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Graduate Degrees Offered, 2020–21

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • Anthropology PhD*
  • Anthropology and Cognitive Science PhD
  • Anthropology (Science Studies) PhD
  • Anthropology with a Specialization in Anthropogeny PhD
  • Anthropology with a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies PhD
  • Anthropology with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD

AUDIOLOGY

  • Audiology (Joint with San Diego State University) AuD

BIOENGINEERING

  • Bioengineering MEng, MS, PhD
  • Engineering Sciences (Bioengineering) (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD
  • Bioengineering with a Medical Specialization MS
  • Bioengineering with a Specialization in Medical Device Engineering MEng
  • Bioengineering with a Specialization in Bioinformatics PhD
  • Bioengineering with a Specialization in Computational Neuroscience PhD
  • Bioengineering with a Specialization in Multiscale Biology PhD
  • Bioengineering with a Specialization in Quantitative Biology PhD

BIOINFORMATICS AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology PhD
  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology with a Specialization in Biomedical Informatics PhD
  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology with a Specialization in Quantitative Biology PhD

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

  • Biology MS,† PhD
  • Biology (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD
  • Biology with a Specialization in Anthropogeny PhD
  • Biology with a Specialization in Bioinformatics PhD
  • Biology with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD
  • Biology with a Specialization in Multiscale Biology PhD
  • Biology with a Specialization in Quantitative Biology PhD

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

  • Biomedical Sciences PhD
  • Biomedical Sciences with a Specialization in Anthropogeny PhD
  • Biomedical Sciences with a Specialization in Bioinformatics PhD
  • Biomedical Sciences with a Specialization in Multiscale Biology PhD
  • Biomedical Sciences with a Specialization in Quantitative Biology PhD

BIOSTATISTICS

  • Biostatistics MS
  • Biostatistics PhD

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

  • Chemistry MS, PhD
  • Chemistry (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD
  • Chemistry with a Specialization in Bioinformatics PhD
  • Chemistry with a Specialization in Computational Science PhD
  • Chemistry with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD
  • Chemistry with a Specialization in Multiscale Biology PhD
  • Chemistry with a Specialization in Quantitative Biology PhD

CLASSICS

  • Classics (Tri-Campus Program with UC Irvine and UC Riverside) PhD

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

  • Clinical Psychology (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD
  • Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Science (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD

CLINICAL RESEARCH

  • Clinical Research MAS

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

  • Cognitive Science PhD*
  • Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Anthropogeny PhD
  • Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Human-Centered Design PhD

COMMUNICATION

  • Communication PhD*
  • Communication (Science Studies) PhD
  • Communication and Cognitive Science PhD
  • Communication with a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies PhD

COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN LANGUAGE, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE

  • Comparative Studies in Language, Society, and Culture PhD

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, AND ENGINEERING

  • Computational Science, Mathematics, and Engineering MS

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

  • Computer Science MS, PhD
  • Computer Science with a Specialization in Human-Centered Design MS, PhD
  • Computer Science (Computer Engineering) MS, PhD
  • Computer Science (Computer Engineering) with a Specialization in Human-Centered Design PhD
  • Computer Science and Cognitive Science PhD
  • Computer Science with a Specialization in Bioinformatics PhD
  • Computer Science and Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing) MS
  • Computer Science and Engineering with a Specialization in Computational Science PhD
  • Data Science and Engineering MAS
  • Wireless Embedded Systems MAS

ECONOMICS

  • Economics PhD*
  • Economics with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD

EDUCATION STUDIES

  • Education MEd, PhD
  • Education with a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies PhD
  • Educational Leadership (Joint with California State University, San Marcos) EdD
  • Teaching and Learning (Curricular Design) MA
  • Teaching and Learning: Bilingual Education (ASL-English) MA

