Application Materials

  • A completed UC Davis online application
  • An application fee
    • $135 for U.S. applicants
    • $155 for international applicants
  • 3 Letters of recommendation. Instructions for submitting letters of recommendation can be found here.
  • Admissions Essays:
    • Personal history and diversity statement
    • Statement of purpose
  • Academic transcripts from all prior institutions. 
  • CV
  • English Language Scores (if applicable)

The GGIP Admissions Committee performs a holistic review of all applications received by December 1. Applications received between December 2-March 1 will only be reviewed if space is available.

A holistic, or “whole file” review process in graduate admissions considers every aspect of an applicant’s file equally, without any one factor deciding admission. Holistic review also entails understanding an applicant’s achievements in the context of available opportunities and challenges faced. We encourage applicants to use their Admission Essays as an opportunity to share who they are, where they have come from, any challenges that they may have overcome, and how an advanced degree represents the next step towards achieving their ultimate career goals.

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