Science Studies

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 as a Social Force (Social Formations); Communication and the Person (Situated Practices); Communication and Science 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 January 13, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test 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 admissions@communication.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

History (HI75)

Graduate work is offered with concentrations in Ancient History, East Asian History, European History, History of Science, Judaic Studies, Latin American history, and United States history.

Program Info

Area of Study
Department History
Major History
Degree Master of Arts
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines January 6, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test 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.

Online letters of recommendation (preferred)

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose only; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Additional Requirements

Writing sample (7-15 pgs, preferably historical in nature). Upload via online application for admission.

Contact Info

Website http://history.ucsd.edu
Email arieder@ucsd.edu
Campus Office H&SS Bldg, Room 5027
Phone (858) 822-0664
Fax (858) 534-7283
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Deptartment of History
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0104
La Jolla, CA 92093-0104

Program Info

Area of Study
Specializations

Science Studies

Department History
Major History
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines January 10, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test 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.

Online letters of recommendation (preferred)

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose only; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Additional Requirements

Writing sample (7-15 pgs, preferably historical in nature). Upload via online application for admission.

Contact Info

Website http://history.ucsd.edu
Email arieder@ucsd.edu
Campus Office H&SS Bldg, Room 5027
Phone (858) 822-0664
Fax (858) 534-7283
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Deptartment of History
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0104
La Jolla, CA 92093-0104

Philosophy (PL75)

Since its founding in 1963, the UCSD Philosophy Department has grown to become a nationally ranked department, offering excellent instruction and supervision at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Faculty have a broad range of research interests, with special concentrations in the philosophy of science, ethics and political philosophy, history of philosophy, and epistemology and metaphysics.
The department is strongly committed to interdisciplinary work in philosophy, which graduate students can pursue through joint doctoral studies in the Science Studies Program and in the Department of Cognitive Science. The department has close ties to many other departments and programs on campus including History, Classical Studies, Psychology, Political Science, and the Division of Biological Sciences. Graduates of our Ph.D. program have been successfully placed in top departments across the country and abroad.

Program Info

Area of Study Arts & Humanities
Specializations

Science Studies
The Science Studies Program at UCSD is committed to interdisciplinary investigations. Understanding, interpreting, and explaining the scientific enterprise demand a systematic integration of the perspectives developed within the history, sociology, and philosophy of science. The program offers students an opportunity to work towards such integration, while receiving a thorough training at the professional level in one of the component disciplines.

Students enrolled in the program choose one of the component disciplines for their major field of specialist studies, and are required to complete minor field requirements in the others. The core of the program, however, is a year-long seminar in Science Studies, led by faculty from all participating departments.


Cognitive Science
The interdisciplinary program in Cognitive Science has eight participating departments: Anthropology, Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Linguistics, Neurosciences, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology. Students enroll in one of these departments as their "home department" and also enroll in the Interdisciplinary Program. The degree lists both the home department and Cognitive Science: for example, if the home department is Philosophy, the degree title is "Ph.d. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science." Some additional coursework is required. Please view the web page at http://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/graduate-study/idp

Department Philosophy
Major Philosophy
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines January 14, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test 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.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Resume/CV

Not required

Additional Requirements

Writing sample

Contact Info

Website http://philosophy.ucsd.edu/
Email ashonle@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 7024 H&SS
Phone (858) 534-3076
Fax (858) 534-8566
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Department of Philosophy
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0119
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0119

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