UC San Francisco Graduate Division

The Graduate Division serves as the institutional home for graduate education and postdoctoral scholarship at UCSF, advocates for graduate students and postdocs, and promotes excellence in all graduate and postdoctoral training programs.


One of the nation's leading universities, UC San Francisco has a unique mission to advance health worldwide. At the core of that mission, the Graduate Division has a singular focus on providing outstanding education and training in basic and translational, social and populational, and clinical sciences. This focus drives broad collaboration across all disciplines at UCSF and accelerates and intensifies research throughout our top-ranked graduate programs.

Graduate Division programs are housed within all four professional schools and Global Health Sciences at UCSF. The programs are almost all inter-disciplinary, creating a dynamic and synergistic atmosphere for research. Our award-winning faculty members deliver engaging courses and provide personalized mentorship for every student.

UCSF is a key contributor to the Bay Area's well deserved reputation as a hub of innovation, technology, and progressive influence. Our graduate students, postdocs, and faculty can take advantage of year-round opportunities to learn from and engage with leaders and ground-breakers in the community.

Read more about our graduate programs.