Graduate Studies at The University of Arizona
The University of Arizona (UA) is the flagship institution in the State of Arizona and is widely recognized as one of the top twenty academic institutions in the country. It offers extensive opportunities to pursue graduate degrees in more than one hundred different fields. Located in the breathtaking Sonoran desert of southern Arizona and within an international border region, UA attracts first rate faculty members and the highest quality graduate students and is widely recognized for its contributions to cutting edge research in numerous fields. Its Graduate Interdisciplinary programs offer unique opportunities for scholarship.
It is one of 56 public Research Extensive (formerly called Research I) Universities, as well as a Land Grant academic institution.
It is also one of 59 research universities in the United States to be elected to the Association of American Universities.
In 2010, the National Science Foundation ranked the UA 30th among all universities with awards of over $535 Million focused on research.
The University of Arizona ranks 28th in the country for the number of Ph.D.s awarded annually in recent years. Many of our graduate programs are ranked among the top twenty-five in the country.
Excellent libraries, museum collections, and renowned arts performances enrich the campus culture.
Yet our tuition is still in the lower third tier of all U.S. universities, and graduate education at UA is strongly supported by financial aid, graduate assistantships and fellowships.
The UA Graduate College offers almost 100 doctoral, over 100 master's as well as several specialist programs and a Doctor of Pharmacy program.
The UA's Interdisciplinary Programs (IDPs) and 80-plus research centers and institutes that unite researchers and students from diverse disciplines provide exciting cross-disciplinary opportunities for research and training.
The faculty includes several Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, 20 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 9 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 2 members of Britain's Royal Society, four MacArthur "genius" Award Recipients, and a Vetlesen Prize winner.
Graduate students number approximately 7000 of a total of 36,000 to 37,000 students at the University.
Our commitment to diversity is long-standing and considered essential to advance our goal of excellence. Students from minority backgrounds represent about 18% of graduate students.
Several thousand international students from all over the globe further enrich the heterogeneity of the student body. The University of Arizona is second in the nation in attracting Peace Corps Fellows and 24th in Fullbright Fellows.
According to exit reports, more than 90 percent of students receiving graduate degrees from the UA report a great deal of satisfaction with the mentoring they received from their program.
Over 85 percent of them report that their degree program was effective or very effective in preparing them for employment in their field, with 80 percent obtaining employment positions before graduation. Of doctoral recipients, two-thirds were employed immediately after receiving their degree, and an additional 30% obtained a post-doctoral fellowship.
For a closer look, consider visiting the UA campus.