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Admissions Requirements

What You Need to Apply

As a prospective UC San Diego graduate student, you will need to upload academic records/transcripts and a statement of purpose. Prospective students will also need to provide contact information of recommenders.  Some programs may require GRE examination scores. Prospective students should check program-specific requirements hereOfficial transcripts are not required until you are offered admission by UC San Diego.

Successful applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an accredited institution in the United States or from a recognized university-level academic institution abroad and at least a B average (3.0 GPA) or its equivalent by the time they enroll. Some exceptional applicants with lower GPAs may be recommended for admission.

Contact your department of interest for more information. Application requirements may vary by department.

Examination Requirements

Graduate applicants may be required to submit GRE scores for some departments. Some programs require additional tests or other alternatives.

Examination Requirements

Records & Transcripts

For application review purposes, we require copies of transcripts for all institutions attended after high school graduation.

Records & Transcripts

International Students

Are you an international student? Find information specifically regarding international admissions, such as English language proficiency and exam requirements here.

International Student Requirements