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing) MS
  • Electrical Engineering (Applied Electromagnetics) MS, PhD
  • Electrical Engineering (Applied Ocean Sciences) MS, PhD
  • Electrical Engineering (Applied Physics) MS, PhD
  • Electrical Engineering (Communication Theory and Systems) MS, PhD
  • Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering) MS, PhD
  • Electrical Engineering (Electronic Circuits and Systems) MS, PhD
  • Electrical Engineering (Intelligence Systems, Robotics, and Control) MS, PhD
  • Electrical Engineering (Machine Learning and Data Science) MS, PhD
  • Electrical Engineering (Medical Devices and Systems) MS, PhD
  • Electrical Engineering (Medical Imaging) MS, PhD
  • Electrical Engineering (Nanoscale Devices and Systems) MS, PhD
  • Electrical Engineering (Photonics) MS, PhD
  • Electrical Engineering (Signal and Image Processing) MS, PhD
  • Engineering Sciences (Electrical and Computer Engineering) (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD
  • Wireless Embedded Systems MAS

ETHNIC STUDIES

  • Ethnic Studies PhD*
  • Ethnic Studies with a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies PhD
  • Ethnic Studies with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD

GLOBAL HEALTH

  • Global Health, MA

GLOBAL POLICY AND STRATEGY, SCHOOL OF

  • Chinese Economic and Political Affairs MCEPA
  • International Affairs MAS, MIA
  • Public Policy MPP

HISTORY

  • History MA, PhD
  • History (Judaic Studies) MA
  • History (Science Studies) PhD
  • History with a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies PhD

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON SUBSTANCE USE

  • Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD

LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS

  • Language and Communicative Disorders (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

  • Latin American Studies MA
  • Latin American Studies (Cultural Studies) MA
  • Latin American Studies (Gender Studies) MA
  • Latin American Studies (History) MA
  • Latin American Studies (International Migration) MA
  • Latin American Studies (Sociology) MA

LEADERSHIP OF HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

  • Leadership of Healthcare Organizations MAS

LINGUISTICS

  • Linguistics PhD*
  • Linguistics and Cognitive Science PhD
  • Linguistics with a Specialization in Anthropogeny PhD

LITERATURE

  • Literature PhD*
  • Literature with a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies PhD
  • Writing MFA

MANAGEMENT, RADY SCHOOL OF

  • Business Administration MBA
  • Business Analytics MS
  • Management PhD
  • Management with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD
  • Finance MF
  • Professional Accountancy MPAc

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

  • Materials Science and Engineering MS, PhD
  • Materials Science and Engineering with a Specialization in Multiscale Biology PhD

MATHEMATICS

  • Mathematics MA, PhD
  • Mathematics (Applied) MA
  • Mathematics with a Specialization in Bioinformatics PhD
  • Mathematics with a Specialization in Computational Science PhD
  • Mathematics with a Specialization in Statistics PhD
  • Statistics MS

MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION

  • Mathematics and Science Education (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD

MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

  • Architecture-Based Enterprise Systems Engineering MAS
  • Engineering Sciences (Aerospace Engineering) MS, PhD
  • Engineering Sciences (Applied Mechanics) MS, PhD
  • Engineering Sciences (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD
  • Engineering Sciences (Applied Ocean Science) MS, PhD
  • Engineering Sciences (Engineering Physics) MS, PhD
  • Engineering Sciences (Mechanical Engineering) MS, PhD
  • Engineering Sciences with a Specialization in Computational Science PhD
  • Engineering Sciences with a Specialization in Multiscale Biology PhD
  • Medical Devices Engineering MAS

MUSIC

  • Contemporary Music Performance DMA
  • Music PhD*
  • Music with a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies PhD

NANOENGINEERING

  • Chemical Engineering MS, PhD
  • Chemical Engineering with a Specialization in Multiscale Biology PhD
  • NanoEngineering MS, PhD
  • NanoEngineering with a Specialization in Multiscale Biology PhD

NEUROSCIENCES

  • Neurosciences PhD*
  • Neurosciences and Cognitive Science PhD
  • Neurosciences with a Specialization in Anthropogeny PhD
  • Neurosciences with a Specialization in Computational Neuroscience PhD*
  • Neurosciences with a Specialization in Multiscale Biology PhD

