College & Schools

UCLA is home to the College and 12 highly ranked professional schools. The College is home to more than 85 percent of undergraduates and four academic divisions: Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences. The professional schools focus on fields of study that include the arts, education, law, medicine, music, public affairs and more. Read on to learn about the different schools, their specialties and the degrees students can work toward in each.

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School of the

Arts & Architecture

Offers B.A., M. Arch., M.S., M.F.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Degree programs in four departments offer you unparalleled opportunities to learn from and interact with faculty members who rank among the most innovative artists, designers, ethnographers, choreographers, architects and arts scholars of today.

#1 in best graduate fine arts program
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The College

Offers B.A., B.S., M.A., M.A.S., M.S., C.Phil., Ph.D., M.A.T., M.S.S.

As an undergraduate or graduate student taught by the College’s world-renowned faculty, you’ll be prepared to lead in business, government, academics and your community in California and throughout the world.

85% of undergraduates enroll in the College
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School of


Offers M.S., D.D.S., Ph.D.

The School of Dentistry has a national and international reputation for its teaching, research activities and public outreach. Here, you’ll find your path to a professional career dedicated to patient care, innovation, leadership and service.

Among the top 6 dentistry institutions in the world
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School of

Education & Information Studies

Offers B.A., M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D., M.L.I.S.

Here, help ignite change alongside future generations of scholars, teachers, information professionals and institutional leaders. The school is leading many new and imperative initiatives that address some of today’s most pressing issues.

#3 best educational school nationally
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Samueli School of


Offers B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Pursue cutting-edge research in areas such as precision medicine and bioengineering, sustainable and resilient urban design, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. The collaborative, entrepreneurial and fearless environment will set you up to engineer change.

The birthplace of the internet
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School of


Offers J.D., L.L.M., M.L.S., S.J.D.

Join a top-tier public law school committed to equality of access and opportunity. Gain experience by volunteering at local organizations or working for federal judges, government agencies, public interest law firms and nonprofit organizations.

5 law programs ranked top 10 nationally
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Anderson School of


Offers M.B.A., F.E.M.B.A., E.M.B.A., M.F.E., M.S.B.A., Ph.D.

Learn how to bring your dreams and bold ideas to life and drive change in the creative capital of the world. You’ll graduate with a broad understanding of people and organizations and technical expertise in economic and mathematical management concepts.

4 business programs ranked top 10 nationally
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David Geffen School of


Offers M.S., M.D., Ph.D.

Make your mark at an internationally recognized leader in research, medical education and patient care. The school is affiliated with the nation’s No. 5 ranked hospital, which is right on campus, along with many other major local health care institutions.

Among the nation’s top 15 most diverse medical schools
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Herb Alpert School of


Offers B.A., B.M., M.A., M.M., D.M.A., Ph.D.

Here, a holistic education means engaging in a productive collaboration between performance and scholarship. Achieve a cross-cultural, global understanding of music and receive preparatory training for a range of careers after graduation.

Student/faculty ratio of 4:1
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School of


Offers B.S., M.S.N. (M.E.C.N.), M.S.N. (A.P.R.N.), D.N.P., Ph.D.

The School of Nursing will ensure you keep pace with changes and challenges by creating an atmosphere of learning that has earned a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice.

#10 best nursing program for earning a B.S.
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Luskin School of

Public Affairs

Offers B.A., M.P.P., M.S.W., M.U.R.P., Ph.D.

Policymaking. Social work. Urban and regional planning. If you’re studying one of these areas at UCLA Luskin, you’ll find frequent opportunities for collaboration across disciplines. And together, you’ll work to solve society’s biggest problems.

#12 best public affairs programs nationally
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Fielding School of

Public Health

Offers M.P.H., M.P.H./M.U.R.P., M.S., M.H.A., Ph.D.

At the Fielding School, you’ll share a home with one of the brightest and most diverse public health student bodies in the U.S., where students hail from 26 countries. The school has five departments, including Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

#10 best public health school nationally
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School of

Theater, Film and Television

Offers B.A., M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D.

Join multifaceted storytellers, scholars and industry leaders for a truly interdisciplinary experience that melds entertainment, performing arts and cutting-edge research. Immerse yourself in a variety of ideas, methods and mediums while pursuing your passions.

#5 best film school in the nation