- The application deadline for Fall 2021 is July 7, 2020.
- ROLLING ADMISSIONS CYCLE – All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply long before the application deadline. The sooner that we receive your completed application, the sooner we can inform you of your acceptance status.
- We encourage international applicants to apply early due to the student visa application process.
- Note: After a thorough review, an application decision is made by UC San Diego Graduate Division. This process can take several weeks, or more, depending on certain criteria and the high volume of applications reviewed.
- GRE/GMAT not required
- One entry point per year: fall quarter (September)
- Program accepts international applicants
- Program fees apply to both California residents and non-residents, as well as international students. All fees are subject to change at any time.
- Fall 2021 Quarter instruction will likely be administered in a "hybrid" format (majority of classes in-person, and some classes administered remotely). Details have not yet been finalized or determined. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
- **International students who have been admitted to DDPM for the Fall 2021 Quarter may attend classes remotely (via Zoom) if they are experiencing issues obtaining a visa**
- Statement of Purpose: Applicants are asked to submit a statement outlining why the DDPM program interests you, and how it will support your intended career goals. Please explain your plan for leveraging your degree to achieve your career pursuits.
- Original Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation required, including at least one from a relevant employer. Enter the names and emails of your three recommenders into your application. You may enter more than three names if you wish. Please note: you may pay your fees and submit your completed application before all recommendation letters have been posted.
- Unofficial copies of academic records from all post-secondary institutions attended need to be uploaded into the application for review. Official Transcripts will be required if admitted to the program.
- Current resume or C.V.
- TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants)
- UCSD’s institution code is 4836.
- Exams must have been taken within the last two years.
- Applications will not be reviewed until TOEFL (minimum 85 required) or IELTS (minimum 7.0 required) score has been received.
- You will be interviewed (either face-to-face or through Zoom) as part of the admissions process.