Students relax in the shade of a large tree by Lake Spafford in the Arboretum as ducks swim in the lake.  The spring weather is warm for students to study on the grass.


Congratulations on taking the big step of exploring graduate school. 

At UC Davis, we offer more than 100 academic graduate degrees and serve more than 6,000 graduate students. UC Davis’ four academic colleges and six professional schools invest in educating the next generation of leaders as much as they invest in cutting-edge research. 

UC Davis faculty and graduate programs attract highly qualified U.S. and international students from diverse, educational, social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This global mix brings depth and richness to the character of our university. 

Explore our programs and campus to learn more about the UC Davis graduate studies experience. 

Explore Faculty Research Interests 

Finding faculty whose research interests match your own is an important part of the graduate school exploration process. Most graduate program websites will have information on faculty, including their interests, biographies, and special projects they're a part of. Select your graduate program, then click on "Visit the Program" and search for their faulty to get started. 


Interdisciplinary Graduate Groups

More than half of UC Davis graduate programs fall within our interdisciplinary graduate groups. Graduate groups allow students to collaborate on research across programs and engage with faculty from across the university. 

See what makes UC Davis graduate groups unique. 

Learn More About Graduate Groups


Graduate Preparation Programs

UC Davis is home to a number of graduate preparation programs that offer an opportunity for undergraduate students to dive deeper into their academic passions while gaining the skills and support necessary to succeed in graduate school.

Learn About Graduate Preparation Programs