2021 Graduate Student Survey

UCSC 2021 Graduate Student Survey 



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What is the survey about?

The UCSC Graduate Student Survey is conducted every other year, and has been conducted since 2007.  1 in 2 graduate students participated in 2019!  

The main purpose of the Graduate Student Survey is to provide graduate students with a unique formal opportunity to share their experiences and suggestions with campus decision makers. 

The survey focuses on different aspects of graduate student experience including faculty teaching and mentoring, program requirements, research opportunities, professional development workshops, campus climate, and TA training.

All currently enrolled graduate students are invited to participate in this campus-wide effort. 

Prizes During the Survey

Graduate students who complete the survey will be entered into prize drawings for Amazon gift cards ranging from $25 to $200 throughout the survey.  See the dates that prize drawings will be held, on the Graduate Student Survey Prize Winners page.  


Please be assured that all of your responses will be maintained securely and confidentially!  The Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies office at UCSC does not share individual-level survey data with anyone.  For more information see our page about privacy and confidentiality.

Who can I contact if I have questions about UCSC Graduate Student Survey?

If you have questions, please write to surveys@ucsc.edu. For more information, please also see the Graduate Student Survey Frequently Asked Questions.


The 2021 Graduate Student Survey is sponsored by the UCSC Division of Graduate Studies and by Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies.  The survey opened on April 15, 2021, and is slated to be open until July.  Since 2021, the UCSC survey is part of a systemwide survey titled the University of California Graduate Student Experience Survey (UCGSES).

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The mission of Graduate Studies is to attract, recruit and retain an outstanding cohort of diverse graduate students, while providing the highest quality educational experience possible as we support them towards their graduation and prepare them for successful careers.

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The Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies (IRAPS) is the primary office for the administration and analysis of campus-wide student surveys.