Deadlines February 1, 2018 (Summer 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online statement only; 2 to 3 single-spaced pages are ideal; 2500 word maximum

Resume/CV

Not required

Additional Requirements

Please review the Admission Requirement Checklist in the Admission section of the EDS website at http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/med-teachingcredential/single-subject.html

Contact Info

Website http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/med-teachingcredential/single-subject.html#Admissions
Email edomingo@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Department of Education Studies
3rd Floor - Pepper Canyon Hall
La Jolla, CA 92093-0070
Phone (858) 534-4851
Fax 858-534-2462
Mailing Address
Department of Education Studies
Attn: Emmeline Domingo
9500 Gilman Drive #0070
La Jolla, CA 92093-0070

Educational Leadership (Joint EdD) (ED81)

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) offers a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership. This cohort-based three-year (including summers) doctor of education degree is designed to enable education leaders to participate in a research-based program while working in an educational setting.

We seek educators who wish to expand their knowledge of discipline-specific pedagogy, research methodology, and education reform in order to lead curricular and pedagogical improvement efforts with pre-service, beginning, and experienced teachers in local schools. Our students represent groups of great depth in diversity and professional experience. Students include primary, secondary and post-secondary educational practitioners. We address a broad range of educational issues specifically concentrating on:

Teaching and Learning
K-12 Leadership/Administration
Higher Education Administration & Student Affairs

The Joint Doctorate in Educational Leadership has three foci. First, we are committed to a program of study that addresses issues of social justice in all aspects of education. Second, we teach and use a strengths and asset-based inquiry approach that enables you to embrace your own strengths and to identify and build on the strengths of others as stepping stones to powerful leadership. Third, we engage you in exploring cutting edge research and practices that will enable you to design and lead educational systems in and for the future.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Department Education Studies
Major Educational Leadership (Joint EdD)
Degree Doctor of Education
Admissions Terms Winter
Additional Notes

Winter Admissions Term Only

Application Deadlines July 31, 2017 (Winter 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Please review further details here: http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/educational-leadership.html#Admission

Statement of Purpose

Required

Please review further details here: http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/educational-leadership.html#Admission

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/JDP/index.html#About
Email mawolf@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Pepper Canyon Hall, 3rd Floor
Phone (858) 822-2177
Fax (858) 534-2462
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Education Studies Department
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0070
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0070

Education (Ph.D.) (ED82)

The Ph.D. in Education is designed for students with some professional experience in teaching and learning settings as well as in research. Our mission is to teach students to wield the tools of research to change disparities in educational experiences and student outcomes.

As part of the evolution of education research, the field of education will require Ph.D. graduates who are prepared to collaborate with policymakers, educators, families, and communities to transform current education policy and practice. The UCSD Department of Education Studies Ph.D. will provide a fresh approach to training such new researchers. Rather than train traditional faculty members to solely generate knowledge documenting outcomes and processes in education, we will cultivate future faculty and researchers to serve and partner with communities through their research in order to affect educational change in regional, national, and international settings.

With a focus on equity, equality, and justice, the program will train students to engage in research that can address problematic educational settings, practices, and policies. The program will explicitly articulate the links between university faculty, students, education practitioners, community members, policy-makers, and educational stakeholders. In addition to gaining a core foundational knowledge in theory, methods, and research in education, students in the Ph.D. program will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary experiences working across UCSD divisions, departments, and research units.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Department Education Studies
Major Education (Ph.D.)
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 4, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Please refer to http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/phd/index.html#Admissions-Information for specific details.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Please refer to http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/phd/index.html#Admissions-Information for specific details.

Resume/CV

Required

Please refer to http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/phd/index.html#Admissions-Information for specific details.

Contact Info

Website http://eds.ucsd.edu/graduate/phd/index.html
Email gvanluit@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Department of Education Studies
3rd Floor - Pepper Canyon Hall
La Jolla, CA 92093-0070
Phone (858) 534-2958
Fax (858) 534-2462
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Education Studies Department
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0070
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0070

Economics (EN75)

The UC San Diego Graduate Program in Economics has long been recognized for the strong preparation its students receive in econometrics and microeconomic theory. During the last few years, our Department has expanded dramatically, with rapidly growing strengths as well in macroeconomics and applied microeconomics. Among the fields we now cover are behavioral economics, development, environmental economics, finance, labor economics, international trade, IO, macroeconomics, political economy, and public finance, in addition to econometrics and microeconomic theory.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Department Economics
Major Economics
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Carefully evaluate your qualifications against the criteria below before paying the application fee and submitting your application.

