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University of California - Irvine Graduate School Report

If you want to know more about University of California - Irvine Graduate School, such as what degree programs it offers, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Use the following list to jump to the section on the page with details on that topic.

University of California - Irvine Graduate School Rankings

#175 Master's Degree School in U.S.
#208 Doctorate Degree School in U.S.

The goal of College Factual's yearly Best Quality Schools rankings is to help students find graduate schools that provide excellent learning environments that are a great fit for them. These rankings are based on components such as post-graduation earnings of students, accumulated student debt of graduates, how much in demand the school is, and faculty and student diversity.

Best Master’s Degree Schools Ranking

University of California - Irvine came in at #175 out of the 782 colleges and universities that were ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Master's Degree Schools in the U.S. ranking.

For the Best Master's Degree Schools in California, UC Irvine came in at #25.


Best Doctorate Degree Schools Ranking

UC Irvine was ranked #208 in the 2021 Best Doctorate Schools in the United States ranking out of the 464 schools that were included in the ranking.

In addition, UC Irvine took the #28 spot for Best Doctorate Degree Schools in California.


University of California - Irvine Graduate Student Diversity

6,526 Graduate Students
48.0% Women
37.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
University of California - Irvine was the school of choice for 6,526 graduate students in the last year for which we have data. College Factual looked at the demographics of these students to determine how diverse the population is. Our findings are below.

UC Irvine Graduate Student Male-Female Ratio

The total graduate student population at UC Irvine is made up of 48.0% women and 52.0% men. Note that these percentages may differ for certain degree programs.


UC Irvine Graduate Student Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of all the graduate students at UC Irvine, around 37.5% belong to a racial-ethnic minority group. Americans aren't the only ones who appreciate the graduate programs at UC Irvine. Around 26.9% of graduate students are international. The following chart shows the distribution of racial-ethnic groups at the school. If you click on it, you'll find more detailed information.


UC Irvine Graduate School Cost of Attendance

$13,349 Avg Tuition & Fees (In-State)
$52,235 Avg Student Debt (Master's)
$121,765 Avg Student Debt (Doctorate)
At this time, there is no data available on per-credit tuition and fees options for part-time graduate students.

The average graduate full-time tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $11,442 $26,544
Fees $1,907 $1,907

UC Irvine Grad School Student Debt

If you're considering UC Irvine for your graduate studies, you may be more interested in learning about how much student debt you may have to take on. How much you owe may greatly impact your life after graduation and it may even limit your purchasing power for an entire decade.

Master’s Degree Debt

After receiving a master's degree from UC Irvine, graduates have accumulated an average of $52,235 in student debt. That's about 21% higher than the national average of $43,194. The average monthly payment for such a loan is $609 if repaying the amount over 10 years.


Doctorate Degree Debt

After receiving a doctorate degree from UC Irvine, graduates have accumulated an average of $121,765 in student debt. That number is 5% higher than the national average of $116,043. The average monthly payment for such a loan is $1,419 if repaying the amount over 10 years.


Average Salary of UC Irvine Grads with Master’s or Doctorate

$88,814 Avg Salary (Master's)
$62,833 Avg Salary (Doctorate)

Master’s Degree Average Earnings

The average early-career salary for master's degree recipients from UC Irvine is $88,814. That's about 57% higher than the countrywide average of $56,398 for all master's degree holders.


Doctorate Degree Average Earnings

Doctorate degree recipients from UC Irvine earn an average salary of $62,833 during the early years of their career. Unfortunately for those graduates, that figure is about 14% lower than the national average of $72,680.


Location of University of California - Irvine Graduate School

University of California - Irvine is a public institution situated in Irvine, California. The city atmosphere of Irvine makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

Get more details about the location of University of California - Irvine.


Contact details for UC Irvine are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 501 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-5011

Online Learning for UC Irvine Grad Students

4.2% Took At Least One Online Class
2.6% Took All Classes Online

In 2018-2019, 4.2% of the graduate students at University of California - Irvine took at least one class online. Approximately 2.6% of grad students took all their classes online during that same time period.


University of California - Irvine Master’s Degree Programs

The only degree programs listed here are those in which master’s degrees were awarded in 2018-2019.

Master’s Degree Program Annual Graduates
Accounting 136
Anthropology 8
Applied Mathematics 57
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 9
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 2
Biomedical Engineering 44
Biotechnology 30
Business Administration & Management 244
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 9
Chemical Engineering 17
Chemistry 18
Child Development & Psychology 5
Civil Engineering 37
Computer Engineering 73
Computer Information Systems 11
Computer Science 69
Computer Systems Networking 13
Criminology 48
Cultural Studies & Analysis 1
Dance 10
Demography & Population Studies 14
Drama & Theater Arts 21
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 21
Economics 8
Electrical Engineering 51
Environmental Engineering 12
Ethnic Studies 5
Fine & Studio Arts 10
General Education 11
General Engineering 17
General English Literature 23
General Psychology 2
Geological & Earth Sciences 14
Germanic Languages 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 21
History 5
Legal Research 12
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 6
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 74
Manufacturing Engineering 5
Materials Engineering 13
Mathematics 11
Mechanical Engineering 29
Medical Science 10
Mental & Social Health Services 7
Music 9
Natural Resources Conservation 3
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 10
Nursing 19
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 18
Other Social Sciences 4
Other Visual Art 4
Pharmacology & Toxicology 6
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 13
Philosophy 6
Physics 23
Political Science & Government 6
Public Health 25
Public Policy 18
Sociology 11
Statistics 22
Systems Theory 2
Teacher Education Grade Specific 130
Urban & Regional Planning 32
Writing Studies 11

University of California - Irvine Doctorate Degree Programs

Just like the master’s degree programs, only programs that had doctorate degrees awarded in 2018-2019 are shown here.

Doctorate Degree Program Annual Graduates
Anthropology 8
Applied Mathematics 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 12
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 1
Biomedical Engineering 22
Business Administration & Management 7
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 9
Chemical Engineering 12
Chemistry 36
Child Development & Psychology 9
Civil Engineering 14
Cognitive Science 2
Computer Engineering 11
Computer Information Systems 6
Computer Science 24
Computer Systems Networking 1
Criminology 3
Cultural Studies & Analysis 4
Drama & Theater Arts 5
East Asian Languages 3
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 16
Economics 13
Electrical Engineering 17
Environmental Engineering 2
General Education 8
General English Literature 8
General Psychology 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 6
History 8
Law 140
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 3
Manufacturing Engineering 2
Materials Engineering 14
Mathematics 8
Mechanical Engineering 5
Medicine 110
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 7
Music 1
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 9
Nursing 5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Other Visual Art 4
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 5
Philosophy 8
Physics 26
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 3
Political Science & Government 6
Public Health 4
Romance Languages 8
Sociology 12
Statistics 5
Systems Theory 1
Urban & Regional Planning 1

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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