Master of Science (MS)

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 Master of Science
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 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 Master of Science
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 (EC75)

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 Ocean Science
Degree Master of Science
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

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 Master of Science
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 Master of Science
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

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
Department Bioengineering
Major Bioengineering
Degree Master of Science
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. 1200 word limit.

Resume/CV

Not required

Contact Info

Website http://be.ucsd.edu/graduate-faq
Email vkhollin@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Room 141
Phone (858) 822-0006
Fax (858) 534-5722
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Department of Bioengineering
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0419
La Jolla, CA 92093-0419

Business Analytics (RS83)

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) at the Rady School is an intensive program that will provide you with the skills to succeed in data-rich business environments. The program offers rigorous, hands-on training that will prepare you to use data and analytics to identify business opportunities, generate business insights and create business solutions. As an MSBA student, you will gain both the quantitative skills to create better decision tools and the ability to manage teams and communicate effectively with stakeholders throughout each phase of an analytics project.

Program Info

Area of Study Rady School of Management
Program Overview In the Rady School MSBA program you will learn to:
Use predictive analytics and optimization for data driven decision-making in marketing, finance, management and operations
Collect, clean, visualize, and analyze data
Use statistical and optimization tools (e.g., R, Shiny, Radiant)
Create and implement business analytics solutions
Department Rady School of Management
Major Business Analytics
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Summer
Additional Notes

Please note this program will begin in Summer 2017. The exact start date is to be determined. Contact RadyGradAdmissions@ucsd.edu with any questions

Application Deadlines June 1, 2018 (Summer 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General or GMAT is required.

Either GMAT or GRE is accepted - both are equally weighted for admission purposes.
GMAT scores are to be sent direction to institutuional code 3NS-ZK-33. GRE scores can be sent from ETS to 4836.
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)

TOEFL or IELTS scores are to be sent from ETS to institutional code 4836-02. UCSD minimum scores for TOEFL: Paper 550; Internet 80. However, for Rady School of Business, TOEFL minimum scores of 95-100 are expected. The minimum IELTS score is 7. For the PTE, select the University of California, San Diego as a score recipient, then submit a copy of your scores directly to our MS in Business Ananlytics admissions office at: Rady School of Management, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive #0553, La Jolla, CA 92093-0553. Include your registration ID number and exam date on your application. Official scores will be verified online. The minimum PTE score is 65.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 2 recommendations required.

All applicants are required to submit two recommendations. It is highly encouraged that recommendations be submitted online. However, the recommendation form can be downloaded and signed, sealed and sent to the Rady School directly. It is most important that letters of recommendation be completed by individuals who are in a position to analyze your ability and academic promise.

Statement of Purpose

Required

The Statement of Purpose should be no longer than 500 words, double-spaced, 12-point font. There will also be additional short-answer questions in another section of the application. The topic of the Statement of Purpose will be in the application itself, please refer solely to those instructions.

Resume/CV

Required

Additional Requirements

Applicants will also be asked about their level of expertise and understanding of various topics relevant to this program.

Contact Info

Website http://rady.ucsd.edu/msba/
Email RadyGradAdmissions@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Rady School of Managment
Office of Admissions - Otterson Hall
Mailcode: 0553
Phone 858-534-0864

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 Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 21, 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.

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 & 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 Physical Sciences
    Specializations

    Analytical Chemistry

    Biochemistry

    Inorganic Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry

    Physical Chemistry

    Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
    Major Chemistry & Biochemistry
    Degree Master of Science
    Admissions Terms Fall, Winter, Spring
    Additional Notes

    Only UC San Diego undergraduate students that are continuing their research with their advisor are eligible to apply directly to the MS Thesis Research Program (available for Fall, Winter, and Spring). All other MS applicants may apply only to the Fall MS Coursework program.

    Application Deadlines January 18, 2018 (Spring 2018)
    March 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.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    1000 word limit is recommended.

    Resume/CV

    Recommended

    Additional Requirements

    If you already have an agreement to do research under the direction of a Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor, the MS Thesis Agreement Form is highly recommended. It is an agreement between you and your research advisor. Please have your research advisor fill it out, print, sign, and then upload to your application.

