Thank you for your interest in graduate study at the Univesity of California, Irvine! This webpage is intended to help you find the information you need to make an informed decision about applying for graduate study at our campus.
UC Irvine is where the world comes to discover new gateways for academic, research, leadership and character excellence. We are looking for students who are passionate about learning and about advancing our culture of discovery. Since the campus opened in 1965, UC Irvine has helped drive the growth of new technology, business innovation and understanding of issues that bear on the health and livelihood of every citizen. Our graduate students give life and breadth to each of these endeavors. The campus offers a wealth of Services to help ensure that our students succeed on academic, professional, as well as personal dimensions.
Surrounded by coastline, mountains and desert, the UC Irvine experience is like no other on earth. We offer an incomparable Southern California location in which to live and study, including a broad variety of cultural, entertainment and intellectual activities that abound on campus and throughout Orange County.
UCI is the youngest member of the Association of American Universities, the 61 premier research institutions in North America. Identified by Times Higher Education as first in the U.S. and fourth in the world among the best universities under fifty years old, UCI also ranks 34th nationally in the number of doctoral degrees conferred each year.
For information about your discipline of interest, please contact the appropriate academic program. You are welcome to contact faculty as well, with questions specific to their research programs. For general questions about applying for graduate studies at UC Irvine, please e-mail the Graduate Division.
Who We are
We are a thriving, diverse campus where faculty and students create new knowledge that positively impacts society. Learn more about us on the following pages:
- Message from the Graduate Dean
- Who We Are
- Student Spotlights
- Alumni Spotlights
- Research @ UC Irvine
- Campus & Community Life
- Why Choose UC Irvine
Applying to UC Irvine
In the Applying to UC Irvine section you will find everything you need to know to apply. To determine whether UC Irvine offers just the right graduate program for your interests, please see the Degree Programs page.
Funding Your Graduate Education
There are many different ways to fund your graduate education at UC Irvine. Doctoral and master's of fine arts funding packages may include various combinations of types of funding mechanisms such as Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, or fellowships, including Diversity Fellowships for incoming and continuing diversity students. UC Irvine also offers a range of intramural funding opportunities for incoming and continuing graduate students. UC Irvine strongly urges all graduate students to apply for extramural fellowships. We encourage you to learn more about the most commonly used types of funding by visiting the Funding section of our website.
Master's students are typically self-supported but may be eligible for these resources. Check with the individual department/program for Master's degree funding opportunities.
Current fees can be found on the University Registrar's website.
UC Irvine welcomes international students! The International Students section of our website provides important information for prospective as well as newly admitted international students. Among other helpful resources, we are pleased to offer you our unique Graduate InterConnect Program for all incoming international graduate students. Graduate InterConnect helps to connect new international graduate students to the UCI community and the wealth of resources available to our international students. Among other international agreements, we are proud of our agreement with the Brazilian government that allows qualified Brazilian citizens to join UC Irvine through the Brazilian Science Without Borders program. Please see the International Students section for more information about graduate study at UC Irvine!
Graduate Preparation Programs
Preparation for graduate school takes time, effort and a strong support network that can help guide you through the process. The Graduate Division sponsors many programs for students interested in pursuing a graduate education. Most of our programs focus on diversity and are targeted to students both from UC Irvine and beyond.
UC Irvine and other undergraduate students interested in graduate school should visit the Graduate Preparation Programs page for more information.
Recruitment & Outreach
Graduate Division representatives attend graduate recruitment events on campuses around the country as well as at national conferences. To meet us at one of these events, please visit UC Irvine on the Road. Or better yet, come visit us! For more information, please see Visit UC Irvine.