UCSB Engineering

Graduate Students

The UCSB College of Engineering offers the following prestigious and top-ranked graduate programs:

Prospective Graduate Students

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to thoroughly research the College of Engineering’s graduate programs before applying by reaching out to the department or program directly. Visit department or program websites to review degree requirements and how to choose a thesis advisor. Ask about prospective graduate student campus visits or information sessions through your department of interest.

Resources & Information for Graduate Admissions

Applications to graduate programs are processed via the UCSB Graduate Division. The Graduate Division office is a central campus resource for students seeking admission for graduate degrees. Carefully review their admissions information, the academic services offered for admitted students, and financial information about fees and costs to attend UCSB as a graduate student.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

Apply online at: www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp/

International Students

Obtain a Preliminary Application form online: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/preapp/. The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at UCSB serves the needs of international students and scholars, including assistance with visa status.

Admission Decisions

All graduate admission decisions are made exclusively by the graduate admissions committee and the faculty of each College of Engineering department. Decisions are based on candidate's intellectual potential and promise projected from a combination of considerations including their academic records, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and GRE/TOEFL test scores.

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