University of California, Irvine Extension

About the University of California, Irvine University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of the University of California, Irvine, serving more than 15,000 adult students online, on the UCI campus and at employer sites nationally and worldwide. 

PhD Programmes



Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has offered open enrollment learning opportunities to the local, regional, and global community, providing open access to the resources of the university through Certificate and Specialized Studies programs and free, open educational resources (


The UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE) is dedicated to serving our global student community by providing highly valued, innovative and practical learning experiences that promote personal and professional success at any stage of life. With a commitment to integrity, quality, accountability, and personal leadership, our team fosters an inclusive, collaborative environment to empower and transform the lives of our students and each other.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
219 -50
169 -5
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

Depending on your needs and the type of experience you want during your stay, International Programs offers you different housing options, all of which ensure that you enjoy a safe, clean, fully furnished living environment:University Apartments, which allow you to interact with and explore the community, while practicing your English in real-life situationsHomestays, which will immerse you in American culture within a family environmentUCI Dorms, which give you the opportunity to live on the UCI campus near classrooms, with meal plans available (dorms only available in the summer quarter)

Library services

The Science Library is one of the largest consolidated science, technology, and medicine libraries in the nation. It contains the collections and services that support research and teaching in the schools of Biological Sciences, Engineering, Information and Computer Science, Physical Sciences, portions of Social Ecology, and Medicine.


UCI is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Irvine, California, United States


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