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 a 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 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of California-San Diego is $13,564 for California residents and $28,666 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,734 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 39,576 including undergraduate students.

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 a 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 school is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (5/31/1964 - Current).
UCSD Directory Information
School NameUniversity of California-San Diego (UCSD)
Address9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093
Phone858-534-2230
Webhttps://www.ucsd.edu
Online Applicationhttps://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Financial Infohttps://fas.ucsd.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of California-San Diego is $13,564 for California residents and $28,666 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,734 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 39,576 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 215 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice).
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$28,666
$13,564 for California Residents
Student Population7,734
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs215 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of California-San Diego is $13,564 for California residents and $28,666 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022.
University of California-San Diego offers the alternative tuition plans.
On its 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
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

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of California-San Diego is $13,564 for California residents and $28,666 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.12% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
California ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
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
2021-2022$11,442$2,122$26,544$2,122
The graduate school tuition & fees of UCSD is relatively expensive compared to public graduate schools in California. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the California graduate tuition is $21,757 (public) / $23,779 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of California-San Diego$13,564$28,666
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
California Graduate Schools$19,824$22,206
Public$11,486$21,757
Private$23,779
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $21,026 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 3.94% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $19,264. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.30% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
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
2021-2022$16,145$4,163$14,383$4,881

Graduate Programs at UCSD

University of California-San Diego offers 142 graduate programs for Master's and Doctorate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,981 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 Degree7002,235
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship690553
Doctor's degree - other30193
Total14202,981
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of California-San Diego by award level.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Computer Science program with 294 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Medicine program with 130 completers.
University of California-San Diego offers 142 programs through Master's and Doctorate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 2,981 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 2,235 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 193 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 [+] 7 completers-
Latin American Studies3-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)4-
Communication and Journalism [+] 1 completers-
Communication1-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 327 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences (other)33-
Computer Science294$141,200
Education [+] 61 completers$54,700
Education61$54,700
Engineering [+] 686 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering5-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering143$66,800
Chemical Engineering25-
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering1-
Structural Engineering52-
Computer Engineering69-
Computer Hardware Engineering0-
Computer Engineering (other)0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering88$89,900
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (other)103-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics9-
Materials Engineering50-
Mechanical Engineering62-
Systems Engineering25-
Engineering (other)54$109,700
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 1 completers-
Linguistics1-
Legal Studies [+] 4 completers-
Health Law4-
English Language And Literature [+] 7 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
English Language and Literature/Letters (other)7-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 173 completers$39,100
Biology/Biological Sciences131$39,100
Biomedical Sciences3-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology0-
Biostatistics0-
Bioinformatics1-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography36-
Neuroscience2-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 180 completers-
Mathematics8-
Applied Mathematics8-
Financial Mathematics146-
Statistics18-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 25 completers-
Cognitive Science3-
Computational Science22-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 2 completers-
Philosophy2-
Physical Sciences [+] 118 completers-
Chemistry69-
Geology/Earth Science12-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical31-
Physics6-
Psychology [+] 22 completers-
Psychology0-
Experimental Psychology22-
Human Services [+] 44 completers-
Public Policy Analysis44-
Social Sciences [+] 140 completers-
Anthropology8-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics6-
International Economics7-
International Relations and Affairs109$52,100
Political Science and Government9-
Sociology1-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 40 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts9-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology8-
Playwriting and Screenwriting3-
Acting9-
Directing and Theatrical Production4-
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (other)2-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1-
Music4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 120 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management14-
Medical Scientist37-
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development43-
Public Health18-
International Public Health/International Health8-
Business [+] 272 completers-
Business Administration and Management106$99,700
Finance0-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)166-
History [+] 5 completers-
History5-
Total2,235
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 3 completers-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)3-
Communication and Journalism [+] 4 completers-
Communication4-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 38 completers-
Computer Science38-
Education [+] 18 completers-
Education18-
Engineering [+] 164 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering2-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering28-
Chemical Engineering5-
Structural Engineering20-
Computer Engineering5-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering22-
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (other)3-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics5-
Engineering Science5-
Materials Engineering23-
Mechanical Engineering19-
Systems Engineering7-
Engineering (other)20-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 2 completers-
Linguistics2-
English Language And Literature [+] 8 completers-
Literature (other)0-
English Language and Literature/Letters (other)8-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 102 completers$55,600
Biology/Biological Sciences37$55,600
Biomedical Sciences27-
Biophysics0-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology0-
Bioinformatics19-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography5-
Epidemiology3-
Neuroscience10-
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (other)1-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 15 completers-
Mathematics11-
Mathematics (other)2-
Computational Mathematics2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 6 completers-
Cognitive Science6-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 4 completers-
Philosophy4-
Physical Sciences [+] 100 completers-
Chemistry42$47,400
Chemistry (other)0-
Geology/Earth Science7-
Geophysics and Seismology4-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical24-
Physics22-
Physics (other)0-
Materials Sciences (other)0-
Physical Sciences (other)1-
Psychology [+] 19 completers-
Psychology0-
Experimental Psychology5-
Clinical Psychology12-
Psychology (other)2-
Social Sciences [+] 38 completers-
Anthropology5-
Anthropology (other)0-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics22-
Development Economics and International Development0-
Economics (other)0-
Political Science and Government5-
Political Science and Government (other)0-
Sociology6-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 16 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts1-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts0-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1-
Music13-
Music Performance1-
Music (other)0-
Visual and Performing Arts (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling5-
International Public Health/International Health0-
Public Health (other)2-
Business [+] 3 completers-
Business Administration and Management0-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)3-
History [+] 6 completers-
History6-
Total553
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 193 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist9-
Medicine130$57,100
Pharmacy54-
Total193

Graduate Student Population at UCSD

For academic year 2021-2022, total 7,734 students enrolled into University of California-San Diego graduate schools where it has total 39,576 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 7,133 full-time and 601 part-time graduate students. By gender, 4,468 male and 3,266 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,7344,4683,266
Full-time7,1334,0913,042
Part-tme601377224
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
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
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. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total7,734
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,675
Enrolled Some Online Courses3,374
Not in Online Courses2,685
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of California-San Diego. 3,115 students are aged 20 to 24 (40.28% of total students), 2 students are aged below 20 (0.03%), 56 students are aged above 50 (0.72%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of California-San Diego.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,7344,4683,266
Under 18110
Age 18-19110
Age 20-211647985
Age 22-242,9511,6931,258
Age 25-293,1301,8281,302
Age 30-34976550426
Age 35-39297191106
Age 40-491589761
Age 50-64522725
Over 64413

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