Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Aerospace Engineering (MC75)

Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, with a specialization in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, applied ocean sciences, chemical engineering, computational science, engineering physics and mechanical engineering. The instructional and research programs are characterized by interdisciplinary relations with the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and with associated campus institutes such as the California Space Institute, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Center for Molecular Genetics, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program, Institute for Nonlinear Science.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Aerospace Engineering
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
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.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

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 Division of 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 15, 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

Applied Mechanics (MC76)

Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, with a specialization in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, applied ocean sciences, chemical engineering, computational science, engineering physics and mechanical engineering. The instructional and research programs are characterized by interdisciplinary relations with the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and with associated campus institutes such as the California Space Institute, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Center for Molecular Genetics, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program, Institute for Nonlinear Science.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Applied Mechanics
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
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.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Applied Ocean Science (MC78)

Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, with a specialization in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, applied ocean sciences, chemical engineering, computational science, engineering physics and mechanical engineering. The instructional and research programs are characterized by interdisciplinary relations with the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and with associated campus institutes such as the California Space Institute, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Center for Molecular Genetics, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program, Institute for Nonlinear Science.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Applied Ocean Science
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
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.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Applied Physics (EC76)

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) admits students to graduate studies through either the M.S. or Ph.D. programs. ECE offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with specializations in each of the following areas: communication theory and systems; computer engineering; electronic circuits and systems; electronic devices and materials; intelligent systems, robotics and control; magnetic recording; photonics; radio and space science; and signal and image processing. In addition, there are interdepartmental curricula in advanced manufacturing, applied ocean sciences, and materials science.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Major Applied Physics
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines March 14, 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.

Online letters of recommendation only.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose, only; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Recommended

Contact Info

Website http://www.ece.ucsd.edu/graduate/graduate-admissions
Email ecegradapps@ece.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 2707 EBU1
Phone Contact via email
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0408
La Jolla, CA 92093-0408

Art History, Art Practice (VA77)

The Art History program features a new concentration in Art Practice designed for artists engaged in advanced research who wish to pursue their work in an environment geared to doctoral study, and to produce studio work alongside a written dissertation. The addition of an Art Practice concentration was a natural outgrowth of the reciprocal relationship between history, theory and practice in the Visual Arts department. Rather than segregating art practice and history, UC San Diego's Visual Arts department brings practitioners, theorists and historians together to encourage innovative work at the boundaries of disciplines, discourses, and methodologies. Art practice students fulfill the same requirements as students working in other Ph.D. concentrations, including language exams, qualifying exams and the submission of a dissertation prospectus. Their dissertations, however, combine a shorter written component with a completed art project (film or video, exhibition, public work, etc.). The program is particularly well-suited for established artists with a research-based practice who are seeking the opportunity to reflect on that practice, and to develop new work in conjunction with a community of ambitious artists, historians and theorists.

Program Info

Area of Study Division of Arts and Humanities
Department Art History (Visual Arts)
Major Art History, Art Practice
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

All application materials, including the Visual Arts Portfolio, must be submitted online. We do not accept hard copies of materials.

Application Deadlines December 11, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

Request to send your GRE scores from the GRE website. The school code is 4836. The GRE department code is 2399. There are frequent internet-based test dates. Please make arrangements to take the exam no later than November.
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)

The Visual Arts Department requires TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores from all international applicants whose native language is not English.


The minimum score requirement is 80 on the TOEFL iBT (TOEFL Internet based test).

Request to send your scores from the TOEFL website. Our school code is 4836. The TOEFL department code for PhD applicants is 26. There are frequent internet-based test dates. Please make arrangements to take the exam no later than November.


IELTS is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

Arrangements for taking the IELTS Academic Training exam may be made through the website. The university-wide minimum IELTS Academic Training exam score required for consideration for graduate admission is Band Score 7. Applicants with marginal scores on the IELTS exam may be required to pass an English proficiency test upon arrival at UCSD or enroll in an English course until the required proficiency is attained.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Training exam -- Submit official test score reports to: Graduate Admissions, Mail Code 0003, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0003

The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).

PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test bench-marked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF). For registration and test information consult the PTE website.

PLEASE NOTE:
English Language Requirement for International Teaching Assistants (TA).
International students whose native language is not English will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency before they may serve as teaching assistants.

International graduate students who are nonnative speakers of English must be certified as having requisite language skills before they can serve as teaching assistants (TAs; UC San Diego Graduate Division policy in compliance with Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 41).

Evidence of English Language Proficiency: Certification as Teaching Assistant Recommended Scores

Students may be certified either on the basis of their score on one of the following:

• have a TOEFL iBT Speaking subscore of 30
• have an IELTS Speaking subscore of 9.0
• have a PTE Speaking sub-score of 90,
• be an international graduate student who serves as a language assistant in courses conducted in their native language.

Those students with TOEFL speaking scores of 23 – 27, IELTS speaking scores of 7-8, or PTE speaking scores of 65-82 are required to take the English Language Certification Exam.

Students who do not pass the English Language Certification Exam are given the opportunity to improve their language skills.

Those students who are admitted but have a speaking TOEFL score below 23 will not be allowed to take the certification test. Students who fall into this category may acquire the required English language proficiency skills via courses offered in the English Language Institute and the English for Academic and Professional Development Program.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Letters of recommendation should come from individuals, preferably previous professors, who can best explain why you are prepared and would be successful in rigorous academic studies at the graduate level.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose Only. 750-1000 word limit, not to exceed 3 pages.

Resume/CV

Recommended

Additional Requirements

Visual Arts Portfolio Requirements


All applicants applying to the PhD in Art History, Theory and Criticism program, Art Practice Concentration, must complete both the standard application via Grad Apply AND submit an Artist Statement, a Writing Sample, and samples of their art in the Visual Arts Portfolio via SlideRoom. There is a non-refundable portfolio review fee of $5.00 (in addition to the university’s standard application fee) which you pay online via SlideRoom when you submit your materials. Applicants must submit the link to their SlideRoom ID in the Grad Apply application.

See the following link to view instructions - https://visarts-ucsd.slideroom.com/

The Artist Statement should aim to explain, justify, extend, and/or contextualize your body of work, while placing your work in relationship to art history, theory, and the contemporary world. The Artist statement will be read by the admissions committee and your peers in the program, while the Statement of Purpose is reviewed by the admissions committee only. For this reason, applicants may upload their Statement of Purpose in the Artist Statement portion of the portfolio, given it addresses the prompt.

The writing sample may be a senior honors thesis, M.A. thesis, or other research or critical paper, preferably in art or media history.

The samples of your artwork should best showcase your research abilities and current/recent projects. You may create your Visual Arts Portfolio in a number of different formats. Our program is cross-disciplinary and it is not unusual for an applicant to have several different artistic mediums within their portfolio. The admissions committee is interested in seeing your most accomplished, recent work, rather than a chronology of work done over the span of your career. A good gauge would be to include work you've done within the last two years.

The Visual Arts Portfolio in SlideRoom must be completed prior to finalizing your application in Grad Apply. We strongly suggest that you begin building your portfolio when you begin the application. Applicants must provide the SlideRoom ID in the section titled: "Visual Arts Department - Portfolio Submission Information" in their Grad Apply application.

U.S. Citizens and permanent residents may request a fee waiver before submitting the application. An Application Fee Waiver request may be submitted upon completion of all components of the application, including the Visual Arts Portfolio. For more information on how to request a fee waiver, please see the link below.


http://grad.ucsd.edu/admissions/requirements/application-fee/index.html

Contact Info

Website http://visarts.ucsd.edu/phd-admissions-0
Email vis-grad@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Mandeville 216
Phone (858) 534-2860
Fax (858) 534-8651
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Mandeville Center
9500 Gilman Drive, #0327
La Jolla, CA 92093-0327

Art History, Theory and Criticism (VA76)

Offering a distinct alternative to existing Ph.D. programs in art history, the program centers on a unique curriculum that places art objects and practices at the center of inquiry, even as it encourages examination of the larger historical, cultural, social, intellectual, and theoretical frameworks within which the category "art" has been contextualized in the most recent developments in the discipline. The program encompasses the study of both past and present art across a broad range that includes fine arts and media (film, video, photography, new media).

Program Info

Area of Study Division of Arts and Humanities
Specializations

Ancient Art
Medieval Art
Renaissance Art
Early Modern Art
Modern Art (19th - 20th century)
Contemporary Art
Meso-American Art
North American Indian Art
Asian Art
Latin American Art
Media Studies

Department Art History (Visual Arts)
Major Art History, Theory and Criticism
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes


  • All application materials must be submitted online. We do not accept hard copies of materials.
  • Application Deadlines December 11, 2017 (Fall 2018)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General is required.

    Request to send your GRE scores from the GRE website. The school code is 4836. The GRE department code is 2399. There are frequent internet-based test dates. Please make arrangements to take the exam no later than November.
    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)

    The Visual Arts Department requires TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores from all international applicants whose native language is not English.