Undergraduate GPA: 3.5 minimum on 4.0 scale. For international applicants, equivalencies will be determined.
The Department recognizes different colleges have different grading standards and will take this into account in reviewing applications. In particular, the Department notes that there are a small number of prominent colleges whose grading standards are substantially harder than most colleges and may consider applicants from those institutions that narrowly miss the 3.5 minimum standard.

For additional information and FAQs on admission to our Ph.D. program, please consult our admissions webpage. For information on program requirements, please consult our program requirements webpage.

Application Deadlines December 14, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

3 letters of recommendation required. Accepts online letters of recommendation ONLY

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Recommended

Including your resume as part of your application is optional.

Contact Info

Website http://economics.ucsd.edu
Email econ-phdadmissions@ucsd.edu
Phone Please send an email to econ-phdadmissions@ucsd.edu
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Department of Graduate Economics
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0508
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508

Ethnic Studies (ET75)

The Department of Ethnic Studies is an inter-disciplinary social science department specializing in analytic, comparative, and theoretical approaches to the study of ethnicity and race. We offer a course of study designed to train advanced researchers to do inter-disciplinary original discovery scholarship in keeping with our efforts to influence and improve the quality of scholarship and teaching about race and ethnicity at institutions of higher learning in the U.S. and around the world. We believe that a demanding, rigorous, and comprehensive graduate curriculum promoting expertise in analytic, comparative and inter-disciplinary studies of race and ethnicity will position our graduates to play an important role in our field in the years ahead.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Department Ethnic Studies
Major Ethnic Studies
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

At least one writing sample (e.g., research papers) must be uploaded to the online application as a PDF file. The writing sample should be no more than 15-30 pages of original research that demonstrates your writing ability and experience with scholarly research, ideally on a topic related to ethnic studies.

Application Deadlines January 4, 2018 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Recommended

Contact Info

Website http://ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu
Email ethnicstudiesphd@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 201 SSB
Phone (858) 534-3276
Fax (858) 534-8194
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Ethnic Studies Department, MC 0522
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0522

Linguistics (LN75)

The graduate program of the UC San Diego Department of Linguistics combines thorough training in theoretical linguistics and formal analysis with innovative experimental approaches to the study of human language. Our graduate students also participate in interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers in related fields like cognitive science, computer science, and psychology.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Department Linguistics
Major Linguistics
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Masters degree may be awarded to doctoral students after fulfillment of the appropriate requirements

Application Deadlines December 4, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

- Online Statement of Purpose
- 1200 word limit; encourage limiting to (the equivalent) of one to two printed pages
- Please make the statement concise and to the point. It should include (and be limited to) the following relevant points:


  1. Your main research interest(s) in linguistics, such as a subfield that engages you or a specific linguistic topic.
  2. Your ultimate professional goals. What do you hope to do with a PhD in linguistics?
  3. Relevant preparation that you have had for graduate study in linguistics, including coursework, research experiences, or field work.
  4. Any interests that you have in specific languages or language groups.
  5. Most importantly, specific aspects of the UC San Diego Linguistics Department that make us a good match for your main interests and professional goals.
  6. Resume/CV

    Not required

    Contact Info

    Website http://ling.ucsd.edu
    Email linginfo@ling.ucsd.edu
    Campus Office AP&M 3216
    Phone (858) 534-1145
    Fax (858) 534-4789
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Department of Linguistics
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0108
    La Jolla, CA, 92093-0108

    Psychology (PC76)

    The Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, provides advanced training in research in most aspects of experimental psychology. Modern laboratories and an attractive physical setting combine with a distinguished faculty, both within the Department of Psychology and in supporting disciplines, to provide research opportunities and training at the frontiers of psychological science. The graduate training program emphasizes and supports individual research, starting with the first year of study.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Social Sciences
    Specializations

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Sensation and Perception; Social Psychology

    Department Psychology
    Major Psychology
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines November 30, 2017 (Fall 2018)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General is required.

