Graduate Studies
Support Graduate Studies this Give Day

UC Davis offers graduate and professional degrees in nearly a hundred areas of study, ranging from cultural studies to veterinary medicine. More than half of our graduate programs are organized as interdisciplinary graduate groups, giving students and faculty alike the freedom to explore interests across disciplines, engage in various areas of research, and reach new heights of knowledge. 

Known for our state-of-the-art research facilities, productive laboratories and progressive spirit – UC Davis offers collaborative and interdisciplinary curricula through graduate groups and designated emphasis options – bringing students and faculty of different academic disciplines together to address real-world challenges. 

UC Davis master’s and doctoral graduates become leaders in their fields – researchers, teachers, politicians, mentors and entrepreneurs. Graduates go on to guide, define and impact change within our global community.

This year on Give Day, we’ve chosen several areas your gift can support:

Dean's Fund for Excellence in Graduate Education 
Gifts to the Dean's Fund for Excellence support unique programs and professional development opportunities that enrich students' graduate education experience, and help UC Davis attract the brightest and most creative individuals by offering them an unparalleled education.

Graduate Student Fellowship Fund
Gifts to the Graduate Studies Fellowship Fund help support talented and ambitious students across 99 distinct graduate programs, allowing UC Davis to help us to attract, retain, and recognize the next generation of researchers, teachers, politicians, artists, industry leaders, mentors and entrepreneurs.

Guardian Professions Program

Gifts to the Guardian Professions Program help former foster youth gain admission to advanced degree programs. Assistance includes advice and coaching on programs and career direction, preparation-travel and tests, and continued mentoring throughout their graduate program. Thanks to the support of donors, 85% of Guardian Professions Program scholars who apply to graduate school are accepted into a graduate program. 

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