Graduate Education

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The eight graduate programs in biology-related disciplines at UC Davis are managed by interdisciplinary graduate groups through the College of Biological Sciences. UC Davis programs are ranked among the top in the nation for biological sciences.

Explore our graduate programs 

Our Ph.D. programs intersect different specialized areas of research. You can focus the specialization of your degree by adding a Designated Emphasis (DE).

Explore Designed Emphases

Staff advisors are here to help answer your questions about different graduate programs.

Learn more about graduate advising

UC Davis is committed to your academic and career success. Learn more about campus resources for graduate students.

 Learn more about graduate support resources

UC Davis is proud to support underrepresented students entering doctoral programs in the biomedical sciences through the NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development.

Learn more about the IMSD program