University of California-San Diego Graduate Schools

University of California-San Diego (referred to as UCSD) is a Public, 4 years school located in La Jolla, CA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 graduate school tuition & fees at University of California-San Diego is $13,455 for California residents and $28,557 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,602 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 37,887 including undergraduate students.

University of California-San Diego Graduate School Overview

University of California-San Diego (referred to as UCSD) is a Public, 4 years school located in La Jolla, CA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
University of California-San Diego is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (5/31/1964 - Current).
University of California-San Diego Directory Information
School NameUniversity of California-San Diego (referred to as UCSD)
Address9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093
Phone858-534-2230
Webhttps://www.ucsd.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/apply-online/index.html
Financial Infohttps://www.ucsd.edu
The 2021 graduate school tuition & fees at University of California-San Diego is $13,455 for California residents and $28,557 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,602 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 37,887 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 125 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice).
UCSD Graduate School 2021 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$28,557
$13,455 for California Residents
Student Population7,602
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs125 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of California-San Diego is $13,455 for California residents and $28,557 for out-of-state students for academic year 2020-2021. The tuition per credit hour is -$1. University of California-San Diego offers the alternative tuition plans.
UCSD 2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
California Residents$13,455
Out-of-State$28,557
Tuition per Credit Hour
California Residents-$1
Out-of-State-$1
On University of California-San Diego campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at UCSD
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Not Offered
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

University of California-San Diego 2021 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of California-San Diego is $13,455 for California residents and $28,557 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.26% compared to previous academic year.
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & fees at University of California-San Diego
California ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016-2017$11,220$1,865$26,322$1,865
2017-2018$11,502$1,944$26,604$1,944
2018-2019$11,442$1,955$26,544$1,955
2019-2020$11,442$2,013$26,544$2,013
2020-2021$11,442$2,087$26,544$2,087
For academic year 2020-2021, the living costs are $20,236 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of California-San Diego. On-campus living costs are increased by 6.74% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $18,649. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.13% compared to previous academic year.
2020-2021 Living Costs at University of California-San Diego
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2016-2017$12,545$4,508$10,131$5,621
2017-2018$13,115$3,832$12,652$4,521
2018-2019$13,651$3,918$13,215$4,626
2019-2020$14,271$4,035$13,681$4,760
2020-2021$15,336$4,203$13,749$4,900

Graduate Programs at UCSD

University of California-San Diego offers 134 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,555 students have completed their study at University of California-San Diego.
Offered Degrees at University of California-San Diego
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree6501,859
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship660515
Doctor's degree - other30181
Total13402,555

University of California-San Diego offers 134 programs through Master's, Doctorate The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 2,555 students have completed their studies.
  • 1,859 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 181 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 12 completers-
Latin American Studies7-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)5-
Communication and Journalism [+] 5 completers-
Communication5-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 283 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer and Information Sciences (other)37-
Computer Science246$141,200
Education [+] 75 completers$54,700
Education75$54,700
Engineering [+] 638 completers-
Engineering0-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering10-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering159$66,800
Chemical Engineering42-
Structural Engineering84-
Computer Engineering35-
Computer Hardware Engineering23-
Computer Engineering (other)0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering76$89,900
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (other)0-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics6-
Materials Engineering48-
Mechanical Engineering61-
Systems Engineering23-
Engineering (other)71$109,700
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 1 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Linguistics1-
Legal Studies [+] 6 completers-
Law0-
Health Law6-
English Language And Literature [+] 6 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
English Language and Literature/Letters (other)6-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 117 completers$39,100
Biology/Biological Sciences86$39,100
Biomedical Sciences1-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology0-
Biostatistics1-
Bioinformatics0-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography26-
Neuroscience3-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 148 completers-
Mathematics2-
Applied Mathematics6-
Financial Mathematics136-
Statistics4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 25 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Cognitive Science3-
Computational Science22-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 1 completers-
Philosophy1-
Physical Sciences [+] 98 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry57-
Geology/Earth Science12-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical18-
Physics11-
Psychology [+] 4 completers-
Psychology4-
Human Services [+] 19 completers-
0-
Public Policy Analysis19-
Social Sciences [+] 198 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology4-
Economics16-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics0-
International Economics0-
International Relations and Affairs162$52,100
Political Science and Government11-
Sociology5-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 37 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts7-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology7-
Playwriting and Screenwriting2-
Acting8-
Directing and Theatrical Production3-
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (other)0-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3-
Music7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 21 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management11-
Medical Scientist10-
Business [+] 162 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management120$99,700
Finance0-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)42-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total1,859
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 6 completers-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)6-
Communication and Journalism [+] 5 completers-
Communication5-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science23-
Education [+] 14 completers-
Education14-
Engineering [+] 138 completers-
Engineering0-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering3-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering27-
Chemical Engineering1-
Structural Engineering5-
Computer Engineering9-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering25-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics9-
Engineering Science2-
Materials Engineering21-
Mechanical Engineering20-
Systems Engineering6-
Engineering (other)10-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 4 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Linguistics4-
English Language And Literature [+] 5 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
Literature (other)0-
English Language and Literature/Letters (other)5-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 91 completers$55,600
Biology/Biological Sciences27$55,600
Biomedical Sciences32-
Biophysics1-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology0-
Bioinformatics12-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography7-
Epidemiology1-
Neuroscience9-
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (other)2-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 15 completers-
Mathematics7-
Mathematics (other)8-
Computational Mathematics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 5 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Cognitive Science5-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 1 completers-
Philosophy1-
Physical Sciences [+] 101 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry34$47,400
Chemistry (other)1-
Geology/Earth Science11-
Geophysics and Seismology2-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical26-
Physics25-
Physics (other)1-
Materials Sciences (other)0-
Physical Sciences (other)1-
Psychology [+] 15 completers-
Psychology3-
Experimental Psychology0-
Clinical Psychology10-
Psychology (other)2-
Social Sciences [+] 43 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology6-
Anthropology (other)4-
Economics16-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics0-
Development Economics and International Development0-
Economics (other)0-
Political Science and Government9-
Political Science and Government (other)2-
Sociology6-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 22 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts1-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts0-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3-
Music12-
Music Performance6-
Music (other)0-
Visual and Performing Arts (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Chiropractic0-
International Public Health/International Health5-
Public Health (other)5-
Business [+] 3 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management3-
History [+] 14 completers-
History14-
Total515
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 181 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist8-
Medicine107$57,100
Pharmacy66-
Total181

Graduate Student Population at UCSD

For academic year 2020-2021, total 7,734 students enrolled into University of California-San Diego graduate schools where it has total 37,887 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 7,133 full-time and 601 part-time students. By gender, 4,468 male and 3,266 female students are attending University of California-San Diego graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for University of California-San Diego.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
University of California-San Diego
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,7344,4683,266
Full-time7,1334,0913,042
Part-tme601377224
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at University of California-San Diego.
There are 2,104 White (27.20%), 143 Black/African American (1.85%), 678 Hispanic (8.77%), 1,220 Asian (15.77%), and 3,589 students with other races. 3,055 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at University of California-San Diego
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,7344,4683,266
American Indian/Native American21813
Asian1,220640580
Black/African American1436083
Hispanic678327351
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander431
White2,1041,192912
Two More238122116
Un-Known271142129
Non-resident Alien3,0551,9741,081
University of California-San Diego offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,675 graduate students (21.66% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 3,374 graduate students (43.63% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for University of California-San Diego.
Distance Learning Student Population at University of California-San Diego
Number of Students
Total7,734
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,675
Enrolled Some Online Courses3,374
Not in Online Courses2,685

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