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
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
UC's Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the leading conservatories of the performing arts. The school's roster of eminent faculty regularly receives distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and its alumni have achieved notable success in the performing and media arts.
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.
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.
If you do human subjects research at UC, you'll need to deal with the Institutional Review Board. Learn how the IRB protects the rights of research participants and ensures ethical conduct throughout the research process.
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.