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Graduate Study

All students who seek graduate admission to UCLA, regardless of whether they participated in the CSST program or not, must apply directly to UCLA Graduate Division and to the department or program of their choice.  Applicants who participated in the CSST program may hold some advantage in the application process because of their research experiences with individual faculty who then write letters of recommendation.  However participation in the program does not guarantee admission because admissions decisions are made by the faculty within each graduate department and program.

Participants in the program who are later admitted to one of the many Ph.D. programs at UCLA will enjoy abundant opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research.  They will be encouraged to pursue a concurrent certification in nanotechnology or other topics while completing a doctoral degree in their chosen fields of study.

View a list of CSST students enrolled in UCLA Ph.D. programs.


We welcome UCLA faculty interested in hosting CSST summer students, for further information contact us at