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Founded in 1965, the University of California, Irvine is a major research university set in a prime southern California coastal region. Situated in Irvine, the safest city in the US, UCI is the youngest member of the Association of American Universities, the 61 premier research institutions in North America. Identified by Times Higher Education as first in the U.S. and fourth in the world among the best universities under fifty years old, UCI also ranks 34th nationally in the number of doctoral degrees conferred each year. 

The UCI Graduate Division provides leadership on all graduate education matters, working with scholars from all over the world to engage in study, teaching, and research in the pursuit of a master's or Ph.D. degree or of postdoctoral training. We promote academic integrity and greater understanding by supplying information, guidance, and support to the campus community and beyond. Our aim is to enhance the educational experience by engaging and leading on all matters related to graduate student life: academic progress and advocacy, fellowships, funding and financial support, diversity, employment and professional development.

Recognized as one of the most dynamic campuses in the UC system, UCI combines a steadfast commitment to rigorous academics with cutting-edge research.  With over 100 graduate programs, we are a thriving generator of innovation and discovery.  Graduate and postdoctoral scholars at UCI are equipped with the tools of analysis, expression, and cultural understanding necessary for leadership in today’s world. We welcome you to a community of individuals from a broad range of backgrounds, all in pursuit of making a meaningful difference in the world we share.