Graduate School Programs

West Coast Universities


UCLA offers graduate degrees in nearly 150 departments, ranging from an extensive selection of business and medical programs to degrees in 40 different languages. Instructed by a faculty of Nobel Prize winners, Field Medal recipients and Fulbright scholars, the graduate programs at UCLA are some of the most esteemed in the world. In fact, all of the graduate schools— as well as 40 of the doctoral programs—consistently rank in the top 10.

UC San Diego

The Graduate Division is the central resource for all matters related to graduate education at UC San Diego. Our team is there at every step in a graduate student’s career, helping students navigate their path from admission to graduation and beyond. Working behind-the-scenes and in collaboration with faculty, staff and students, the Graduate Division guides today’s scholars on their upward trajectory to becoming tomorrow’s leaders.

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona (UA) is the flagship institution in the State of Arizona and is widely recognized as one of the top twenty academic institutions in the country. It offers extensive opportunities to pursue graduate degrees in more than one hundred different fields. Located in the breathtaking Sonoran desert of southern Arizona and within an international border region, UA attracts first rate faculty members and the highest quality graduate students and is widely recognized for its contributions to cutting edge research in numerous fields.

Mid-West Universities

University of Michigan

Over 8,300 students are enrolled in Rackham degree programs taught and advised by faculty in graduate programs situated within 18 of the 19 schools and colleges across the Ann Arbor campus. Another 7,000 students are enrolled in graduate and professional degree programs administered separately by individual schools and colleges at U-M. Rackham Programs of Study include doctoral, master’s, dual degree, and certificate programs. Data on master’s and doctoral graduate programs are available through the Program Statistics site.

Purdue University

Purdue University administers its largest and most comprehensive campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, home to the Purdue University Graduate School. The Graduate School oversees more than 80 graduate programs at the West Lafayette campus, including exciting interdisciplinary graduate programs and a variety of certificate programs. Browse the programs below to see which one best fits your interest!

Washington University

The Graduate School awards all of the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at Washington University in St. Louis, and works closely with the Olin Business School, the School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the Brown School of Social Work in supervising doctoral students in the Ph.D. programs located in these Schools. Currently there are more than 1800 students enrolled in over 50 programs leading to the Ph.D. and in 19 programs leading to various master’s degrees.

Southern Universities

University of Texas Southwestern

UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences provides students with unprecedented opportunities to interact with internationally recognized faculty members, use state-of-the-art equipment in advanced labs, and participate in the discovery and transmission of knowledge to solve complex health challenges. UT Southwestern graduate students work with internationally recognized research leaders who are making groundbreaking discoveries in answering the fundamental questions about human life. From discovering how cells regulate cholesterol to solving the molecular structure of the complex that turns light into chemical energy, graduate faculty are making discoveries through diverse research initiatives.

East Coast Universities

University of Massachusetts Boston

The PhD program in Developmental and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston is focused on understanding cognition, perception, and behavior when underlying neural and hormonal mechanisms are developing. It is an intensive, developmentally-focused, research-based program using both human and animal models. Core faculty engage in research ranging from cognitive development and psychophysics to neuroendocrinology and behavioral genetics. Students may follow a Cognitive Neuroscience specialization investigating functional changes in perceptual and cognitive abilities or a Behavioral Neuroscience specialization investigating neural and hormonal correlates of behavior. All DBS students receive rigorous core training in methods (dry and wet lab skills, advanced statistical methods, computational tools like MATLAB) and work in labs using multiple levels of investigation including psychophysical and neuropsychological evaluation, functional brain imaging (NIRS, ERP), and neuropharmacological, molecular/cellular, and genetic/epigenetic methods.

Harvard University

Graduate students are at the heart of Harvard’s excellence in research and education. You work in our world-renowned research centers, scholarly collections, and museums. You bridge outstanding undergraduates and world-class faculty, helping to attract both to Harvard. You invigorate scholarship by bringing fresh ideas that reshape the future of our world.

Princeton University

Princeton University offers advanced degrees spanning the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. The Graduate School focuses on and sustains excellence in doctoral education across all these disciplines and emphasizes original and independent scholarship. We also offer a limited number of highly selective master's degree programs in the fields of architecture, engineering, finance, public affairs, and public policy, in order to prepare candidates for careers in public life and professional practice.

University of Maryland

As a premier research and land grant institution, the University of Maryland houses more than 230 graduate programs, enrolls nearly 11,000 graduate students, and confers approximately 2,800 degrees annually. The Graduate School takes pride in leading this effort and in collaborating with the colleges and schools of the university to provide our students with an outstanding educational experience. Explore this section to learn more about our outstanding doctoral and master’s programs, as well as our stellar graduate certificate programs.