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.

Graduate admissions tools and information can be found here:

http://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/prospective/graduate.html

News

Large Droplet-Sorting Now Possible at High Speeds

Large Droplet-Sorting Now Possible at High Speeds

Bioengineers from UCLA and University of Tokyo have significantly increased the speed at which large liquid droplets, potentially containing individual live cells, can be sorted intact and in bulk.

Team to develop breathalyzer-like diagnostic test for COVID-19

Team to develop breathalyzer-like diagnostic test for COVID-19

A research team led by Pirouz Kavehpour, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, is developing an inexpensive and fast breathalyzer-like diagnostic tool to test for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

UCLA Alum’s App at the Forefront of Telemedicine

UCLA Alum’s App at the Forefront of Telemedicine

After experiencing a longer-than-expected wait time for a physician to see their two toddlers, alum Nick Desai and his wife, Dr. Renee Dua, decided to found Heal, a mobile-app company that provides medical house calls by doctors.

Dean’s Message to Class of 2020

Dean’s Message to Class of 2020

There are few milestones in life as momentous as a college commencement that celebrates your hard work and achievements. I am well aware of the rigor and diligence required to earn a degree in engineering at UCLA, especially for the graduating class this year.

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