OCEANOGRAPHY, SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF

  • Climate Science and Policy MAS
  • Earth Sciences MS, PhD
  • Earth Sciences with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD
  • Geophysics (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD
  • Marine Biodiversity and Conservation MAS
  • Marine Biology MS, PhD
  • Marine Biology with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD
  • Oceanography MS, PhD
  • Oceanography with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD

PHARMACY, SKAGGS SCHOOL OF

  • Drug Development and Product Management MS

PHILOSOPHY

  • Philosophy PhD*
  • Philosophy (Science Studies) PhD
  • Philosophy and Cognitive Science PhD
  • Philosophy with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD

PHYSICS

  • Physics MS, PhD
  • Physics (Biophysics) PhD
  • Physics with a Specialization in Bioinformatics PhD
  • Physics with a Specialization in Computational Neuroscience PhD
  • Physics with a Specialization in Computational Science PhD
  • Physics with a Specialization in Materials Physics MS
  • Physics with a Specialization in Multiscale Biology PhD
  • Physics with a Specialization in Quantitative Biology PhD

POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • Political Science PhD*
  • Political Science and International Affairs PhD
  • Political Science with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD
  • Political Science and International Affairs with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD

PSYCHOLOGY

  • Experimental Psychology PhD*
  • Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science PhD
  • Experimental Psychology with a Specialization in Anthropogeny PhD
  • Experimental Psychology with a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies PhD

PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Public Health (Epidemiology) (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD
  • Public Health (Epidemiology) with a Specialization in Human-Centered Design PhD
  • Public Health (Global Health) (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD
  • Public Health (Global Health) with a Specialization in Human-Centered Design PhD
  • Public Health (Health Behavior) (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD
  • Public Health (Health Behavior) with a Specialization in Human-Centered Design PhD
  • Public Health MPH
  • Public Health with a Specialization in Human-Centered Design MPH

SOCIOLOGY

  • Sociology PhD*
  • Sociology (Science Studies) PhD
  • Sociology and Cognitive Science PhD
  • Sociology with a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies PhD
  • Sociology with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

  • Geotechnical Engineering MS
  • Structural Engineering MS, PhD
  • Engineering Sciences (Structural Engineering) (Joint with San Diego State University) PhD
  • Structural Engineering with a Specialization in Structural Health Monitoring and Non-Destructive Evaluation MS
  • Structural Engineering with a Specialization in Computational Science PhD

THEATRE AND DANCE

  • Drama and Theatre (Joint Program with UC Irvine) PhD
  • Theatre and Drama with a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies PhD
  • Theatre and Dance (Acting) MFA
  • Theatre and Dance (Dance Theatre) MFA
  • Theatre and Dance (Design) MFA
  • Theatre and Dance (Directing) MFA
  • Theatre and Dance (Playwriting) MFA
  • Theatre and Dance (Stage Management) MFA

VISUAL ARTS

  • Art History, Theory and Criticism PhD*
  • Art History, Theory and Criticism with a Concentration in Art Practice PhD
  • Art History, Theory and Criticism with a Specialization in Anthropogeny PhD
  • Art History, Theory and Criticism with a Concentration in Art Practice and a Specialization in Anthropogeny PhD
  • Art History, Theory and Criticism with a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies PhD
  • Art History, Theory and Criticism with a Concentration in Art Practice and a Specialization in Critical Gender Studies PhD
  • Art History, Theory and Criticism with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD
  • Art History, Theory and Criticism with a Concentration in Art Practice and a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research PhD
  • Visual Arts MFA

*The master’s degree may be awarded to students pursuing work toward the PhD after fulfillment of the appropriate requirements. See appropriate section of catalog.

†UC San Diego undergraduates in the junior or senior year may apply to their respective departments for admission to the integrated BS/MS degree program. A similar program is available to UC San Diego undergraduates in several of the engineering and science specialties. Consult department personnel and/or catalog departmental listing for complete information.

‡Pending approval.

Students who have completed some graduate study at UC San Diego and have been admitted to a doctoral program may apply to several interdisciplinary programs. See appropriate section of the General Catalog.