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About UC Davis Graduate Studies

Egghead sculptures in front of Mrak Hall, home of UC Davis Graduate Studies

Mission, Vision and Core Values

Mission Statement

Graduate Studies cultivates the best learning experiences for graduate and postdoctoral scholars at UC Davis.  

Vision Statement

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:    

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Wellness

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.