    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

    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 Master of Science
    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

    Computational Science, Mathematics and Engineering (CU75)

    The Graduate Program in Computational Science, Mathematics and Engineering (CSME) at UCSD is a campus-wide interdisciplinary M.S. program designed to train the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers in the use of modern tools of computational science. The CSME M.S. program was initiated by the UCSD Division of Physical Sciences in close collaboration with the Jacobs School of Engineering. The CSME M.S. program is a standalone program without specific departmental affiliation and involves most of the science, mathematics, and engineering units associated with UCSD.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Physical Sciences
    Specializations

    Computational Science

    Department Computational Science, Mathematics and Engineering
    Major Computational Science, Mathematics and Engineering
    Degree Master of Science
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines February 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.

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

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

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

    Resume/CV

    Not required

    Additional Requirements

    Online submission of application materials only. Do not mail hardcopies of any application materials. Upload all required materials via your online application.

    Contact Info

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

    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 Master of Science
    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

    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

    Depth areas include Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics; Computer Engineering; Computer Systems; Databases Systems; Graphics and Vision; Human-Computer Interaction; Programming Languages, Compilers, and Software Engineering; and Theoretical Computer Science.

    Department Computer Science and Engineering
    Major Computer Engineering
    Degree Master of Science
    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-ms@eng.ucsd.edu
    Campus Office contact via email
    Phone contact via email
    Fax 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

    Depth areas include Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics; Computer Engineering; Computer Systems; Databases Systems; Graphics and Vision; Human-Computer Interaction; Programming Languages, Compilers, and Software Engineering; and Theoretical Computer Science.

    Department Computer Science and Engineering
    Major Computer Science
    Degree Master of Science
    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-ms@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

    Drug Development and Product Management (PH77)

    The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, supported by the UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies and Public Programs, offers a Master of Science Degree in Drug Development & Product Management.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Health Sciences
    Program Overview The MS in Drug Development and Product Management has three aims: 1) Give experienced professionals insight into the process of successful drug product development and deployment; 2) Endow students with requisite knowledge and skills to collaborate effectively in the ongoing management of drug products; and 3) Provide a solid, practical bridge to employment opportunities in pharma, biotech, and managed care industries, or related government agencies such as the FDA or the EMA.
    Department Drug Development and Product Management
    Major Drug Development and Product Management
    Degree Master of Science
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Additional Notes

    This degree is an entirely self-supporting program, because it does not receive any state funding, and there are currently no discounts available to UC employees. Students pay a per-unit course fee set by the program. The program does offer a merit scholarship for U.S. citizens & permanent residents only, with the same deadline as the application deadline. Refer to the financial page for merit scholarship information: https://ddpm.ucsd.edu/program-overview/financial/.

    Application Deadlines March 14, 2018 (Fall 2018)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests
    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)

    The program requires a minimum TOEFL score of 85, or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 to apply.
    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Letters of recommendation should be submitted from your supervisor, and work colleagues who are familiar with your skills, and your ability to be successful in the program.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Applicants are asked to submit a statement outlining your intended career focus during the program, and a description of any current or potential employer relationships you already have to aid in arranging your practice internship. Please explain your plan for leveraging your degree to achieve your career pursuits. 500 word limit.

    Resume/CV

    Required

    Contact Info

    Website http://ddpm.ucsd.edu
    Email ddpm@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office The Campus on Villa La Jolla
    8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite A-212
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    Phone 858-534-9158
    Fax 858-534-9168
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Drug Development & Product Management, MS
    9500 Gilman Drive MC #0170X
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0170

    Earth Sciences (SI80)

    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 Master of Science
    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.

    No more than 5 accepted;
    online letters of recommendation

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

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

    Resume/CV

    Required

    Contact Info

    Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/masters/ms
    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

    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 Master of Science
    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 Master of Science
    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

    Geotechnical Engineering (SE82)

    The Master of Science is a unique degree program focused on geomechanics fundamentals and applied soil-structure interaction analyses crucial for future geotechnical engineering advancements. The goal of this M.S. program is to provide students planning to pursue a career in geotechnical engineering practice with the necessary training beyond that obtained in a B.S. degree to analyze, simulate, and design geotechnical-related infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is encouraging new engineers pursuing a career in civil engineering disciplines to have a minimum of a M.S. degree to practice. This is particularly relevant in
    geotechnical engineering due to the particularly complex behavior of soils, rocks, and soil-structure interaction. Similar to structural engineers, geotechnical engineers have their own licensure process to reflect their specialization.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
    Program Overview Gain the tools required for analyzing and
    designing geotechnical systems, including
    foundati ons, embankments, slopes, retaining
    walls, tunnels, dams, among others. Courses
    build upon a strong set of fundamental
    geomechanics principles to perform the
    advanced analyses required in challenging
    projects in geotechnical engineering practi ce.
    Earn a M.S. degree in 4 quarters along with a
    summer internship.
    Department Structural Engineering
    Major Geotechnical Engineering
    Degree Master of Science
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines January 5, 2018 (Fall 2018)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General is required.

