Graduate Program

Graduate program information

Graduate Program

Student Affairs Officer
Miguel Perez,
Phone: (310) 825-1203

CBE Faculty Graduate Advisor
Tatiana Segura,

Please direct all inquiries regarding graduate application to and include “Grad Program Info Request” in the subject heading of your message.

Graduate Course Information:

All graduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 units per quarter to maintain full-time status. This requirement may be satisfied by taking 590-series courses. Enroll in 2-12 units to fulfill the graduate requirement. Courses are listed by academic advisor. Permission to enroll: Obtain the PTE authorization number from the instructor in charge.

  • 597B – Preparation for the Ph.D. oral or written exam.
  • 597C – Preparation for the Ph.D. qualifying exam. (prospectus)
  • 598 – Preparation for the Master’s thesis research
  • 599 – Preparation for the Ph.D. dissertation
  • 299 – the departmental seminar is mandatory for all graduate students during each quarter of residence.

*Teaching Assistants/Associates: enroll in 4 units of the Teaching Apprentice Practicum course 375.