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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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To the moon! Jason Speyer’s contributions to the Apollo missions’ navigation system were critical to their success.
On the week marking the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, the distinguished professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering reflects on his early career and influences during the Space Age.
Process could be useful for applications in manufacturing and architecture
UCLA mechanical engineers and materials scientists have developed a process that uses nanoparticles to strengthen the atomic structure of glass. The result is a product that’s at least five times tougher than any glass currently available.
Q&A with Jonathan Stewart about what his team learned in the aftermath of the Ridgecrest quakes
A day after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on July 4 rattled Southern California, a small team of earthquake engineers and scientists was already near its epicenter, in Ridgecrest, Calif., gathering time-sensitive data.
UCLA-developed terahertz sensors work at room temperature, unlike current technology that needs extreme cold
Researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have developed an ultra-sensitive light-detecting system that could enable astronomers to view galaxies, stars and planetary systems in superb detail.
Elisa Franco, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received a $711,000 research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue developing DNA-based synthetic molecules.
Yvonne Chen, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received a $1.25 million grant from the Cancer Research Institute to support her studies of immunotherapies for cancer.