    The minimum score requirement is 80 on the TOEFL iBT (TOEFL Internet based test).

    Request to send your scores from the TOEFL website. Our school code is 4836. The TOEFL department code for PhD applicants is 26. There are frequent internet-based test dates. Please make arrangements to take the exam no later than November.


    IELTS is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

    Arrangements for taking the IELTS Academic Training exam may be made through the website. The university-wide minimum IELTS Academic Training exam score required for consideration for graduate admission is Band Score 7. Applicants with marginal scores on the IELTS exam may be required to pass an English proficiency test upon arrival at UCSD or enroll in an English course until the required proficiency is attained.

    The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Training exam -- Submit official test score reports to: Graduate Admissions, Mail Code 0003, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0003

    The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).

    PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test bench-marked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF). For registration and test information consult the PTE website.

    PLEASE NOTE:
    English Language Requirement for International Teaching Assistants (TA).

    International students whose native language is not English will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency before they may serve as teaching assistants.

    International graduate students who are nonnative speakers of English must be certified as having requisite language skills before they can serve as teaching assistants (TAs; UC San Diego Graduate Division policy in compliance with Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 41).

    Evidence of English Language Proficiency: Certification as Teaching Assistant Recommended Scores

    Students may be certified either on the basis of their score on one of the following:

    • have a TOEFL iBT Speaking subscore of 30
    • have an IELTS Speaking subscore of 9.0
    • have a PTE Speaking sub-score of 90,
    • be an international graduate student who serves as a language assistant in courses conducted in their native language.

    Those students with TOEFL speaking scores of 23 – 27, IELTS speaking scores of 7-8, or PTE speaking scores of 65-82 are required to take the English Language Certification Exam.

    Students who do not pass the English Language Certification Exam are given the opportunity to improve their language skills.

    Those students who are admitted but have a speaking TOEFL score below 23 will not be allowed to take the certification test. Students who fall into this category may acquire the required English language proficiency skills via courses offered in the English Language Institute and the English for Academic and Professional Development Program.
    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Letters of recommendation should come from individuals, preferably previous professors, who can best explain why you are prepared and would be successful in rigorous academic studies at the graduate level.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Online Statement of Purpose Only. 750-1000 word limit, not to exceed 3 pages

    Resume/CV

    Recommended

    Additional Requirements

    Visual Arts Portfolio Requirements


    All applicants applying to the PhD in Art History, Theory and Criticism program must complete both the standard application via Grad Apply AND submit a Writing Sample in their Visual Arts Portfolio via SlideRoom. There is a non-refundable portfolio review fee of $5.00 (in addition to the university’s standard application fee) which you pay online via SlideRoom when you submit your materials. Applicants must submit the SlideRoom ID in the Grad Apply application.

    See the following link to view instructions - https://visarts-ucsd.slideroom.com/

    The Writing Sample may be a senior honors thesis, M.A. thesis, or other research or critical paper, preferably in art or media history.

    The Visual Arts Portfolio in SlideRoom must be completed prior to finalizing your application in Grad Apply. We strongly suggest that you begin building your portfolio when you begin the application. Applicants must provide the SlideRoom ID in the section titled: "Visual Arts Department - Portfolio Submission Information" in their Grad Apply application.

    U.S. Citizens and permanent residents may request a fee waiver before submitting the application. An Application Fee Waiver request may be submitted upon completion of all components of the application, including the Visual Arts Portfolio. For more information on how to request a fee waiver, please see the link below.


    http://grad.ucsd.edu/admissions/requirements/application-fee/index.html

    Contact Info

    Website http://visarts.ucsd.edu/phd-admissions-0
    Email vis-grad@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Mandeville 216
    Phone (858) 534-2860
    Fax (858) 534-8651
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Mandeville Center
    9500 Gilman Drive, #0327
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0327

    Bioengineering (BE75)

    Bioengineering is the integration of engineering, biology and medicine. Research areas of the department include bioinformatics/genomics, cardiovascular system engineering, tissue engineering/cell-matrix engineering, and molecular biomechanics.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
    Specializations

    Bioinformatics; Multi-Scale Biology; Quantitative Biology

    Department Bioengineering
    Major Bioengineering
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Additional Notes

    The Department of Bioengineering has an NIH Training Grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute on Cardiovascular Engineering Science. Admitted students with a US citizenship or Permanent Residency and the appropriate knowledge and background is invited to apply for the second year. In accordance with the NIH guideline, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are always encouraged to apply.

    The Department of Bioengineering participates in a new interdisciplinary graduate training program at the interfaces between the biological, medical, physical and engineering sciences. UCSD is one of ten universities selected through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to initiate this new program. To learn more about the HHMI-Interfaces Training Program please visit: http://interfaces.ucsd.edu

    Application Deadlines December 10, 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

    Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose. 1200 word limit.

    Resume/CV

    Recommended

    Contact Info

    Website http://be.ucsd.edu/graduate-faq
    Email jlenington@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Room 141
    Phone (858) 822-1604
    Fax (858) 534-5722
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Department of Bioengineering
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0419
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0419

    Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (BF76)

    Bioinformatics is the acquisition of biological knowledge through new computational tools for organizing, managing, and mining biological data. Bioinformatics techniques are essential to answer pressing questions about disease, and pharmaceuticals.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
    Department Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
    Major Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines December 18, 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

    Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose. 2500 word limit.

    Resume/CV

    Not required

    Contact Info

    Website http://bioinformatics.ucsd.edu
    Email bioinfo@ucsd.edu
    Phone (858) 822-4948
    Fax (858) 534-5722
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC. 0419
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0419

    Biology (BI78)

    University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in Applied Mechanics/Engineering Science; Audiology; Biology; Chemistry; Clinical Psychology; Language and Communicative Disorders; Mathematics and Science Education; and 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior Sciences. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Division of Biological Sciences
    Department Biology: Joint Doctoral Program
    Major Biology
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Additional Notes

    Apply first to SDSU.

    http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/cmob/propsinfo.html

    Application Deadlines May 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

    Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

    Resume/CV

    Not required

    Additional Requirements

    WARNING: This is a Joint Doctoral Program with San Diego State University. You must apply first to SDSU to be considered for this program. Click below for information regarding applying to SDSU. Do not apply to UCSD without prior departmental authorization. Unauthorized applications will not be reviewed by UCSD. Note that the application fee is non-refundable.

    http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/cmob/currentinfo.html

    Contact Info

    Website http://biology.ucsd.edu/grad/joint-sdsu.html
    Email biojtdoc@mail.sdsu.edu
    Campus Office 1226 Pacific Hall
    Phone (858) 534-8983
    Fax (858) 534-4459
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0348
    La Jolla, CA, 92093-0348

    Biology (BI77)

    UC San Diego's biology program, in association with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, offers broad training in an extraordinary setting for highly motivated students interested in training with outstanding faculty. Faculty research interests include: biochemistry and biophysics, cell and developmental biology, ecology behavior and evolution, genetics and molecular biology, immunology virology and cancer biology, neurobiology, plant molecular biology, quantitative biology, and signal transduction.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Division of Biological Sciences
    Specializations

    Biochemistry; Biophysics; Bioinformatics; Cancer Biology; Cell Biology; Conservation Biology; Developmental Biology; Ecology, Behavior and Evolution; Genetics; Immunology; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Plant Molecular Biology; Plant Systems Biology; Quantitative Biology; Signal Transduction; Virology; Undecided

    Department Biological Sciences
    Major Biology
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines November 27, 2017 (Fall 2018)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General is required.

    GRE Subject Test is recommended.

    Biology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, or Chemistry
    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

    Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose.

    Resume/CV

    Not required

    Contact Info

    Website http://biology.ucsd.edu/education/grad/phd/admissions.html
    Email biophdadmissions@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office 1228 Pacific Hall
    Phone (858) 534-8983
    Fax (858) 534-4459
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Division of Biological Sciences
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0348
    La Jolla CA 92093-0348

    Biophysics (PY75)

    Our Physics Department has considerable strengths in many experimental and theoretical areas of current physics research, and our campus and general environment are particularly attractive. Our research effort is quite diverse, including condensed matter physics, elementary particle physics, plasma physics, astrophysics, biophysics, and nonlinear dynamics. In all these areas, we maintain a healthy balance of experiment and theory.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Division of Physical Sciences
    Specializations

    Experimental; Theoretical

    Department Physics
    Major Biophysics
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines December 19, 2017 (Fall 2018)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General is required.

    GRE Subject 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)

    The minimum Spoken English score required for TOEFL is 23.
    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Accept online letters of recommendation only

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Accept online Statement of Purpose only. Limit to two pages.

