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Tashiana Osborne, Ph.D. student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Jahmese Fort, Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication

Grad Students Show Lawmakers
Value of UC Research

How can California better prepare for droughts and floods? Tashiana Osborne, a graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is studying atmospheric rivers--the primary source of rainfall in the region. These ribbons of water in the atmosphere make the difference between a prolonged dry spell and an unusually wet winter.

"Being able to predict when and where these storms will land, and with what intensity, will support California in managing its water resources and preparing for extreme weather events," she said. Read more.

Meet Our 2016-2017 Dissertation Year Fellows

UC San Diego has awarded five Presidential Dissertation Year Fellowships to graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in various fields. The University of California system-wide fellowship provides a $22,000 stipend and $500 research and travel allowance to support students in the final stages of doctoral work. One of the UC's fellowship programs for diversity, the Dissertation Year Fellowships recognize outstanding students who demonstrate a strong potential for university teaching and research.

Additionally, each year UC San Diego awards one doctoral student the Fletcher Jones Fellowship, a program supported by the Fletcher Jones Foundation of Los Angeles. The fellowship provides students with a $25,000 stipend to ease their financial burden and allow them to devote more time to their final year of doctoral study.

Read about the 2016-2017 fellowship recipients here.

Grad Students Look Beyond the
Ivy Walls of Academia

The University of California is expanding its efforts to support Ph.D. students in exploring non-academic careers and to connect the wealth of talent emerging from the university's graduate programs with California industry's needs.  At UC San Diego, GrAdvantage offers an opportunity for students to build skills such as communication, teamwork and project management while connecting with doctoral alumni who have made the leap from academia to industry. Read more.

Graduate Students of Color
Weekly Forum

These weekly meetings are held every Monday through June 5 from noon to 1:00 PM (Grad Lounge, Old Student Center). Facilitated by CAPS and the Graduate Division, these meetings cover various topics, including managing stress, communication with faculty advisors, family responsibilities, and more. Contact Elisa Maldonado at emmaldonado@ucsd.edu or 858-822-3536, or Niyatee Sukumaran at 858-534-3456 with any questions.


Graduate Student Writing Retreats at Teaching + Learning Commons

The Writing + Critical Expression Hub will again host graduate writing retreats this quarter. These retreats offer graduate students focused writing time, supportive peers, mini-workshops, and snacks! Visit the Graduate Student section of the events page for dates and to RSVP. Click here for retreat flier.

Graduate Division Commencement

Saturday, June 17: 3:30 PM, RIMAC Arena

Please join Dean Kit Pogliano to celebrate graduate student commencement. All doctoral and MFA candidates will be hooded by their faculty advisor or departmental faculty representative. Click here for more information. 
Congratulations to the top three finishers in this year's Grad SLAM, held on April 5, 2017

1st place: Geoff Hollett (middle), materials science and engineering
2nd place: Jonathan Trueblood (right), chemistry and biochemistry
3rd place: Erin Smolak (left), language and communicative disorders

Click here to read more about the event. 
Congratulations to the 2017 inductees into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society: (back row) Dae Kang, Daniel Klein, Daniella Gagliuffi, Mojegan Azadi; (front row) Tavina Offut, Dianne Pater, Melissa Galagan Han, Jason Dorwart, Jessica Blanton, Elisa Maldonado (Graduate Division staff)
On April 7, 2017, 11 UC San Diego graduate students were inducted into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The induction ceremony took place at the 14th Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education at the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Graduate Division staff member, Elisa Maldonado, accompanied the scholars. Read more.

1,884 DEGREES AWARDED IN 2015-2016  

Degrees awarded increased 13% from last year's 1,670. Master's degrees awarded in ECE and SE increased by more than 50% (from 97 to 147 and 46 to 70 respectively).  


Audiology, Linguistics, Neurosciences, Philosophy, and Theatre and Dance have a perfect initial placement rate for graduates within one year of doctoral degree completion.


2nd: Neurosciences
3rd: Bioengineering
9th: Political Science

Spring 2017


Last day to file for a Spring degree is Friday, June 15

Click here for otherSpring quarter deadlines.


Alfredo Alegria 

joined the Academic Affairs unit in March as the Institutional Research Analyst. He received his master's degree from CSU Long Beach and has experience there preparing data reports, survey presentations, and collaborating with campus officials. Alfredo can be reached at 858-246-2089 or a3alegria@ucsd.edu


Graduate Division Staff Profile


Susan Van Duren is one of the academic master's advisers in the Academic Affairs unit. She has worked at UC San Diego since 2003, first with Biological Sciences and then began at the Graduate Division in 2006. Susan says that working as a Graduate Academic Adviser is my favorite and [the] most satisfying job I have ever held!"

She says, "I love painting with water colors, working on my patio decor, lots of DIY projects. I love walking, swimming, day hikes, bike rides, antiquing and reading Philippa Gregory books. The Lady of the River is my favorite.The characters and scenes come to life so vividly; you think you are there in the scene." Click here to read more about Susan.

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