    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    PTE (Pearson Test of English)

    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Online submission of letters of recommendation preferred.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Statement of Purpose online: 1500 word limit

    Include the following in your statement:


  7. Discuss your interests, ambitions, and experiences in psychology.

  8. What type of research would you do at UC San Diego?

  9. Which faculty members might assist you?
  10. Resume/CV

    Required

    Contact Info

    Website http://psychology.ucsd.edu/graduate-program/prospective-students/admissions.html
    Email psycphdinfo@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office 1533 Mandler Hall
    Phone (858) 534-4416
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Department of Psychology
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0109
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0109

    Political Science (PS75)

    The Department of Political Science was founded in 1974 and currently has 39 faculty members and 11 adjunct faculty who represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds, methodologies, and approaches. Ours is a young department and yet it has skyrocketed to prominence among political science departments in the United States. The most recent National Academy of Sciences study ranks us among the top ten graduate programs in political science in the country.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Social Sciences
    Specializations

    American Politics; Comparative Politics; International Relations; Methodology; Political Theory

    Department Political Science
    Major Political Science
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Additional Notes

    Masters degree may be awarded to PS75 students after fulfillment of the appropriate requirements.

    Application Deadlines December 7, 2017 (Fall 2018)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General is required.

    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    PTE (Pearson Test of English)

    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Three (3) letters of recommendation required. Only online letters are accepted.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Online Statement of Purpose, only; 1500 word limit.

    Resume/CV

    Not required

    Contact Info

    Website http://polisci.ucsd.edu
    Email psgradadmissions@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office 301 SSB
    Phone (858) 534-2705
    Fax (858) 534-7130
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Department of Political Science
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0521
    La Jolla, CA, 92093-0521

    Political Science and International Affairs (PS76)

    The PhD in Political Science and International Affairs is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly by The School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) and the Department of Political Science. Combining analytical skills of political science with political economy, institutional analysis, policy analysis (especially economic policy) and regional training, this program prepares students for careers in university teaching and research, or as international affairs researchers and specialists in policy analysis.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Social Sciences
    Specializations

    Applicants must declare a primary field of either International Policy Analysis or Comparative Policy Analysis.

    Department Political Science and International Affairs - Joint Program
    Major Political Science and International Affairs
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Additional Notes

    The number of students admitted to the Political Science and Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) Ph.D. degree is small and therefore very selective. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will need to show substantial strengths in other areas to be considered for admission.

    Application Deadlines December 10, 2017 (Fall 2018)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General is required.

    Applicants to the Ph.D. program must submit a GRE score report to be considered for admission to GPS.
    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    PTE (Pearson Test of English)

    Applicants to the Ph.D. program must submit a language score report to be considered for admission to GPS.
    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Statement of Purpose should include:

    Your research interests and/or professional objectives in international affairs.
    How your background has prepared you to pursue these objectives.
    How the GPS program will help you achieve these objectives.

    Resume/CV

    Required

    Contact Info

    Website http://gps.ucsd.edu/
    Email gps-apply@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office School of Global Policy and Strategy
    UC San Diego
    Robinson Building Complex, Room 4100
    Phone 858 534 5914
    Mailing Address
    Office of Admissions
    University of California, San Diego
    School of Global Policy and Strategy
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0520
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0520

    Sociology (SO75)

    The graduate program in sociology at the University of California, San Diego is organized on the basis of programs of specialization in comparative and historical sociology, the sociology of culture, social inequalities, and science, technology, and medicine. It is designed to prepare students for two main goals: to contribute to the increase of knowledge about societies and thereby advance the discipline of sociology; and to teach sociology at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The majority of graduates from the program find teaching and research positions in colleges and universities, although some also work in non-academic research and social policy positions.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Social Sciences
    Department Sociology
    Major Sociology
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Additional Notes

    While the master of arts degree is awarded as a step toward the completion of the PhD, applicants seeking only an MA degree are not accepted. Students admitted for a PhD with a master’s degree in sociology may not be candidates for a second master’s degree.

    Application Deadlines January 10, 2018 (Fall 2018)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General is required.

    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    PTE (Pearson Test of English)

    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Online Statement of Purpose only; 2500 word limit

    Resume/CV

    Recommended

    Contact Info

    Website http://sociology.ucsd.edu
    Email socphd@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office 401 Social Science Building
    Phone (858) 534-4626
    Fax (858) 534-4753
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Department of Sociology
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0533
    La Jolla, CA, 92093-0533