Graduate School & Alternatives

Video: USC School of Social Work

About 30% of UCSB undergraduates enroll in graduate school within a year of earning their bachelor’s degree, and another 10% enroll at some time later. Many of those students tell us that they pursue an advanced degree in order to be eligible for specific occupations.

Whether a student is planning to earn a graduate degree in law, medicine, social work, botany, or pharmacology, Career Services can help. In addition to individual appointments and quarterly workshops covering the basics of applying to graduate school, each Fall quarter we offer Graduate and Professional School Week. This week features numerous application workshops for specialty graduate programs (such as MBA, medicine, law), strategy sessions for various admissions exams, tips for writing statements of purpose, and panels of admissions officers. These are all scheduled around Graduate and Professional School Day which brings scores of graduate and professional program admissions officers to campus to talk with students about advanced degrees.

Please peruse our pages in this section to learn more about how Career Services can help you identify, apply, and get accepted into the graduate program of your choice.


Inside Higher Ed's GradHacker blog had this grad school insight to offer on August 19, 2014...