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General Program Questions

How many students join the program each year?

35-40 students join the program each year, on average.

Which quarter do new students start the program?

New students start the program in Fall quarter only.

Can I start the program a different quarter than Fall?

No, you can only start the program in Fall quarter.

Can I get data on admissions, enrollment, time to degree, placement after graduation, etc.?

Yes, you can get data on admissions, enrollment, time to degree, placement after graduation, etc. at the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs' (GEPA) page on UC San Diego Grad Data.

Can I get data on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and EDI accountability?

Yes, you can get data on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and EDI accountability at the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion's Graduate Diversity Dashboard.

When will offers of admission be sent?

Offers of admission are typically sent before the end of February. All applicants will be notified of decisions no later than March 15th.

What is the latest I may find out about whether I am admitted to the program or not?

All applicants will be notified of decisions no later than March 15th.