    Resume/CV

    Not required

    Contact Info

    Website http://physics.ucsd.edu
    Email apply@physics.ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Mayer Hall Room 2571
    Phone (858) 534-3293
    Fax (858) 534-0262
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Graduate Department of Physics
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0319
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0319

    Biostatistics (FP75)

    Welcome! The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health (FMPH) offers a doctoral degree in Biostatistics. This UCSD graduate program is an interdepartmental program housed within the Department of FMPH, in the School of Medicine.


    There is a growing demand for PhD-level biostatisticians in academic medical centers, in government agencies, and in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The UCSD Biostatistics PhD program emphasizes both didactic and experiential learning. We aim to train the next generation of biostatisticians in the mathematical theory, computational skills, and inferential methods needed to analyze complex data, and to bring innovative and cutting-edge developments from the theoretical data sciences into the practical world of tools and methods for biomedical data analysis. Our program is distinguished by its interdisciplinary nature and collaboration with UCSD's world-class biomedical research environment. Our program integrates rigorous data science theory and methods, training in practical collaborative skills, and use of rich sources of data from many areas of the biomedical sciences.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Health Sciences
    Department Biostatistics
    Major Biostatistics
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines January 8, 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.

    Three letters of recommendation; at least two should address academic and/or professional qualifications for pursuing a PhD program in biostatistics. If more than three are received, the first three received will be reviewed.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Your statement of purpose and objectives (1200-1500 word limit suggested) should address all of the following items:

    1. Describe those experiences that have shaped your interest in biostatistics. Do you have a preferred area of interest within the biostatistics discipline?
    2. Describe the one academic experience that has meant the most to you in your educational career.
    3. Outline your professional goals, both immediate and long term.
    4. Discuss why you are interested in the Biostatistics PhD program offered in the School of Medicine (Dept. of Family Medicine and Public Health, UCSD), the strengths you bring with you, and those areas in which you would like to increase your expertise and personal growth.
    **Please specify if you have publications, work or other experience which you feel makes you more likely to succeed in this program.

    Resume/CV

    Required

    Additional Requirements

    1. Transcripts (official transcripts will be required if admitted into the program)
    GPA >= 3.0 required for admission.

    2. List of mathematics courses taken/projected as well as textbooks used

    Contact Info

    Website http://biostat.ucsd.edu/phd-program/index.html
    Email mbazyar@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Medical Teaching Facility- Rm 269
    9500 Gilman Dr.
    La Jolla, CA 92093
    Phone 858-822-1073
    Fax 858-534-4642
    Mailing Address
    3855 Health Sciences Drive 0901
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0901

    Chemical Engineering (CE75)

    The NanoEngineering graduate degree program prepares students to enter the Nanotechnology workforce, as well as prepare students to enter a wider variety of engineering, science and/or medical career paths. It is clear that Nanotechnology-based industries will play a major role in the future economy. Our proposed curriculum is specifically intended to develop graduate students to be team leaders and innovators in corporations that have nanotechnology-centric applications, where our graduates will play the critical role to integrate across the varied disciplines involved, and help overcome the inherent challenges of engineering at the nanoscale. Their unique training in NanoEngineering will enable them to naturally become these leaders.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
    Department Chemical Engineering / Nanoengineering
    Major Chemical Engineering
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines January 29, 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.

    If an application has fewer than three letters, it will not be reviewed.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Online Statement of Purpose, only. 2500 word limit.

    Include the following information in your statement:


    1. Areas of interest: Biomedical Nanotechnology, Molecular and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies for Energy and the Environment, or specify other interest.

    2. Who are you interested in working with and why?

    3. Indicate any publications.
    4. Resume/CV

      Recommended

      Contact Info

      Website http://nanoengineering.ucsd.edu
      Email dljimenez@ucsd.edu
      Campus Office SME Building, Room 240A
      Phone (858) 822-7981
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      Department of NanoEngineering
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0448
      La Jolla, CA, 92093-0448

      Chemistry (CH76)

      University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in Applied Mechanics/Engineering Science; Audiology; Biology; Chemistry; Clinical Psychology; Language and Communicative Disorders; Mathematics and Science Education; and 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior Sciences. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Division of Physical Sciences
      Department Chemistry: Joint Doctoral Program
      Major Chemistry
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Additional Notes

      JDP applicants are nominated by San Diego State University Chemistry Admissions Committee in June.

      Application Deadlines July 10, 2018 (Fall 2018)
       

      Basic Requirement

      Admissions Tests

      GRE General is required.

      GRE Subject 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

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Resume/CV

      Not required

      Contact Info

      Website http://www-chem.ucsd.edu/academic/Grad/JDP/index.cfm
      Email chemgradinfo@ucsd.edu
      Campus Office York Hall 4010
      Phone (858) 534-9728
      Fax (858) 534-7687
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry
      9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0303
      La Jolla, CA, 92093-0303

      Chemistry & Biochemistry (CH75)

      The department offers an Umbrella Program for the PhD reflective of the depth and breadth of contemporary research undertaken within Chemistry and Biochemistry. The umbrella program encompasses seven different tracks from which students can choose. The tracks are overlapping in terms of course work and research advisers.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Division of Physical Sciences
      Specializations

      Analytical and Atmospheric Chemistry

      Biochemistry and Biophysics

      Chemical Biology

      Inorganic Chemistry

      Organic Chemistry

      Physical Chemistry

      Quantitative Biology

      Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

      Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
      Major Chemistry & Biochemistry
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Application Deadlines December 14, 2017 (Fall 2018)
       

      Basic Requirement

      Admissions Tests

      GRE General is required.

      GRE Subject Test is recommended.

      The Subject GRE is highly recommended, especially for those applying to the Physical and Theoretical tracks. The department accepts Chemistry, Biochemistry, or any STEM field Subject GRE.
      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

      1000 word limit is recommended.

      Resume/CV

      Recommended

      Contact Info

      Website http://chemistry.ucsd.edu
      Email chemgradinfo@ucsd.edu
      Campus Office 4010 York Hall
      Phone (858) 534-9728
      Fax (858) 534-7687
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      Attn: Chemistry Graduate Admissions
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0303
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0303

      Clinical Psychology (CY75)

      University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers a joint-doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with several key areas of focus: Neuropsychology, Experimental Psychopathology and Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology. Apply at San Diego State University (http://clinpsyc.sdsu.edu/admissions-2/application-procedures/), and adhere to deadlines associated with that application process. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Health Sciences
      Department Clinical Psychology: Joint Doctoral Program
      Major Clinical Psychology
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Application Deadlines May 31, 2018 (Fall 2018)
       

      Basic Requirement

      Admissions Tests

      GRE General is required.

      GRE Subject 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

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Resume/CV

      Not required

      Contact Info

      Website http://clinpsyc.sdsu.edu/
      Email PsycJDP@mail.sdsu.edu
      Campus Office 6363 Alvarado Ct. #103
      Phone (619) 594-2246
      Fax (619) 594-6780
      Mailing Address
      JDP in Clinical Psychology
      San Diego State University
      6363 Alvarado Court #103
      San Diego, CA 92120-4913

      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 Division of Social Sciences
      Department Cognitive Science
      Major Cognitive Science
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Application Deadlines April 19, 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

      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 Division of 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 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.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Resume/CV

      Recommended

      Contact Info

      Website http://communication.ucsd.edu
      Email comm-gradadmissions@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

      Communication Theory and Systems (EC77)

      The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) admits students to graduate studies through either the M.S. or Ph.D. programs. ECE offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with specializations in each of the following areas: communication theory and systems; computer engineering; electronic circuits and systems; electronic devices and materials; intelligent systems, robotics and control; magnetic recording; photonics; radio and space science; and signal and image processing. In addition, there are interdepartmental curricula in advanced manufacturing, applied ocean sciences, and materials science.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
      Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Major Communication Theory and Systems
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Application Deadlines May 24, 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.

      Online letters of recommendation only.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Online Statement of Purpose, only; 2500 word limit

      Resume/CV

      Recommended

      Contact Info

      Website http://www.ece.ucsd.edu/graduate/graduate-admissions
      Email ecegradapps@ece.ucsd.edu
      Campus Office 2707 EBU1
      Phone Contact via email
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0408
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0408

      Computer Engineering (EC79)

      The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) admits students to graduate studies through either the M.S. or Ph.D. programs. ECE offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with specializations in each of the following areas: communication theory and systems; computer engineering; electronic circuits and systems; electronic devices and materials; intelligent systems, robotics and control; magnetic recording; photonics; radio and space science; and signal and image processing. In addition, there are interdepartmental curricula in advanced manufacturing, applied ocean sciences, and materials science.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
      Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Major Computer Engineering
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Application Deadlines June 26, 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.