    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

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

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

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

    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Resume/CV

    Recommended

    Contact Info

    Website http://structures.ucsd.edu/
    Email se-info@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Structural and Materials Engineering Building. Room 340A
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive #0085
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0085

    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 Master of Science
    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

    Marine Biology (SI81)

    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 Master of Science
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines December 14, 2017 (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/masters/ms
    Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Eckart Building, second floor
    Phone (858) 534-3206
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Scripps Institute 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 Master of Science
    Admissions Terms Fall
    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)
    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 kahamilton@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

      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 Master of Science
      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

      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 Master of Science
      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

      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 Master of Science
      Admissions Terms Fall
      Application Deadlines December 21, 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.

      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 Master of Science
        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

        Oceanography (SI82)

        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

        The Scripps Institution of Oceanography offers 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 Master of Science
        Admissions Terms Fall
        Application Deadlines December 14, 2017 (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/masters/ms
        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

        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 Master of Science
        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

        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 Master of Science
        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

        Statistics (MA77)

        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

        Statistics

        Department Mathematics
        Major Statistics
        Degree Master of Science
        Admissions Terms Fall
        Application Deadlines February 5, 2018 (Fall 2018)
         

        Basic Requirement

        Admissions Tests

        GRE General is required.

        GRE Subject Test is recommended.

        The requirement for the GRE Math Subject test may be waived ONLY if you will have completed an undergraduate degree in Mathematics (Pure or Applied) by the time you start UC San Diego. However, if your undergraduate degree is NOT in either Pure or Applied Mathematics, you MUST submit a GRE Math Subject test score.

        Your undergraduate degree must specifically be in Applied Mathematics to waive the GRE Math Subject requirement when applying to the M.S. in Statistics program. Sub-disciplines that could be considered applied math (such as Statistics, Accounting, Actuarial Math, Financial Math, Economics, Information Management, etc.) will NOT waive the GRE Math Subject requirement.

        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

        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 Master of Science
        Admissions Terms Fall
        Application Deadlines January 5, 2018 (Fall 2018)
         

        Basic Requirement

        Admissions Tests

        GRE General is required.

        English Proficiency Exams

        (international applicants only)

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

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

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

        Letters of Recommendation

        Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

        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
        Campus Office Structural and Materials Building, Suite 340
        Fax (858) 534-1310
        Mailing Address
        University of California, San Diego
        Structural Engineering Graduate Affairs
        9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0085
        La Jolla, CA, 92093-0085

        Structural Engineering with Specialization in Health Monitoring and Non-Destructive Evaluation (SE81)

        The master of science in structural engineering with specialization in structural health monitoring and non-destructive evaluation (SHM&NDE) provides highly interdisciplinary knowledge incorporating three broad technology areas: (1) sensing technology, (2) data interrogation, and (3) modeling and analysis. The intersections and integration of these technology areas are fundamental to supporting structural health monitoring and nondestructive evaluation, which may be defined as the process of making an uncertainty-quantified assessment, based on appropriate analyses of in-situ measured data, about the current ability of a structural component or system to perform its intended design function(s) successfully. This discipline within structural, civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering is a fundamental capability that supports “design-to-retirement” life cycle management of systems.

        Program Info

        Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
        Specializations

        Sensing Technology
        Data Interrogation
        Modeling and Analysis

        Department Structural Engineering
        Major Structural Engineering with Specialization in Health Monitoring and Non-Destructive Evaluation
        Degree Master of Science
        Admissions Terms Fall
        Application Deadlines January 5, 2018 (Fall 2018)
         

        Basic Requirement

        Admissions Tests

        GRE General is required.

        English Proficiency Exams

        (international applicants only)

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

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

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

        Letters of Recommendation

        Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

        Statement of Purpose

        Required

        Resume/CV

        Recommended

        Contact Info

        Website http://structures.ucsd.edu/academics/graduate-program/masters-program/masters-specialization-health-monitoring
        Email se-info@ucsd.edu
        Campus Office Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 340A
        Mailing Address
        Department of Structural Engineering
        9500 Gilman Drive M/C 0085
        La Jolla, CA 92093