About Graduate Studies

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies promotes and advances graduate education at the University of California through strategic planning, analysis, outreach and coordination. We collaborate and coordinate with graduate and professional school leadership throughout the system and with staff at each campus and within the Office of the President.  Graduate Studies works particularly close with the Council of Graduate Deans to facilitate and plan initiatives and programs across the University of California system. These efforts seek to:

  • Promote greater awareness of UC graduate education – quality, opportunities and benefits
  • Highlight the impact of UC graduate research
  • Develop graduate research and preparation opportunities
  • Facilitate graduate student financial support efforts and analyses and advocate on behalf of this critical area
  • Increase the diversity of graduate student and postdoctoral scholar populations at UC
  • Promote or coordinate policy, planning and analyses of a wide range of graduate education issues in support of maintaining or enhancing the outstanding graduate education enterprise of UC