Congrats, grads!
The Graduate Division celebrated the Class of 2023 at the Herbst Theatre on May 19.
Grad Slam 2023 is a Wrap!
Congratulations to the three prize winners and all the finalists for an incredible showing.
June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
Find out how to learn, particate, and celebrate!

The Graduate Division

The Graduate Division is the home of graduate education and postdoctoral training at UCSF. We offer 20 PhD programs in basic, translational, and social/population sciences; 12 master's degree programs; and two professional doctorates. Over 1,000 postdoctoral scholars add to the robust research community on campus.

Graduate Division programs are housed within all four of the 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 and postdoc.

UCSF is among the top universities of its kind in the world and 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 take advantage of year-round opportunities to learn from and engage with leaders and ground-breakers in the community and in the region.

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Childcare: With the ratification of the union contract, represented graduate students are now eligible to be reimbursed for dependent childcare expenses up to $1,350 per fiscal quarter. For childcare expenses incurred during the period of January 1 to March 31, 2023, the deadline to submit a reimbursement request is April 30, 2023. Please contact the Graduate Division for more information at [email protected] before April 30.

Labor contracts information: We have compiled FAQs for implementation of new labor contracts for GSRs, ASEs, and Postdocs.

Are you a new PhD student? Visit our welcome page with information on PhD orientations and some key resources and reminders to help you settle in and get started at UCSF.