Take the next step, with confidence.
UCLA Samueli places you at the forefront of technological innovation, at one of the most respected research universities in the world. Under the guidance of a distinguished faculty member, graduate students are encouraged to think of bold new ideas, collaborate across disciplines, investigate complex problems, and develop creative solutions.
UCLA Awards & Honors
Founded in 1919 as the southern branch of the University of California, UCLA awarded its ﬁrst graduate degree fourteen years later to Helen Cecilia Benner. Since then, graduate studies at UCLA has blossomed into 121 degree programs—fertile ground for winners of everything from National Medals of Science to Pulitzer Prizes.
- 13 Nobel Laureates
- 10 Rhodes Scholars
- 12 MacArthur Fellows
- 10 National Medal of Science Winners
- 3 Pulitzer Prize Winners
- A Fields Medalist
- And hundreds of recipients of Guggenheim, Sloan and Fulbright-Hays fellowships and other leading grants and awards.
An affordable education—with over $1 billion in research funding
In addition to your department’s ﬁnancial support, incoming and continuing graduate students to ﬁnd funding for your research projects and your education.
- UCLA offers the most affordable graduate tuition across US News & World Report’s top 25 ranked National Universities of 2017: $16,818 /yr CA-resident.
- And the 4th least expensive graduate tuition for out-of-state students: $31,920 /yr non-resident.
- Among National Universities, UCLA received the highest score for economic diversity.
- $1 Billion in competitively awarded research grants and contracts in a single year.
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In 1973, UCLA computer science professor Jacques Vidal published a landmark paper, “Toward direct brain-computer communication” that both coined the term “brain-computer interface” and set the foundation for an emerging field.
UCLA computer scientists and their collaborators have devised a plan for the use of cloud computing and big data analysis to allow scientists in developing countries to jumpstart bioinformatics research programs.
Inspired by how dew drops form on spider webs, UCLA engineers and mathematicians have designed a unique and effective water vapor capture system that could be used to produce clean, fresh water, or to recycle industrial water that would otherwise be wasted.
Last year, we asked newly admitted freshmen why they selected UCLA Samueli. A year later, after their fall and winter quarters, we followed up on what they thought of their first year as Bruin engineers.
After being impacted by suicide in his senior year of high school, Sahen Rai, a first-year computer science student, is using his newly learned skills to put numbers to feelings.
The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has received a gift of $5 million from alumna Stacey Nicholas to create a permanent funding source for a program to support women in engineering.