      Online letters of recommendation only.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Online Statement of Purpose, only; 2500 word limit

      Resume/CV

      Recommended

      Contact Info

      Website http://www.ece.ucsd.edu/graduate/graduate-admissions
      Email ecegradapps@ece.ucsd.edu
      Campus Office 2707 EBU1
      Phone Contact via email
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0408
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0408

      Computer Engineering (CS76)

      Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is concerned with fundamental aspects of computer science and computer engineering. Degrees are offered in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Research emphases include algorithms and Complexity; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Bioinformatics; Computer Architecture and Compilers; Computer Graphics; Computer Vision; Databases and Information Management; Embedded Systems and Software; High-Performance Computing; Programming Systems; Security and Cryptography; Software Engineering; Systems and Networking; VLSI/CAD.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
      Specializations

      Algorithms and Complexity; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Bioinformatics; Computer Architecture; Computer Graphics; Computer Vision; Databases; Embedded Systems and Software; High-Performance Computing; Programming Languages and Compilers; Security and Cryptography; Software Engineering; Systems and Networking; Ubiquitous Computing; VLSI/CAD

      Department Computer Science and Engineering
      Major Computer Engineering
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Additional Notes

      Transcripts: Accepts online PDF only

      Application Deadlines December 18, 2017 (Spring 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; please make the statement concise and to the point, addressing past accomplishments within the realm of computer science and engineering, giving reasons why he or she is especially qualified for the program, and goals that the applicant wishes to pursue.

      Resume/CV

      Required

      Contact Info

      Website http://cse.ucsd.edu
      Email csegradinfo-phd@eng.ucsd.edu
      Campus Office EBU-3B Room 1234
      Phone contact via email
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      CSE Graduate Admissions
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0443
      La Jolla, CA, 92093-0443

      Computer Science (CS75)

      Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is concerned with fundamental aspects of computer science and computer engineering. Degrees are offered in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Research emphases include Algorithms and Complexity; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Bioinformatics; Computer Architecture and Compilers; Computer Graphics; Computer Vision; Databases and Information Management; Embedded Systems and Software; High-Performance Computing; Programming Systems; Security and Cryptography; Software Engineering; Systems and Networking; VLSI/CAD

      Program Info

      Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
      Specializations

      Algorithms and Complexity; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Bioinformatics; Computer Architecture; Computer Graphics; Computer Vision; Databases; Embedded Systems and Software; High-Performance Computing; Programming Languages and Compilers; Security and Cryptography; Software Engineering; Systems and Networking; Ubiquitous Computing; VLSI/CAD

      Department Computer Science and Engineering
      Major Computer Science
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Additional Notes

      Transcripts: Accepts online PDF only

      Application Deadlines December 18, 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)

      Letters of Recommendation

      Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose; please make the statement concise and to the point, addressing past accomplishments within the realm of computer science and engineering, giving reasons why he or she is especially qualified for the program, and goals that the applicant wishes to pursue.

      Resume/CV

      Required

      Contact Info

      Website http://cse.ucsd.edu
      Email csegradinfo-phd@eng.ucsd.edu
      Phone contact via email
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      CSE Graduate Admissions
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0443
      La Jolla, CA, 92093-0443

      Drama and Theatre (Joint Ph.D.) (TH76)

      UC San Diego Theatre and Dance offers a groundbreaking Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama in conjunction with the Department of Drama at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The joint nature of the Ph.D. program provides an unrivaled diversity of theatre faculty and affiliated faculty between both campuses available for coursework and advising. Within the context of the program�s twin focus on theory and history, an innovative structure permits each student to pursue a custom-designed curriculum that draws from a rich variety of seminars in faculty research areas that include: Theatre of the Americas (modernist and postmodernist theatre and performance; US Latino theatre; African American theatre and dance; Asian American performance) and European Theatre (Greek classical theatre; Shakespeare; neoclassical, modern, Italian Renaissance, and contemporary French theatre; modern and contemporary German theatre), as well as Asian Theatre, Gender Studies, Intercultural Theatre, and Critical Theory.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Division of Arts and Humanities
      Department Theatre and Dance
      Major Drama and Theatre (Joint Ph.D.)
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Additional Notes

      The Drama and Theatre Ph.D. is a Joint Doctoral Program with UC Irvine. See the department website for more information.

      Application Deadlines February 9, 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

      Prefers the online Statement of Purpose; 2500 word limit

      Resume/CV

      Recommended

      Contact Info

      Website http://www-theatre.ucsd.edu/
      Email meward@ucsd.edu
      Phone (858) 534-1046
      Fax (858) 534-1080
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      Dept of Theatre & Dance
      208 Galbraith Hall
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0344
      La Jolla, CA, 92093-0344

      Earth Sciences (SI76)

      The Scripps Institution of Oceanography department offers graduate degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Earth Sciences. A graduate student's work will be concentrated in one of three tentative program areas: Climate-Ocean-Atmosphere Program, Geosciences of the Earth, Oceans, and Planets, or Ocean Biosciences Program. The interdisciplinary nature of research in marine and earth sciences is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take courses from various UC San Diego departments, and to pursue interdisciplinary research projects.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
      Specializations

      3 main areas of study: Climate, Ocean, and Atmosphere; Geosciences of the Earth and Oceans; and Ocean Biosciences.
      Applicants may select up to 2 areas for which they wish to be considered.

      Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
      Major Earth Sciences
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Additional Notes

      Further details on research areas

      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.

      No more than 5 accepted;
      Online letters of recommendation

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      1 to 2 pages typed, single spaced 10 point font (2500 word limit);
      Additional information.

      Resume/CV

      Required

      Contact Info

      Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/doctoral
      Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
      Campus Office Eckart Building, second floor
      Phone (858) 534-3206
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      Scripps Institution of Oceanography
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

      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 Division of 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

      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 Division of Social Sciences
      Department Education Studies
      Major Education (Ph.D.)
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Application Deadlines April 9, 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)

      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

      Electronic Circuits and Systems (EC78)

      The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) admits students to graduate studies through either the M.S. or Ph.D. programs. ECE offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with specializations in each of the following areas: communication theory and systems; computer engineering; electronic circuits and systems; electronic devices and materials; intelligent systems, robotics and control; magnetic recording; photonics; radio and space science; and signal and image processing. In addition, there are interdepartmental curricula in advanced manufacturing, applied ocean sciences, and materials science.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
      Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Major Electronic Circuits and Systems
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      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.

      Online letters of recommendation only.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Online Statement of Purpose, only; 2500 word limit

      Resume/CV

      Recommended

      Contact Info

      Website http://www.ece.ucsd.edu/graduate/graduate-admissions
      Email ecegradapps@ece.ucsd.edu
      Campus Office 2707 EBU1
      Phone Contact via email
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0408
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0408

      Engineering Physics (MC80)

      Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, with a specialization in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, applied ocean sciences, chemical engineering, computational science, engineering physics and mechanical engineering. The instructional and research programs are characterized by interdisciplinary relations with the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and with associated campus institutes such as the California Space Institute, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Center for Molecular Genetics, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program, Institute for Nonlinear Science.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
      Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
      Major Engineering Physics
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Application Deadlines March 2, 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 accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

      Resume/CV

      Required

      Contact Info

      Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
      Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
      Campus Office 181 EBU II
      Fax (858) 822-1129
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      MAE Graduate Affairs
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

      Engineering Sciences/Bioengineering (BE79)

      University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers four doctoral degrees in Engineering Sciences. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
      Department Bioengineering: Joint Doctoral Program
      Major Engineering Sciences/Bioengineering
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Application Deadlines May 31, 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

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Resume/CV

      Not required

      Contact Info

      Website http://www.engineering.sdsu.edu/engineering/joint_doctoral_program.aspx
      Email dgeiger@mail.sdsu.edu
      Campus Office 181 EBU 2
      Phone (619) 594-6079
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0411
      La Jolla, CA, 92093-0411

      Engineering Sciences/Electrical and Computer Engineering (EC87)

      University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers four doctoral degrees in Engineering Sciences. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
      Department Electrical and Computer Engineering: Joint Doctoral Program
      Major Engineering Sciences/Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Application Deadlines June 30, 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

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Resume/CV

      Required

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Contact Info

      Website http://www.engineering.sdsu.edu/admissions/jointdocprogram.aspx
      Email dgeiger@mail.sdsu.edu
      Campus Office 181 EBU 2
      Phone (619) 594-6079
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0411
      La Jolla, CA, 92093-0411

      Engineering Sciences/Structural Engineering (SE77)

      University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers four doctoral degrees in Engineering Sciences. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
      Department Structural Engineering: Joint Doctoral Program
      Major Engineering Sciences/Structural Engineering
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Additional Notes

      Apply first to SDSU. Please review SDSU's website for further information. http://www.engineering.sdsu.edu/engineering/joint_doctoral_program.aspx

      Application Deadlines April 30, 2018 (Fall 2018)
       

      Basic Requirement

      Admissions Tests

      GRE General is required.

