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Research and Graduate Studies
Phone: (209) 946-3929
Location: Knoles Hall, Room 204

James Uchizono, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Interim Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Provost of Research
Sangeeta Jha, Graduate Services Specialist

Unique and Distinctive Programs

The distinctiveness of Graduate Studies lies in our academic programs, which emphasize various forms of creative scholarship, training of students in the principles and methods of research and developing professional competence, by limiting the number of students enrolled in order to allow them to work more directly with faculty members. Many degree programs are small, and in place of seminar experience, students work relatively independently but under close supervision of the faculty.

The goal of graduate education at the University is threefold: to excite and discipline the intellectual capacities of its students, to record and publish the products of intellectual inquiry, and to advance knowledge. To achieve this goal, the Graduate School encourages faculty to work closely with advanced students to create an environment congenial to advanced academic and professional study and to further scholarship and research.

Available through the School of Dentistry is a graduate program in orthodontics that leads to a certificate and the Master of Science in Dentistry; a graduate program in oral and maxillofacial surgery that leads to a certificate; an International Dental Studies program, and through McGeorge School of Law a Juris Doctor degree in a full-time or part-time program, a Master of Science in Law, and a Master of Laws (LL.M. and J.S.D.) degrees in Government and Public Policy, Transnational Business Practice, Advocacy Practice and Teaching and International Water Resources.  Students interested in these programs apply directly through the appropriate school.

For a list of current graduate degrees offered, please visit the following page: