Skip to main content

Our Impact

Indelible Impact

Graduate students and alumni transform our region for the better in ways both seen and unseen. Learn about the impact these inspiring individuals are creating.

watch now

Eight small images of UC San Diego graduate alumni and students.

Our Changemakers

Graduate students and alumni are anything but ordinary--  they conduct research, mentor undergraduates, become industry experts, and go on to discover novel approaches, patent new technologies, and change the world.

Read Their Stories

Share Your Story

Tell us your graduate education impact story so we can learn how you create change in your community.

Tell us now

Our Priorities

UC San Diego began with a inaugural class of 107 graduate students. In just 60 years, we've grown into a world-class institution with nearly 9,000 graduate and professional students spanning 127 programs.


Chancellor's Challenge

In Spring 2021, Chancellor Khosla announced new gifts to graduate fellowships will be matched 1:2 to increase access for the next generation of changemakers.

Learn more

Chancellor' Khosla surrounded by UC San Diego students, hands raised in celebration.

Make an Impact

We are grateful to the many generous donors who choose to support graduate education at UC San Diego and we invite you to join us.

give today

Apply Now

We offer a wide variety of academic and professional graduate degree programs and we welcome talented prospective students from across the nation and around the world to apply for admission.

begin your application

Our Foundation

Unlike other institutions, UC San Diego was established through cutting-edge graduate teaching and research from the beginning, so we could attract the very best scholars. And they came.

Watch Now