      Please see SDSU's website for more information
      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

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Resume/CV

      Not required

      Contact Info

      Website http://www.engineering.sdsu.edu/engineering/joint_doctoral_program.aspx
      Email dgeiger@mail.sdsu.edu
      Campus Office 181 EBU 2
      Phone (619) 594-6079
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      Engineering Sciences JDP
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
      La Jolla, CA, 92093-0411

      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 Division of 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

      Geophysics (SI79)

      San Diego State University and the University of California San Diego are accepting applications for the Joint Doctoral Program in Geophysics. The SDSU/UCSD Joint Program provides full access to the Geophysics curriculum of UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, with additional specialized courses and research opportunities offered by SDSU faculty. Successful candidates must meet doctoral admissions requirements of both universities. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
      Program Overview San Diego State University and the University of California San Diego are accepting applications for the Joint Doctoral Program in Geophysics. The SDSU/UCSD Joint Program provides full access to the Geophysics curriculum of UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, with additional specialized courses and research opportunities offered by SDSU faculty. Successful candidates must meet doctoral admissions requirements of both universities.
      Department Geophysics: Joint Doctoral Program / Scripps Institution of Oceanography
      Major Geophysics
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Additional Notes

      Students must first apply to SDSU. Upon recommendation, students are instructed to complete the UCSD application.

      Application Deadlines April 9, 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

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application. http://sci.sdsu.edu/geology/jdp/opportunity/

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application. http://sci.sdsu.edu/geology/jdp/opportunity/

      Resume/CV

      Recommended

      Contact Info

      Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/doctoral
      Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
      Campus Office Old Scripps Building, Room 22
      Phone (858) 534-1694
      Fax (858) 534-3206
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      Scripps Institution of Oceanography
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
      La Jolla, CA, 92093-0208

      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
      Specializations

      Science Studies

      Department History
      Major History
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Application Deadlines April 30, 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)

      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 shargate@ucsd.edu
      Campus Office H&SS Bldg, Room 5005
      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

      Intelligence Systems, Robotics and Control (EC80)

      The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) admits students to graduate studies through either the M.S. or Ph.D. programs. ECE offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with specializations in each of the following areas: communication theory and systems; computer engineering; electronic circuits and systems; electronic devices and materials; intelligent systems, robotics and control; magnetic recording; photonics; radio and space science; and signal and image processing. In addition, there are interdepartmental curricula in advanced manufacturing, applied ocean sciences, and materials science.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
      Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Major Intelligence Systems, Robotics and Control
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      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.

      Online letters of recommendation only.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Online Statement of Purpose, only; 2500 word limit

      Resume/CV

      Recommended

      Contact Info

      Website http://www.ece.ucsd.edu/graduate/graduate-admissions
      Email ecegradapps@ece.ucsd.edu
      Campus Office 2707 EBU1
      Phone Contact via email
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0408
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0408

      Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use (SU75)

      Program Info

      Area of Study
      Department Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use: Joint Doctoral Program
      Major Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Application Deadlines August 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)

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Resume/CV

      Not required

      Joint Doctoral Program: Engineering Sciences/Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MC84)

      Program Info

      Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
      Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Joint Doctoral Program
      Major Joint Doctoral Program: Engineering Sciences/Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Additional Notes

      Apply first to SDSU

      http://www.engineering.sdsu.edu/admissions/jointdocprogram.aspx

      Application Deadlines June 29, 2018 (Fall 2018)
       

      Basic Requirement

      Admissions Tests

      GRE General is required.

      Please see SDSU website for more information.
      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

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Resume/CV

      Required

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Contact Info

      Website http://www.engineering.sdsu.edu/admissions/jointdocprogram.aspx
      Email dgeiger@mail.sdsu.edu
      Phone 619-594-6079
      Mailing Address
      Engineering Joint Doctoral Program
      College of Engineering Rm. E-203
      San Diego State University
      5500 Campanile Drive
      San Diego, CA 92182-1326

      Language and Communicative Disorders (LC75)

      University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in Applied Mechanics/Engineering Science; Audiology; Biology; Chemistry; Clinical Psychology; Language and Communicative Disorders; Mathematics and Science Education; and 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior Sciences. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

      Program Info

      Area of Study Health Sciences
      Department Language and Communicative Disorders: Joint Doctoral Program
      Major Language and Communicative Disorders
      Degree Doctor of Philosophy
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Additional Notes

      Apply first to SDSU. Please refer to Language and Communicative Disorders website for more information -
      http://slhs.sdsu.edu/programs/phd/

      Application Deadlines May 9, 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)

      Letters of Recommendation

      Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

      Statement of Purpose

      Required

      Resume/CV

      Not required

      Contact Info

      Website http://slhs.sdsu.edu/programs/phd/
      Email jshin@ucsd.edu
      Campus Office 266 Cog Sci Building
      Phone (858) 822-2698
      Fax (858) 822-1602
      Mailing Address
      University of California, San Diego
      9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0526
      La Jolla, CA, 92093-0526

      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 Division of 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

        Literature (LT77)

        The Department of Literature is dedicated to research and debate on international and interdisciplinary issues surrounding the study of literature and culture. Students may write dissertations on any topic or in any field in which members of the faculty do research. The Program allows students a large measure of independence; at the same time it encourages a community of scholar-critics whose concerns are not restricted to any single literature or critical tradition.

        Program Info

        Area of Study Division of Arts and Humanities
        Specializations

        Comparative Literature; Cultural Studies; English; Spanish

        Department Literature
        Major Literature
        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)
        PTE (Pearson Test of English)

        Letters of Recommendation

        Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

        Statement of Purpose

        Required

        Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose; 2500 word limit

        Resume/CV

        Not required

        Additional Requirements

        A 25 page (minimum) writing sample is required.

        Contact Info

        Website http://literature.ucsd.edu
        Email litgrad@ucsd.edu
        Campus Office 115 Literature Bldg.
        Phone (858) 534-3217
        Fax (858) 534-8686
        Mailing Address
        University of California, San Diego
        Literature Graduate Affairs
        9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0410
        La Jolla, CA 92093-0410

        Management (RS79)

        The Rady School Ph.D. program is committed to training intellectual and innovative scholars who will contribute to the advancement of management education and knowledge in the 21st century.

        Our emphasis is on innovation, rigorous training and impactful research. Rady faculty are prominent scholars in the fields of finance, behavioral economics, innovation, technology and operations management, marketing, organizational strategy and psychology. The curriculum is designed to be extensive, flexible and personalized, in a self-directed research environment.

        Program Info

        Area of Study Rady School of Management
        Department Rady School of Management
        Major Management
        Degree Doctor of Philosophy
        Admissions Terms Fall
        Application Deadlines January 3, 2018 (Fall 2018)
         

        Basic Requirement

        Admissions Tests

        GRE General is required.

        GMAT is recommended.

        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 required. At least one must be from someone who has taught you and who can attest to your academic ability and research potential.

        Online letters are highly preferred.

        Statement of Purpose

        Required

        Prefer the online Statement of Purpose. 2500 word limit.

        Include the following:


        1. State the areas of research you are interested in, the faculty you would like to work with, and why.

        2. Discuss why you are interested in these areas and how the PhD degree in Management fit with your academic background, experiences, and goals for further development, and how you would use degree as research scholar in the field.

        3. Describe your research experience and publications you have achieved in the course of your research, if any.
        4. Discuss your career goals after obtaining your Ph.D.
        5. Resume/CV

          Required

          Contact Info

          Website http://rady.ucsd.edu/phd
          Email radyphd@ucsd.edu
          Campus Office Wells Fargo Hall, 2nd Floor
          Phone (858) 246-2233
          Fax (858) 822-5896
          Mailing Address
          University of California, San Diego
          Rady School of Management Doctoral Program
          9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0553
          La Jolla, CA, 92093-0553

          Marine Biology (SI77)

          The Scripps Institution of Oceanography department offers graduate degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Earth Sciences. A graduate student's work will be concentrated in one of three tentative program areas: Climate-Ocean-Atmosphere Program, Geosciences of the Earth, Oceans, and Planets, or Ocean Biosciences Program. The interdisciplinary nature of research in marine and earth sciences is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take courses from various UC San Diego departments, and to pursue interdisciplinary research projects.

          Program Info

          Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
          Specializations

          3 main areas of study: Climate, Ocean, and Atmosphere; Geosciences of the Earth and Oceans; and Ocean Biosciences.
          Applicants may select up to 2 areas for which they wish to be considered.

          Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
          Major Marine Biology
          Degree Doctor of Philosophy
          Admissions Terms Fall
          Additional Notes

          Further details on research areas

          Application Deadlines April 17, 2018 (Fall 2018)
           

          Basic Requirement

          Admissions Tests

          GRE General is required.

          GRE Subject Test is recommended.

          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; no more than 5 accepted.
          Online letters of recommendation

          Statement of Purpose

          Required

          1 to 2 pages typed, single spaced 10 point font (2500 word limit);
          Additional information.

          Resume/CV

          Required

          Contact Info

          Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/doctoral
          Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
          Campus Office Eckart Building, second floor
          Phone (858) 534-3206
          Mailing Address
          University of California, San Diego
          Scripps Institution of Oceanography
          9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
          La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

          Materials Science (MS76)

          Materials Science and Engineering is concerned with the structure, properties and applications of materials. The university-wide Materials Science and Engineering Program at UC San Diego aims to provide fundamental knowledge for understanding of materials with the objective of predicting, modifying, and tailoring the properties of materials to yield enhanced material performance.

