Prospective Students

The University of Arizona is one of the nation's top 20 public research institutions, enabling graduate students to work with leading researchers and providing an ideal environment for advanced study. We place high priority on interdisciplinary studies, intellectual and cultural diversity, and international exchange, as all of these add important value to graduate degrees from our institution. Whether you’re interested in the environment or climate change, choral conducting, cyberinfrastructure in the life sciences, entrepreneurship, links between human evolution and climate,  developing the next generation of broadband wireless technology, sustainable development practice, or investigating health issues in American Indian communities, you will appreciate that UA is a place of discovery. To keep up-to-date about our innovative programs, visit uanews.org.

We've provided some highlights for you, below. If you would like more information, fill out our prospective student web form or send email to future-grad@email.arizona.edu or call 520.626.0095. 

If you have applied for admission and have questions about your admission status or if you are an international student, send email to gradadmissions@grad.arizona.edu or call 520.621.3471.

Variety of Graduate Programs and Dedicated Faculty

Are you aspiring to a PhD? a Masters? a Graduate Certificate?  Search our Graduate Program Descriptions.

We also offer many options that support working professionals, such as:

In 2011, the National Science Foundation ranked the UA 19th among all public universities with awards of over $625M focused on research.  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.

Mentoring & Outcomes

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.

The Global Employability Survey ranks the UA 13th among American public universities, in the top 40 for all U.S. institutions and at No. 124 internationally.
 

Diversity

The University of Arizona (UA) Graduate College is highly committed to recruiting and retaining a talented and diverse student body. Of particular relevance to higher education is the understanding that a diversity of ideas, perspectives and approaches is critical to the advancement of knowledge.  The UA is the top Research I-AAU-member University in the country in the percentage of graduate students who are underrepresented with an almost 18% enrollment.

UA ranks Number 1 in the country in the number of PhDs earned by Native American students, and Number 8 in the number of PhDs earned by Latinos.

Value

UA is rated one of the 12 Top Colleges Where Students Get the Best Bang For Their Buck, according to policymic.com. This rating is based on average student debt upon graduation, starting salaries, tuition and room and board, and graduation rates. Financial aid resources for UA graduate students include fellowships, tuition scholarships, teaching and research assistantships/associateships (that include tuition and health insurance), student employment, need-based grants, loans, and federal work-study programs. Graduate programs typically make offers of financial support after admission.

Location

The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, and its population of just over 500K makes it the 32nd largest city in the US. Tucson is surrounded by five mountain ranges and – with over 350 days of sunshine per year & an average yearly temperature of 70 – it’s a great place for those looking for mild winters, incredible sunsets, and the ability to engage in year round outdoor activities. Tucson's rich cultural heritage centers around Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American influences.

Tucson is the #2 best city for twentysomethings according to greatist.com

Tucson is #2 of US cities where rental costs are lowest yet provide top amenities according to apartmentguide.com

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