University of California - Santa Barbara - Master's Degree

A leading center for teaching and research, spread across 1,000+ acres of California coast—truly a learning and living environment like no other!

  • Average Tuition USD 55,219
  • Acceptance Rate 36%
  • Students 23,051
  • International Students 19.4%
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

UCSB is one of America's Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the United States. The university is a comprehensive doctoral university and is organized into five colleges and schools offering 87 undergraduate degrees and 55 graduate degrees. UCSB was ranked 37th among "National Universities", 8th among U.S. public universities and 28th among Best Global Universities by U.S. News & World Report 's 2016 rankings.

Master Programs

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Applied Mathematics

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Applied Mathematical Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the application of mathematics and statistics to solve functional problems in fields like engineering and the applied sciences. The program offers courses that focus on dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, statistical methods, asymptotic methods, and optimization theory.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Art

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Classics

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Communication

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Computer Engineering

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Economics

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Education

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    English

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    History

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Physics

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Psychology

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Sociology

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States

    Statistics

    USD 51,292 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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Rankings

  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 132
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 48
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 30
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 85
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 46
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 52

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
  • Minimum SAT 560
  • Average SAT Score 1850

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    Established in 1944

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    The university (itself termed a campus of the University of California) is divided into two physical campuses, a West Campus and East Campus. The vast majority of university facilities, including all lecture halls and laboratories, are in the East Campus.

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          • M
            1972-1976, B.A.

            When I was a freshman CCS Physics major Richard Feynman came to give a lecture to about 12 CCS physics students and faculty. Hearing him speak and going to a BBQ later to hang out was an unforgettable experience. I ended up at Berkeley as a grad and met more inspirational physicists! But the basis of it was the freedom at CCS to pursue what I really wanted to without being held back.

          • M
            1999-2003, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            There is something special about the beaches of Santa Barbara, the coastal campus, and the culture at UCSB. Learning is encouraged through logic, reasoning and research, and enrichment bleeds into all aspects of student life. I greatly valued my experience and highly recommend this amazing university. You may find it hard to leave!!!

          • C
            2010-2014, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            University of California Santa Barbara gave me an amazing experience that I wouldn't have had at other universities. Santa Barbara allowed me to gain an excellent education and maintain a work/life balance. At the university I was able to participate in education in various education fields from computer science courses to sales and accounting. In particular something I feel that is very special to this campus is the Technology Management Program led by John Greathouse. The program gives entrepreneurial students amazing opportunities to network and learn.