PhD Admissions


The PhD Program is a minimum three-year course of study, requiring registration for approximately 12 quarters, although the total amount of time will depend on a particular student’s program and rate of progression. Currently, fees for 2016-2017 are $17,310 for California residents and $32,412 for non-residents, and are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the Office of the Registrar for further details.

Fees do not cover books or software.

Selected students will be eligible for support with a stipend, which will vary with need and the number of students accepted in year one. The amount of this stipend will be determined as part of the admissions process. Students are strongly encouraged to seek independent funding by contacting UCSF faculty in their areas of interest. An additional offset of fees will be available in the scholar's second year in the program depending upon the scope and magnitude of his/her contribution as an instructional assistant.


Selected applicants will be interviewed by the admissions committee or its designate.