Students must satisfy University requirements, College or school requirements, and department requirements as described in this catalog.

Graduate Degrees

For graduate degree requirements and procedures, see program requirements for UCLA graduate degrees and Standards and Procedures for Graduate Study at UCLA (PDF).

Certificate of Resident Study

International students who must leave UCLA and the U.S. before completing a degree or certificate program may request a Certificate of Resident Study in addition to a formal transcript. The certificate cannot be awarded if the studies involved are covered by a diploma or other certificate. The chair of the major department recommends award of the certificate through a petition to the College, school, or Graduate Division.

To be eligible to receive the certificate, students must have completed a program of at least nine courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (2.5 for Graduate Division students) and have satisfactorily completed a research project over a period of nine or more months.