The Humanities Office of Graduate Study is a resource to help ease your passage through graduate school, freeing you to concentrate on your studies. We serve as a liaison between the school and UCI’s Graduate Division, helping you navigate policies and procedures related to graduate study and connecting you with campus resources. While many of the Humanities programs have graduate coordinators, you should always feel free to consult directly with OGS about any administrative or academic concerns.

We maintain an open-door policy and are always available to meet with any student, or group of students, who wish to confer with us on any matter. We look forward to making your time at UCI as pleasant and productive as possible.

A Message from the Associate Dean

If you are considering pursuing graduate studies in the Humanities, UC Irvine is the right place for you.

Many of our graduate programs are highly ranked across the nation. Through innovative and collaborative efforts in recent years, our faculty have created new programs for graduate students.

We have done remarkably well in training students for academic positions, placing 40% of our Ph.D.s in tenure-track jobs within three years after they received their degrees. Meanwhile, we are now exploring ways to prepare them for other kinds of employment opportunities, where they could also fully utilize their knowledge and skills. Under the auspices of Humanities Center, we have joined twenty-five institutions across the U.S. in the NEH-sponsored “Next Generation Humanities Ph.D.” project in an effort to think about the future of graduate education in the Humanities.

In strengthening existing programs and developing new ones, we are increasingly exploring collaborative opportunities with colleagues in other schools on the UCI campus and with institutions across the country and overseas. 

The staff and I in the Office of Graduate Study are always happy to assist prospective and continuing students. So, please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

--Yong Chen

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The Graduate Odyssey Begins Here!

Learn more about the Office of Graduate Study and the Humanities graduate experience. 

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The Gateway

Discover graduate student resources and learn more about the Humanities graduate experience.