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PhD Timeline and Milestones There is no specific length of time associated with earning a PhD. Across disciplines and campuses, the average amount of time to earn the degree is between four and five years, although individual time varies widely.
The UC Davis School of Education is transforming education through preparation of the best education leaders, researchers, and teachers in the country. We are committed to eliminating inequities in schooling and creating learning opportunities for diverse learners using the power of knowledge and the promise of education.
Our programs support the professional development needs of teachers, counselors, specialists and school leaders in the education community. All academic courses are reviewed and approved by the appropriate UC Davis school or college—your assurance of quality content and pedagogy. New programs are always under development, so please check back with us frequently.
Ranked among the top graduate schools in 2014 for biological sciences, eight graduate programs in biology-related disciplines at UC Davis are managed by interdisciplinary graduate groups through the College of Biological Sciences. These advanced programs will prepare you for a successful career in life sciences research.
Graduate Education at UC Davis At UC Davis, we are more than just a university. We are a community addressing the world’s most pressing needs. We value interdisciplinary collaboration in our pursuit of knowledge and in our problem solving.
The School's one-year MA in Education, focusing on Educational Assessment and Measurement, provides students with the unique opportunity to (1) build their capacity to develop and use educational assessments, including measures of academic achievement, affect and behavior; (2) deepen their substantive knowledge of issues in educational measurement; and (3) apply and interpret.
The UC Davis Department of Philosophy's Graduate Program has a largely analytic orientation, a proud legacy of scholarly distinctions, and a strong graduate placement record. Graduate Program The UC Davis Department of Philosophy administers a small, collegial and supportive graduate program with a largely analytic orientation.
Biophysics offers a graduate education program that focuses on the interface of biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics, and explores the physical laws governing the properties and interaction of biomolecules and cells. The program’s faculty members have diverse research interests, which include structural biology, membrane dynamics, ion transport, electron.
Graduate Studies is home to a number of programs designed to prepare educationally or economically disadvantaged undergraduate students for success in graduate education. These programs include the McNair Scholars Program, the Guardian Professions Program and UC LEADS.
The UC Davis Department of Physics provides a dynamic and diverse environment for the training of graduate students. With our three core research areas of condensed matter, high energy physics, and cosmology and smaller programs in nuclear physics, high energy astrophysics, computational science and physics education, the opportunities for the motivated student are almost endless.
A graduate research training program supported by the NIH for veterinarians seeking to complete a PhD for careers in biomedical research. The program is to facilitate broad training in various aspects of comparative medicine and supports DVM’s conducting research in various Schools across UC Davis, including the School of Medicine.
The EGG offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Energy Systems. Students take relevant coursework from across the UC Davis campus and conduct interdisciplinary research to address pressing environmental, economic, policy, and social challenges related to energy production and consumption facing California, the U.S., and the world.
The Graduate Group in Public Health Sciences was established in 2017 and is one of nearly 100 Graduate Groups at UC Davis. It offers MPH and PhD degrees, and includes approximately 50 faculty members from across schools and departments who teach courses and mentor students.
UC Davis Graduate Studies Supporting Your Success, From Start to Finish UC Davis Graduate Studies supports graduate students with academic advisement from faculty and staff advisors as well as financial support through fellowships, student employment, supplemental tuition programs and more.For Professor Marcela Cuellar, examining the transformative power of education has been a lifelong passion.“My parents moved to Oxnard, a coastal California town, in the late 1970s to work in the strawberry fields,” said Cuellar. “As the youngest of six children, in addition to Spanish, I learned English from my siblings and had a different trajectory because of it.The school offers the Health Professions Educator Graduate Academic Certificate Program to enrolled Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership students.