This graduate program provides strong substantive and methodological training in political science and promotes close working relationships between faculty and students. Students choose from a curriculum of five fields: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and methodology. Students may also develop an open field that can include coursework in other disciplines. Enrollment in the Ph.D.
The graduate program in philosophy is a small, collegial, and supportive program with a largely analytic orientation. The faculty specializes in a variety of areas, including history of philosophy (both ancient and modern), metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of science (especially biology), philosophy of mathematics, philosophical logic, ethics, meta-ethics, and social and political philosophy. The program has both M.A. and Ph.D. tracks.
The graduate program emphasizes rigorous preparation in sociological theory and research methodologies as the basis of sound scholarship. Students are encouraged to begin active research early in their graduate careers. The department promotes collaborative work between faculty and students, and prepares students for academic careers in sociology and other areas.
The program offers advanced opportunities in the study of religion. Students receive classical training in the literatures of particular religious traditions, and they are encouraged to understand these traditions at the intersection of contemporary thematic and regional phenomena. Students have the opportunity to concentrate primarily on one of three regional specializations: American religious cultures, Mediterranean religions, and Asian religions. An additional regional specialization typically serves as a secondary area of competence.
The graduate group in ecology is an interdisciplinary graduate program that offers students a combination of both basic and applied ecology. Students gain advanced knowledge within one of the following organized areas of emphasis: agricultural ecology, conservation ecology, ecological genomics and genetics, ecosystems and landscape ecology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and human ecology, integrative ecology, marine ecology, physiological ecology, or restoration ecology.
The nationally prominent doctoral program within the UC Davis Department of Economics engages the most promising students who wish to pursue advanced studies and conduct original research leading to new insights about financial structures in the global economy. The Department of Economics at UC Davis values a diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences among its students. This diversity strengthens and enriches our research, scholarship, and teaching. A diverse graduate student population also enhances the academic experiences for all students.
Students in the Nursing and Science Health-Care Leadership Doctorate Program gain advanced knowledge of model health-care systems; effective, efficient, and responsive health-care policy; organizational change practices; informatics; implementation science; effective leadership; community health; public health; nutrition; biostatistics; epidemiology; gerontology; rural health; and health disparities. Students graduate with qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in health-care and health policy.
Students in the Nursing and Science Health-Care Leadership Master’s Program gain advanced knowledge of model health-care systems; effective, efficient, and responsive health-care policy; organizational change practices; informatics; implementation science; effective leadership; community health; public health; nutrition; biostatistics; epidemiology; gerontology; rural health; and health disparities. Two tracks are provided. Students in the leadership track graduate with qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in health-care and health policy.
The UC Davis MBA program merges teaching excellence, pioneering research and a collaborative leadership program to prepare globally aware, agile leaders who are committed to making a positive impact on the world. The values and principles of social and environmental responsibility and diversity are woven into the very fabric of the school's tight-knit community. Led by internationally recognized faculty, the small class sizes foster camaraderie and close collaboration.
Students gain advanced knowledge of structural/theoretical linguistics, second language acquisition and development, bilingualism and multilingualism, and formal and descriptive linguistics. The program offers both a Ph.D. and a M.A. The Ph.D. program is supported by a wide array of faculty and encompasses numerous research areas.