          Program Info

          Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
          Specializations

          A broad spectrum of areas spanning the mechanical, chemical, magnetic, electronic and optical behavior or materials as well as their synthesis and processing.

          Department Materials Science and Engineering
          Major Materials Science
          Degree Doctor of Philosophy
          Admissions Terms Fall
          Application Deadlines May 14, 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.

          If an application has less than three letters the application will not be reviewed

          Statement of Purpose

          Required

          Prefers the online Statement of Purpose limited to 1 page.
          Include the following information in your statement:


          1. Areas of interest: Materials Synthesis and Processing, Materials Structural Characterization, Materials Property Characterization, Materials Functionality or specify other interest.

          2. Classes of materials of interest: Structural, Electronic, Magnetic, Optical, Multi-Functional, Smart or Composites.

          3. Who are you interested in working with?
          4. Resume/CV

            Recommended

            Contact Info

            Website http://matsci.ucsd.edu
            Email arrudd@ucsd.edu
            Campus Office Engineering Bldg 2, Room 181
            Phone (858) 534-7715
            Fax (858) 822-1129
            Mailing Address
            University of California, San Diego
            Materials Science and Engineering
            9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0418
            La Jolla, CA, 92093-0418

            Mathematics (MA76)

            At UC San Diego, we provide courses of study that introduce students to the fundamentals of mathematics and allow them to master the most important parts of the subject both pure and applied. By offering four graduate programs, and with a faculty encompassing a variety of fields, the department seeks to accommodate varied student interests in mathematics, encouraging an interdisciplinary focus that fosters program diversity.

            Program Info

            Area of Study Division of Physical Sciences
            Specializations

            Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Analysis, Applied Math, Combinatorics, Computational Science, Geometry, Math Physics, Number Theory, Other, Partial Differential Equations, Probability, Representation Theory, Statistics, Topology, Undecided

            Department Mathematics
            Major Mathematics
            Degree Doctor of Philosophy
            Admissions Terms Fall
            Application Deadlines January 8, 2018 (Fall 2018)
             

            Basic Requirement

            Admissions Tests

            GRE General is required.

            GRE Subject Test is required.

            Please note that October 28, 2017 will be the last date to take the GRE Math Subject test before the application deadline.
            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.

            Letters from academia are highly preferred. Please do not have more than three (3) letters sent. Additional letters do not improve your standing as an applicant.

            Statement of Purpose

            Required

            Submit Statement of Purpose via online application; 2500 word limit.

            Resume/CV

            Not required

            Additional Requirements

            A list of all mathematics courses with corresponding textbooks in PDF format must be uploaded in the online application.

            Online submission of application materials only. Do not mail hard copies of any application materials to the Department of Mathematics.

            Contact Info

            Website http://math.ucsd.edu/programs/graduate
            Email mathgradadmissions@math.ucsd.edu
            Campus Office AP&M 7409
            Phone (858) 534-2642
            Fax (858) 534-1176
            Mailing Address
            University of California, San Diego
            Mathematics Department - APM 7409
            9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0112
            La Jolla, CA 92093-0112

            Mathematics and Science Education (ME75)

            University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in Applied Mechanics/Engineering Science; Audiology; Biology; Chemistry; Clinical Psychology; Language and Communicative Disorders; Mathematics and Science Education; and 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior Sciences. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

            Program Info

            Area of Study Division of Physical Sciences
            Department Mathematics and Science Education: Joint Doctoral Program
            Major Mathematics and Science Education
            Degree Doctor of Philosophy
            Admissions Terms Fall
            Additional Notes

            Apply first to SDSU--Admissions for Fall 2017 are now closed.

            (Note: please carefully read the admission requirements at the MSED site before applying: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/crmse/msed/pr_admissions.html. Students who do not have a Master's degree in one of the listed mathematics or science disciplines will not be considered for admission.)

            Application Deadlines April 24, 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)

            Letters of Recommendation

            Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

            3 for SDSU application. None needed for UCSD application.

            Statement of Purpose

            Required

            Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

            Resume/CV

            Not required

            Contact Info

            Website http://sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE/msed
            Email sseethaler@ucsd.edu
            Campus Office 3060 Urey Hall Annex
            Phone (858) 534-4656
            Fax (858) 534-5224
            Mailing Address
            University of California, San Diego
            Department of Mathematics JDP
            9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0352
            La Jolla, CA, 92093-0352

            Mechanical Engineering (MC81)

            Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, with a specialization in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, applied ocean sciences, chemical engineering, computational science, engineering physics and mechanical engineering. The instructional and research programs are characterized by interdisciplinary relations with the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and with associated campus institutes such as the California Space Institute, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Center for Molecular Genetics, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program, Institute for Nonlinear Science.

            Program Info

            Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
            Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
            Major Mechanical Engineering
            Degree Doctor of Philosophy
            Admissions Terms Fall
            Application Deadlines March 21, 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 accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

            Resume/CV

            Required

            Contact Info

            Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
            Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
            Campus Office 181 EBU II
            Fax (858) 822-1129
            Mailing Address
            University of California, San Diego
            MAE Graduate Affairs
            9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
            La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

            Medical Devices and Systems (EC90)

            The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) admits students to graduate studies through either the M.S. or Ph.D. programs. ECE offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with specializations in each of the following areas: communication theory and systems; computer engineering; electronic circuits and systems; electronic devices and materials; intelligent systems, robotics and control; magnetic recording; photonics; radio and space science; and signal and image processing. In addition, there are interdepartmental curricula in advanced manufacturing, applied ocean sciences, and materials science.

            Program Info

            Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
            Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
            Major Medical Devices and Systems
            Degree Doctor of Philosophy
            Admissions Terms Fall
            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.

            Online letters of recommendation only.

            Statement of Purpose

            Required

            Online Statement of Purpose only; 2500 word limit

            Resume/CV

            Recommended

            Contact Info

            Website http://www.ece.ucsd.edu/graduate/graduate-admissions
            Email ecegradapps@ece.ucsd.edu
            Campus Office 2707 EBU1
            Phone Contact via email
            Mailing Address
            University of California, San Diego
            Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering
            9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0408
            La Jolla, CA 92093-0408

            Music (MU75)

            UC San Diego's Department of Music is internationally recognized as the West Coast's premiere center for education and innovation in new music. Founded in 1966 by composers Robert Erickson and Will Ogdon, it was designed to provide a unique environment in which composers, performers and scholars could collaborate and engage with the most vital ideas and newest technologies in order to push the boundaries of contemporary music. The Department offers Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Musical Arts (M.A., Ph.D., and D.M.A.) degrees.

            Program Info

            Area of Study Division of Arts and Humanities
            Specializations

            Composition; Computer Music; Integrative Studies

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

            Basic Requirement

            Admissions Tests

            GRE General is required.

            Self-reported GRE scores are sufficient for the purposes of application review. If admitted you will be required to submit the official electronic scores from ETS.
            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 only.

            Statement of Purpose

            Required

            Online only; 3 page limit.

            Resume/CV

            Required

            Contact Info

            Website http://music.ucsd.edu
            Email grad_admissions@music.ucsd.edu
            Campus Office Conrad Prebys Music Center
            Phone (858) 534-3230
            Mailing Address
            University of California, San Diego
            Dept of Music Graduate Affairs
            9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0099
            La Jolla, CA 92093-0099

            Nanoengineering (NA75)

            The NanoEngineering graduate degree program prepares students to enter the Nanotechnology workforce, as well as prepare students to enter a wider variety of engineering, science and/or medical career paths. It is clear that Nanotechnology-based industries will play a major role in the future economy. Our proposed curriculum is specifically intended to develop graduate students to be team leaders and innovators in corporations that have nanotechnology-centric applications, where our graduates will play the critical role to integrate across the varied disciplines involved, and help overcome the inherent challenges of engineering at the nanoscale. Their unique training in NanoEngineering will enable them to naturally become these leaders.

            Program Info

            Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
            Department Nanoengineering
            Major Nanoengineering
            Degree Doctor of Philosophy
            Admissions Terms Fall
            Application Deadlines March 25, 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.

            If an application has fewer than three letters, it will not be reviewed.

            Statement of Purpose

            Required

            Online Statement of Purpose, only. 2500 word limit.

            Include the following information in your statement:


            1. Areas of interest: Biomedical Nanotechnology, Molecular and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies for Energy and the Environment, or specify other interest.

