Academic Services

Graduate Student Handbook, Academic Policies & Degree Requirements

Social Ecology's Graduate Student Handbook is updated in the Fall Quarter of each academic year.  Students should refer to this document for information regarding academic policies and degree requirements for their respective graduate program. Graduate student can also refer to the university catalogue.  For questions not covered in the graduate handbook, please contact your designated graduate student services staff person.  Previous editions can be requested through the Director of Graduate Student Services

2023 Grad Handbook

2022 Grad Handbook

2021 Grad Handbook

2020 Grad Handbook

2019 Grad Handbook

2018 Grad Handbook

In addition to the SE Handbook, Graduate Division also issues campus-wide policies and procedures for graduate students.

Graduate Division - Graduate Policies and Procedures

Who Should I Contact?

Department Graduate Coordinators and Assistant Directors are Social Ecology graduate students' first line of contact.  If a student is better served by an alternate person or department, our Graduate Coordinators and Assistant Directors are trained to guide individuals to the appropriate UCI staff, faculty, or unit. 

The role of a Graduate Coordinator/Assistant Director,

  • Graduate Coordinators/Assistant Directors are graduate student services staff who can help you with questions regarding, but not limited to; enrollment, tuition and fees, academic petitions, leave requests, and university employment.  In short, these individuals can help you with most administrative tasks, and are qualified to assist with a wide range of situations.

The role of a Faculty Program Advisor/Director,

  • Faculty Program Advisors/Directors are university faculty who lead our individual graduate and doctoral programs.  Students with questions regarding curriculum, research, career advice, or other programmatic inquiries should refer to their Faculty Program Advisor/Director.

We encourage you to review the information below prior to contacting your respective department with any questions or concerns:

Masters Resources    Ph.D. Resources

Ask a Librarian & Library Services

Much of your graduate study will include a significant amount of time spent at the UCI libraries, or interfacing with their online databases.  Thankfully, our School has been assigned specific librarians dedicated to assisting our various programs.

CLS & PS , Nicole Carpenter

UPPP & SE-Core, Julia Gelfand

Statement of Professional Conduct

This document is intended to outline the standards of professional conduct expected of graduate students in the School of Social Ecology.  Adherence to these principles of conduct, together with good academic standing, maintains a student's "good standing" status with the School.

SE Professional Conduct

Room Reservations

The School's Room Request Form Social Ecology graduate students, faculty or staff only. This form may be used to request rooms for discussion sections, review sessions, special meetings, or overflow rooms.


Computing Services

Social Ecology's Computing Services provides information technology, facilities and support to help the faculty, staff and students meet their learning, teaching and research goals. For assistance, please see the department website.

Atlas ti Available in SE Computer Labs

Social Ecology graduate students can now access Atlas ti in any one of our School-run computer labs!  Please note, the School purchased 15 licesnes.  If all 15 are in use at the same time, the 16th person will be locked out.  If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact

Academic Honesty

Academic dishonesty is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at UCI.  Academic dishonesty applies equally to electronic media and print, and involves text, images, and ideas.  For more information, regulations and guidlines, refer to UCI's Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct.

Outreach & Volunteer Programs

The School and University offer several ways for you to serve your local and/or global communities.  For more information, click on the links below. 

School Outreach

Campus Volunteer Programs