Graduate Degree Requirements

The following information is for prospective applicants and those outside the University who are interested in the basic structure of UCLA graduate degree requirements. It is not meant to be comprehensive or to serve as a primary resource for continuing students. Official, specific degree requirements, including language requirements, are detailed on program requirements for UCLA graduate degrees. Detailed information and general policies — many of which emanate from the Academic Senate and its Graduate Council — regarding completion of degree requirements, master’s and doctoral committees, examinations, and foreign language requirements are published in Standards and Procedures for Graduate Study at UCLA (PDF). General regulations concerning graduate courses, standards of scholarship, disqualification, appeal, leave of absence, normal progress toward degree, withdrawal, and other matters also are included.