Applicants are admitted on a competitive basis; our admission policy is based on intellectual potential and promise, academic records, and programmatic fit. Undergraduate GPA counts heavily and must be a minimum of 3.0, and current scores from the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required. A writing sample is also required.
Applications are accepted for Fall Quarter only — deadline December 5, 2016 for academic year 2017-18.
How to Apply
For details on how to apply, please see the university’s Graduate Division web site,
Apply online at: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp/.
Application Requirements to be Submitted ONLINE:
- Statement of Purpose
- Personal Achievements/Contributions
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Three letters of recommendation (4th letter optional)
- Writing sample
Frequently Asked Questions:
For answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning the application and admissions process, please refer to these topics: