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 251 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 Programs251 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) / $23,632 (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$19,741$22,122
Public$11,486$21,757
Private$23,632
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
For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $39,517 for California residents and $51,762 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at University of California-San Diego.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of California-San Diego
California ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Medicine$37,395$2,122$49,640$2,122
Pharmacy$40,068$2,122$52,313$2,122

Graduate Programs at UCSD

University of California-San Diego offers 147 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, 2,888 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 Degree7202,170
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship720508
Doctor's degree - other30210
Total14702,888
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 308 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Medicine program with 140 completers.
University of California-San Diego offers 147 programs through Master's and Doctorate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 2,888 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 2,170 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 210 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 [+] 9 completers-
Latin American Studies5-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)4-
Communication and Journalism [+] 2 completers-
Communication2-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 374 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences (other)28-
Computer Science308$141,200
Information Technology Project Management38-
Education [+] 71 completers$54,700
Education71$54,700
Engineering [+] 816 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering15-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering161$66,800
Chemical Engineering23-
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering1-
Structural Engineering74-
Computer Engineering62-
Computer Hardware Engineering20-
Computer Engineering (other)0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering93$89,900
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (other)118-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics9-
Materials Engineering49-
Mechanical Engineering129-
Systems Engineering29-
Engineering (other)33$109,700
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 0 completers-
Linguistics0-
Legal Studies [+] 0 completers-
Health Law0-
English Language and Literature [+] 6 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
English Language and Literature/Letters (other)6-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 170 completers$39,100
Biology/Biological Sciences139$39,100
Biomedical Sciences2-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology0-
Biostatistics0-
Bioinformatics0-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography25-
Neuroscience4-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 161 completers-
Mathematics7-
Applied Mathematics1-
Financial Mathematics140-
Statistics13-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 10 completers-
Cognitive Science2-
Computational Science8-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 1 completers-
Philosophy1-
Physical Sciences [+] 95 completers-
Chemistry52-
Geology/Earth Science9-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical29-
Physics5-
Psychology [+] 4 completers-
Psychology0-
Experimental Psychology4-
Human Services [+] 57 completers-
Public Policy Analysis57-
Social Sciences [+] 149 completers-
Anthropology2-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics19-
International Economics8-
International Relations and Affairs108$52,100
Political Science and Government9-
Sociology3-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 34 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts14-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology4-
Playwriting and Screenwriting1-
Acting8-
Directing and Theatrical Production5-
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (other)0-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0-
Music2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 92 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management19-
Medical Scientist22-
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development21-
Public Health15-
International Public Health/International Health15-
Business [+] 115 completers-
Business Administration and Management9$99,700
Finance0-
Management Science72-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)34-
History [+] 4 completers-
History4-
Total2,170
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 [+] 2 completers-
Communication2-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Computer Science23-
Education [+] 12 completers-
Education12-
Engineering [+] 162 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering1-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering31-
Chemical Engineering8-
Structural Engineering9-
Computer Engineering4-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering30-
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (other)3-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics4-
Engineering Science2-
Materials Engineering23-
Mechanical Engineering18-
Systems Engineering7-
Engineering (other)22-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 2 completers-
Linguistics2-
English Language and Literature [+] 6 completers-
Literature (other)0-
English Language and Literature/Letters (other)6-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 99 completers$55,600
Biology/Biological Sciences31$55,600
Biomedical Sciences29-
Biophysics0-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology0-
Biostatistics3-
Bioinformatics6-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography11-
Epidemiology5-
Neuroscience14-
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (other)0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 14 completers-
Mathematics11-
Mathematics (other)3-
Computational Mathematics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 7 completers-
Cognitive Science7-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 3 completers-
Philosophy3-
Physical Sciences [+] 93 completers-
Chemistry49$47,400
Chemistry (other)0-
Geology/Earth Science3-
Geophysics and Seismology1-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical18-
Physics18-
Physics (other)3-
Materials Sciences (other)0-
Physical Sciences (other)1-
Psychology [+] 14 completers-
Psychology0-
Experimental Psychology3-
Clinical Psychology8-
Psychology (other)3-
Social Sciences [+] 34 completers-
Anthropology7-
Physical and Biological Anthropology1-
Anthropology (other)1-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics17-
Development Economics and International Development0-
Economics (other)0-
Political Science and Government5-
Political Science and Government (other)2-
Sociology1-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 15 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts1-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts3-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3-
Music4-
Music Performance4-
Music (other)0-
Visual and Performing Arts (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling1-
International Public Health/International Health5-
Behavioral Aspects of Health2-
Public Health (other)0-
Business [+] 4 completers-
Business Administration and Management0-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)4-
History [+] 7 completers-
History7-
Total508
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 210 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist8-
Medicine140$57,100
Pharmacy62-
Total210

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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