            2. Who are you interested in working with and why?

            3. Indicate any publications.
            4. Resume/CV

              Recommended

              Contact Info

              Website http://nanoengineering.ucsd.edu
              Email dljimenez@ucsd.edu
              Campus Office SME Building, Room 240A
              Phone (858) 822-7981
              Mailing Address
              University of California, San Diego
              Department of NanoEngineering
              9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0448
              La Jolla, CA, 92093-0448

              Nanoscale Devices and Systems (EC86)

              The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) admits students to graduate studies through either the M.S. or Ph.D. programs. ECE offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with specializations in each of the following areas: communication theory and systems; computer engineering; electronic circuits and systems; electronic devices and materials; intelligent systems, robotics and control; magnetic recording; photonics; radio and space science; and signal and image processing. In addition, there are interdepartmental curricula in advanced manufacturing, applied ocean sciences, and materials science.

              Program Info

              Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
              Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
              Major Nanoscale Devices and Systems
              Degree Doctor of Philosophy
              Admissions Terms Fall
              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.

              Online letters of recommendation only.

              Statement of Purpose

              Required

              Online Statement of Purpose, only; 2500 word limit

              Resume/CV

              Recommended

              Contact Info

              Website http://www.ece.ucsd.edu/graduate/graduate-admissions
              Email ecegradapps@ece.ucsd.edu
              Campus Office 2707 EBU1
              Phone Contact via email
              Mailing Address
              University of California, San Diego
              Dept of Graduate Electrical and Computer Engineering
              9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0408
              La Jolla, CA 92093-0408

              Neurosciences (NE75)

              The Neurosciences Graduate Program at the University of California, San Diego offers an outstanding opportunity for graduate training in one of the most highly interactive scientific environments available in the United States. The program brings together world-class research institutions and laboratories at UCSD, the Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, and the Sanford-Burnham Institute, to create one of the largest and most diverse neuroscience environments for graduate training. The program combines this environment with a rich, progressive curriculum covering multiple neuroscience disciplines, mentored research with leading faculty investigators in nearly 150 laboratories, and collaborative opportunities across clinical and academic settings. The program is frequently ranked as one of the top neuroscience graduate programs in the country.

              Program Info

              Area of Study Health Sciences
              Program Overview The Neurosciences Graduate Program at UC San Diego is an interdisciplinary program that covers a broad spectrum of sub-disciplines in neuroscience including medicine, cellular and molecular biology, psychology, cognitive science, engineering and mathematics. Participating faculty come from various departments across the UCSD campus as well as the Salk Institute, the Scripps Research Institute, and the Sanford-Burnham Institute. The enormous breadth of research interests represented among our faculty provides integrated training that encompasses molecular, cellular, developmental, systems, cognitive, behavioral, and clinical neuroscience.
              Specializations

              Biochemistry & Molecular; Cellular; Developmental; Clinical; Cognitive, Behavioral & Psychopharmacology; Computational; Systems & Circuits

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

              Basic Requirement

              Admissions Tests

              GRE General is required.

              GRE Subject Test is recommended.

              GRE Subject Test recommended is Biology
              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

              Submit online only, 2500 word limit

              Resume/CV

              Required

              Contact Info

              Website http://neurograd.ucsd.edu
              Email neurograd@ucsd.edu
              Campus Office CNCB, Rooms 276 and 277
              Phone (858) 534-3377
              Fax (858) 534-8242
              Mailing Address
              University of California, San Diego
              Neurosciences Graduate Program
              9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0634
              La Jolla, CA 92093-0634

              Oceanography (SI78)

              The Scripps Institution of Oceanography department offers graduate degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Earth Sciences. A graduate student's work will be concentrated in one of three tentative program areas: Climate-Ocean-Atmosphere Program, Geosciences of the Earth, Oceans, and Planets, or Ocean Biosciences Program. The interdisciplinary nature of research in marine and earth sciences is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take courses from various UC San Diego departments, and to pursue interdisciplinary research projects.

              Program Info

              Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
              Specializations

              3 main areas of study: Climate, Ocean, and Atmosphere; Geosciences of the Earth and Oceans; and Ocean Biosciences.
              Applicants may select up to 2 areas for which they wish to be considered.

              Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
              Major Oceanography
              Degree Doctor of Philosophy
              Admissions Terms Fall
              Additional Notes

              Further details on research areas

              Application Deadlines January 31, 2018 (Fall 2018)
               

              Basic Requirement

              Admissions Tests

              GRE General is required.

              GRE Subject Test is recommended.

              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.

              No more than 5 accepted;
              Online letters of recommendation

              Statement of Purpose

              Required

              1 to 2 pages typed, single spaced 10 point font (2500 word limit);
              Additional information.

              Resume/CV

              Required

              Contact Info

              Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/doctoral
              Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
              Campus Office Eckart Building, second floor
              Phone (858) 534-3206
              Mailing Address
              University of California, San Diego
              Scripps Institution of Oceanography
              9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
              La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

              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 Division of Arts and 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 19, 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)

              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

              Photonics (EC81)

              The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) admits students to graduate studies through either the M.S. or Ph.D. programs. ECE offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with specializations in each of the following areas: communication theory and systems; computer engineering; electronic circuits and systems; electronic devices and materials; intelligent systems, robotics and control; magnetic recording; photonics; radio and space science; and signal and image processing. In addition, there are interdepartmental curricula in advanced manufacturing, applied ocean sciences, and materials science.

              Program Info

              Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
              Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
              Major Photonics
              Degree Doctor of Philosophy
              Admissions Terms Fall
              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.

              Online letters of recommendation only.

              Statement of Purpose

              Required

              Online Statement of Purpose, only; 2500 word limit

              Resume/CV

              Recommended

              Contact Info

              Website http://www.ece.ucsd.edu/graduate/graduate-admissions
              Email ecegradapps@ece.ucsd.edu
              Campus Office 2707 EBU1
              Phone Contact via email
              Mailing Address
              University of California, San Diego
              Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
              9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0408
              La Jolla, CA 92093-0408

              Physics (PY76)

              Our Physics Department has considerable strengths in many experimental and theoretical areas of current physics research, and our campus and general environment are particularly attractive. Our research effort is quite diverse, including condensed matter physics, elementary particle physics, plasma physics, astrophysics, biophysics and nonlinear dynamics. In all these areas, we maintain a healthy balance of experiment and theory.

              Program Info

              Area of Study Division of Physical Sciences
              Specializations

              Astrophysics/Astronomy; Atomic/Molecular; Biophysics; Computational Science; Condensed Matter/Material Science; High Energy Physics; Mathematical Physics; Nonlinear Dynamics; Physics; Plasma/Fusion; Quantitative Biology; Statistical/Thermal Physics

              Department Physics
              Major Physics
              Degree Doctor of Philosophy
              Admissions Terms Fall
              Additional Notes

              Additional information is available for Quantitative Biology specialization

              Application Deadlines December 19, 2017 (Fall 2018)
               

              Basic Requirement

              Admissions Tests

              GRE General is required.

              GRE Subject 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)

              The minimum Spoken English score required for TOEFL is 23.
              Letters of Recommendation

              Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

              Accept online letters of recommendation ONLY

              Statement of Purpose

              Required

              Accept online Statement of Purpose only. Limit to two pages.

              Resume/CV

              Not required

              Contact Info

              Website http://physics.ucsd.edu
              Email apply@physics.ucsd.edu
              Campus Office Mayer Hall Room 2571
              Phone (858) 534-3293
              Fax (858) 534-0262
              Mailing Address
              University of California, San Diego
              Graduate Department of Physics
              9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0319
              La Jolla, CA 92093-0319

              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 Division of 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 21, 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.

              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 Division of 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

              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 Division of 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:


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

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

            7. Which faculty members might assist you?
            8. 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

              Public Health -- Epidemiology (PU75)

              University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior.

              Epidemiology is an essential scientific discipline in public health, which deals with the causes of and prevention of factors associated with disease. Our understanding of the etiology of many infectious and chronic diseases is based on data from epidemiologic studies.

              If you are you interested in researching the causes of disease, why some populations are healthier that others, and investigating methods to promote health, this program offers the training. The program applies the principles of population‐based research. Methodology for investigating the etiology of infectious and chronic diseases. Use of epidemiologic methods for the prevention and control of disease in human populations. A wide range of research opportunities with a multidisciplinary faculty from two campuses.

              Emphasis is on producing graduates with a mastery of the central concepts and analytic processes of epidemiology and biostatistics. Required and elective courses include epidemiologic methods, study design, occupational and environmental health, exposure assessment, clinical epidemiology, women's health, cancer prevention, research dissemination and scientific ethics. The PhD in Epidemiology trains individuals for careers in research and teaching in a variety of settings, including academic and research institutions, government agencies, and the private sector.

              Applications to both institutions are required for admission. Please make sure to submit your applications in your area of choice to UC San Diego, San Diego State University and the national application system, SOPHAS.

              Program Info

              Area of Study Health Sciences
              Department Public Health: Joint Doctoral Program
              Major Public Health -- Epidemiology
              Degree Doctor of Philosophy
              Admissions Terms Fall
              Additional Notes

              Application Deadlines December 15, 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)

              Letters of Recommendation

              Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

              Three letters of recommendation are required. Two should be academic references, from professors who have taught you in class. The third letter can be another academic reference or a professional reference (employer, volunteer work, etc.).

