Mission, Vision and Core Values
Graduate Studies cultivates the best learning experiences for graduate and postdoctoral scholars at UC Davis.
To build a globally recognized, collaborative and interdisciplinary environment where scholars pioneer discoveries.
We strive to achieve our mission and vision through the following strategic actions:
- Foster an environment of academic excellence
- Create a vibrant and inclusive community that values open communication and interaction
- Increase sustainable sources of support
- Facilitate the holistic development of individuals
In addition to affirming the UC Davis Principles of Community, Graduate Studies staff members carry out their mission with these core values in mind:
Graduate Education at UC Davis
Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes 99 graduate and professional degree programs and a diverse student body from around the world. Known for our state-of-the-art research facilities, productive laboratories and progressive spirit – UC Davis offers collaborative and interdisciplinary curricula through graduate groups and designated emphasis options – bringing students and faculty of different academic disciplines together to address real-world challenges.
UC Davis master’s and doctoral graduates become leaders in their fields – researchers, teachers, politicians, mentors and entrepreneurs. Graduates go on to guide, define and impact change within our global community.