Don’t Miss UCSF Grad Slam 2023!
On April 4, 10 PhD student finalists will share their research in 3-minute talks we can all understand.
Explore Wellness on April 11
Keystone address for all and workshop sessions for grad students & postdocs.
Celebrate Mentoring!
Congrats to the 2023 recipients of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring for Grad Students and Postdocs.
Celebrating Student JEDI Leadership
Students in the GRAD 210 JEDI Academic Leadership course shared their projects at a community symposium.
Meet the UCSF Curci Scholars
A new scholarship for women and international scholars, funded by the Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation.
Practice Solidarity
We've compiled anti-racism tools and resources to build awareness and help you take action, as well as wellness resources for BIPOC.

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.

Read more about what we do


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.

Coming back to campus? Know what to do before you return. Check out the Return to Campus Toolkit for Students, and visit the Student Health website for updates on COVID-19 care, testing, and vaccination requirements for students.