              Please submit letters of recommendation to BOTH UC San Diego Grad Apply and to SOPHAS. Letters of recommendation must be submitted to SOPHAS directly. Please see the SOPHAS application instructions for details.

              Note: Do Not submit your letters of recommendation to the SDSU Graduate Application.

              Statement of Purpose

              Required

              Your statement of purpose and objectives (approximately 1500 word limit) should address all of the following items:


            9. Describe those experiences that have shaped your interest in public health. Comment on your current orientation or preferences in the public health field.

            10. Describe the one academic experience that has meant the most to you in your educational career.

            11. Outline your professional goals, both immediate and long term.

            12. Discuss why you are interested in the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health, the strengths you bring with you, and those areas in which you would like to increase your expertise and personal growth.
            13. Resume/CV

              Required

              Contact Info

              Website http://publichealth.ucsd.edu/jdp/
              Email hward@ucsd.edu
              Campus Office University Center 202 ( UCtr 202), Room 404
              Phone (858) 534-0505
              Mailing Address
              University of California, San Diego
              9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0725
              La Jolla, CA, 92093-0725

              Public Health -- Global Health (PU77)

              University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior.

              Global health relates to health issues and concerns that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity and culture.  Studies in global health stress the commonality of health issues for the United States and international partners, and involve collective, science-based interventions to resolve these issues.  If you are passionate about these issues and concerns, this program offers the training. The program applies rigorous scientific methods to contemporary global health issues. There is an emphasis on principles of social justice and health diplomacy. Cross‐cultural learning near the largest international border crossing in the world. Field‐based and multi‐national organization research opportunities. Plus dynamic faculty working in more than a dozen different countries.

              Emphasis is on preparing graduates with the fundamental scientific knowledge, ethical understanding, and specific skills necessary to become public health researchers and professional leaders in multiple settings. Required and elective courses include global health practice and theory, program planning and evaluation, emerging infectious diseases, advanced epidemiology and biostatistics, research methods, environmental health, and global maternal/child health. In addition to didactic classes at both partner institutions, students will be expected to complete an international field practicum involving research, policy work, or cultural training. Graduates of the program are competitive for a variety of research, teaching and service positions in academic institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and businesses with global health interests both within and outside of the United States.

              Applications to both institutions are required for admission. Please make sure to submit your applications in your area of choice to UC San Diego, San Diego State University and the national application system, SOPHAS.

              Program Info

              Area of Study Health Sciences
              Department Public Health: Joint Doctoral Program
              Major Public Health -- Global Health
              Degree Doctor of Philosophy
              Admissions Terms Fall
              Application Deadlines December 15, 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.

              Three letters of recommendation are required. Two should be academic references, from professors who have taught you in class. The third letter can be another academic reference or a professional reference (employer, volunteer work, etc.).

              Please submit letters of recommendation to BOTH UC San Diego Grad Apply and to SOPHAS. Letters of recommendation must be submitted to SOPHAS directly. Please see the SOPHAS application instructions for details.

              Note: Do Not submit your letters of recommendation to the SDSU Graduate Application.

              Statement of Purpose

              Required

              Your statement of purpose and objectives (approximately 1500 word limit) should address all of the following:


            14. Describe those experiences that have shaped your interest in public health. Comment on your current orientation or preferences in the public health field.

            15. Describe the one academic experience that has meant the most to you in your educational career.

            16. Outline your professional goals, both immediate and long term.

            17. Discuss why you are interested in the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health, the strengths you bring with you, and those areas in which you would like to increase your expertise and personal growth.


            18. If you are interested in working in a particular field or with specific faculty members, please identify this in your statement. This information may be used to match students to mentors and tracks.

              Resume/CV

              Required

              Contact Info

              Website http://publichealth.ucsd.edu/jdp/
              Email hward@ucsd.edu
              Campus Office University Center 202 (UCtr 202), Room 404
              Phone (858) 534-0505
              Mailing Address
              University of California, San Diego
              9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0725
              La Jolla, CA, 92093-0725

              Public Health -- Health Behavior (PU76)

              University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior.

              Many of today’s leading causes of death are preventable through lifestyle changes. The Health Behavior program will help students master the central concepts and analytic processes of health promotion. Faculty research interests are numerous, and include smoking uptake and cessation, using technology to promote good health habits, strategies to improve nutrition and physical activity habits, investigating how our environment influences health behaviors, and conducting community based participatory research. If you are you interested in learning how a person's actions influence their health, and investigating innovative ways to promote health and prevent disease, this program offers the training. The program applies behavior change theories and strategies for population application; as well as, qualitative and quantitative research methods. Training in the development and evaluation of health behavior interventions in underserved populations. Understanding and changing health policy.

              Emphasis is on producing graduates with a mastery of the central concepts and analytic processes of health behavior. Required and elective courses include health behavior theory, study design and development of interventions, clinical trial design, health-related measurement scales and health policy. Students can develop advanced skills deploying and evaluating mHealth, ‘Big Data’, and sensor-based technological solutions to public health problems. Graduates of the program are competitive for a variety of research, teaching, and community service positions in areas such as academic institutions, local and state health departments, federal and international agencies, and both privately and publicly sponsored research institutions.

              Applications to both institutions are required for admission. Please make sure to submit your applications in your area of choice to UC San Diego, San Diego State University and the national application system, SOPHAS.

              Program Info

              Area of Study Health Sciences
              Department Public Health: Joint Doctoral Program
              Major Public Health -- Health Behavior
              Degree Doctor of Philosophy
              Admissions Terms Fall
              Application Deadlines December 15, 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)

              Letters of Recommendation

              Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

              Three letters of recommendation are required. Two should be academic references, from professors who have taught you in class. The third letter can be another academic reference or a professional reference (employer, volunteer work, etc.).

              Please submit letters of recommendation to BOTH UC San Diego Grad Apply and to SOPHAS. Letters of recommendation must be submitted to SOPHAS directly. Please see the SOPHAS application instructions for details.

              Note: Do Not submit your letters of recommendation to the SDSU Graduate Application.

              Statement of Purpose

              Required

              Your statement of purpose and objectives (approximately 1500 word limit) should address all of the following:


            19. Describe those experiences that have shaped your interest in public health. Comment on your current orientation or preferences in the public health field.

            20. Describe the one academic experience that has meant the most to you in your educational career.

            21. Outline your professional goals, both immediate and long term.

            22. Discuss why you are interested in the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health, the strengths you bring with you, and those areas in which you would like to increase your expertise and personal growth.


            23. If you are interested in working in a particular field or with specific faculty members, please identify this in your statement. This information is used to match students to mentors and tracks.

              Resume/CV

              Required

              Contact Info

              Website http://publichealth.ucsd.edu/jdp/
              Email hward@ucsd.edu
              Campus Office University Center 202 (UCtr 202), Room 404
              Phone (858) 534-0505
              Mailing Address
              University of California, San Diego
              9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0725
              La Jolla, CA, 92093-0725

              Signal and Image Processing (EC82)

              The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) admits students to graduate studies through either the M.S. or Ph.D. programs. ECE offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with specializations in each of the following areas: communication theory and systems; computer engineering; electronic circuits and systems; electronic devices and materials; intelligent systems, robotics and control; magnetic recording; photonics; radio and space science; and signal and image processing. In addition, there are interdepartmental curricula in advanced manufacturing, applied ocean sciences, and materials science.

              Program Info

              Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
              Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
              Major Signal and Image Processing
              Degree Doctor of Philosophy
              Admissions Terms Fall
              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.

              Online letters of recommendation only.

              Statement of Purpose

              Required

              Online Statement of Purpose, only; 2500 word limit

              Resume/CV

              Recommended

              Contact Info

              Website http://www.ece.ucsd.edu/graduate/graduate-admissions
              Email ecegradapps@ece.ucsd.edu
              Campus Office 2707 EBU1
              Phone Contact via email
              Mailing Address
              University of California, San Diego
              Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
              9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0408
              La Jolla, CA 92093-0408

              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 Division of 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

              Structural Engineering (SE75)

              The Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego offers a unique program that crosses different engineering disciplines, such as civil, geotechnical, mechanical, aerospace, biological, and marine/offshore engineering, with a focus on structural design and analysis, structural materials, computational mechanics, and solid mechanics. This broad-based cross-disciplinary structural engineering approach allows not only diversity in the selection of graduate courses but also a diversity of employment opportunities across the engineering spectrum.

              Program Info

              Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
              Department Structural Engineering
              Major Structural Engineering
              Degree Doctor of Philosophy
              Admissions Terms Fall
              Application Deadlines May 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.

              Statement of Purpose

              Required

              Online submission requested; 2500 word limit

              Resume/CV

              Required

              Contact Info

              Website http://structures.ucsd.edu
              Email se-info@ucsd.edu
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