Thank you for your interest in the Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati. As a graduate student at UC, you will join a diverse community of students enrolled at one of the nation's top public universities. Choosing the right graduate school for you is an important decision, and in this section you can learn more about our degree programs, admissions criteria and funding opportunities.
Preparing to Apply
- Browse all available graduate degree programs and certificates
- Request information on your program of interest
- Find the right program/degree contact for program- or department-specific questions
- View tuition & fees by program and learn about funding opportunities
- Information for international applicants
- Frequently Asked Questions: Admissions
The Graduate School has added the ability to include a video essay in your application. This video essay is optional and is NOT a required part of any program’s application process. In moving towards a more holistic admission practice, we added this video component to provide applicants the opportunity to demonstrate attributes that might not be revealed in the other application materials that have been submitted (e.g., GPA, GRE, recommendation letters, etc.). Prior to submitting your finished application, you may remove a recorded video from your application by pressing the “start over” link. Please visit your program’s webpage to see if there is more information about how they will utilize this option.
I've applied. What's next?
Students can take classes at UC without being enrolled in a UC degree program. This status is officially called "non-matriculated," which is a traditional academic term meaning "not enrolled in a degree program."
Before you register for classes, you must complete the Basic Data Form. This form enables the UC Registrar to update or create your student record. After you submit the Basic Data Form, it will take a day or two for your information to be entered into our student database. You will then be able to register for classes.
Graduate Studies at UC
The graduate EES program is recognized internationally as the top 20th environmental engineering program (as ranked by U.S. News & World Report). In recent years, the graduate EES program has obtained significant funding from competitive, national level agencies including the EPA, National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.
After all the hard work you put into your research, you want to make sure everyone knows you were the one who did it. ORCID provides a free, permanent, unique identifier that marks research documents as yours alone.
In DAAP's Industrial Design program, ranked first in the country by DesignIntelligence, students learn to emphasize the humanistic qualities of products of mass production with special consideration for the comfort, safety, and aesthetic satisfaction that they may bring to the users.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the School of Criminal Justice as one of the top three doctoral programs in the nation. Graduate students are provided opportunities to learn and to conduct research, training and technical assistance in a wide range of criminal justice setting.
If you're interested in a UC graduate program, fill out the Request Information form. You'll be contacted by a program representative who can answer your questions and tell you all about program curriculum, scholarship opportunities, faculty research interests and more.