Master of Arts (MA)

Applied Mathematics (MA75)

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 Physical Sciences
Specializations

Applied Mathematics

Department Mathematics
Major Applied Mathematics
Degree Master of Arts
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines February 6, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

GRE Subject Test is required.

Please note that October 29, 2016 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

History (HI75)

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

Program Info

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

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

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

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

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

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Online letters of recommendation (preferred)

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose only; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Additional Requirements

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

Contact Info

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

Judaic Studies (HI76)

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

Program Info

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

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

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

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

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

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Additional Requirements

Writing sample (preferably from history courses). Send to History Dept., Attn: Grad Admissions Coordinator

Contact Info

Website http://history.ucsd.edu
Email arieder@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 5041 H&SS
Phone (858) 822-0664
Fax (858) 534-7283
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Department of History
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0104
La Jolla, CA 92093-0104

Latin American Studies (LA76)

The Master of Arts (MA) in Latin American Studies is designed for students who seek to integrate a broad range of disciplinary approaches to a world region of growing international significance. Upon graduation, most students pursue advanced degrees in academic or professional fields; others proceed to careers in the private sector or in government.

Program Info

Area of Study
Specializations

Students may choose to specialize in Sociology, History, International Migration, Gender Studies or Cultural Studies but it is not required.

Department Latin American Studies
Major Latin American Studies
Degree Master of Arts
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Students applying for one of the specializations must tailor their statement of purpose so that it reflects their research interests in that field. Students choose their specialization by selecting it from the drop down menu when applying to the program on the UCSD graduate online application.

Application Deadlines March 1, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

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

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

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

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose; 800 word limit

Statement of Purpose should include the following:


  1. Your research interests (if you are interested in a concentration you should also include a short statement explaining your intellectual and career interests in the field).

  2. Relevant preparation for graduate study in Latin American Studies (coursework, research experiences, or field work)

  3. Career goals after obtaining your M.A.

  4. Describe which aspects of the UCSD Latin American Studies program make us a good match for your main interests and professional goals
  5. Resume/CV

    Required

    Additional Requirements

    Submit a writing sample of 20 pages or less.

    Writing samples should be academic or scholarly in nature, such as a course term paper, published research, journal article submission, thesis chapter, presented paper, or report. If possible, that sample should cover an issue related to Latin America, however it is not mandatory. All writing samples must be in English and no more than 20 pages.

    Contact Info

    Website http://las.ucsd.edu/
    Email jlcassidy@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Gildred Latin American Studies Building
    Phone (858) 534-7967
    Fax (858) 534-7175
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Latin American Studies
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0533
    La Jolla, CA, 92093-0533

    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 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 Master of Arts
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines February 6, 2017 (Fall 2017)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test is required.

    GRE Subject Test is required.

    Please note that October 29, 2016 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

    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 Arts & Humanities
    Specializations

    Composition; Computer Music; Integrative Studies; Performance

    Department Music
    Major Music
    Degree Master of Arts
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Additional Notes

    M.A. Performance applicants must indicate their primary instruments: Bass, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Computer, Conducting, French Horn, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Harpsichord, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice, Other.

    Application Deadlines December 15, 2016 (Fall 2017)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test 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

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

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

    Program Info

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

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

    EDS's teacher training program is designed to prepare teachers to work in various types of school settings from residential school classrooms to local public school classrooms for deaf and hard of hearing children. EDS recognizes that deaf and hard of hearing children need teachers who are themselves bilingual and knowledgeable about the role of culture in human development.
    Department Education Studies
    Major Teaching and Learning (Bilingual Education/ASL)
    Degree Master of Arts
    Admissions Terms Summer
    Application Deadlines March 1, 2017 (Summer 2017)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test is required.

    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

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

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

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

    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

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

    Resume/CV

    Not required

    Additional Requirements

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

    Contact Info

    Website http://eds.ucsd.edu
    Email moae@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Department of Education Studies
    3rd Floor - Pepper Canyon Hall
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0070
    Phone (858) 534-8834
    Fax (858) 534-2462
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Education Studies Department
    Attn: Moae Ikeda
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0070
    La Jolla, CA, 92093-0070