Resources for Applying to Graduate School

How to Apply to Graduate or Professional School

This page provides resources and general guidance to Cal State LA students exploring graduate and professional school pathways.

Students are encouraged to schedule appointments with faculty mentors and faculty advisors with any discipline-specific questions.


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UCI's Summer Research Program

The UCI SURF program offers undergraduate and master’s diversity students an opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects and provides an intense course of graduate preparation workshops. The program, which is designed for students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree and enter academic careers, provides the tools needed to facilitate application, admission, and enrollment to graduate school. Open to virtually all academic fields at UC Irvine, e.g., arts, humanities, social sciences, social ecology, biological sciences, engineering, education, computer sciences and physical sciences. Scholars participate in a graduate preparation component to provide special training in areas critical to academic success. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or AB540. Selected participants receive on-campus housing, a GRE prep course, and a $4,000 stipend.

Apply by February 8