International Diploma Programs

At UCSB’s professional school, you can earn a specialized diploma in many areas. Or, combine course work to earn multiple diplomas.

Why IDP at UC Santa Barbara?

International Diploma Programs are specializations focusing on career skills and practical subjects. You can customize your study plan for a multidisciplinary approach to boost your resume/CV!
 

What diplomas are available?

There are two different diploma tracks within this program:

Professional - only includes coursework offered by UCSB Professional & Continuing Education (PaCE).
Academic Integrated - includes both professional courses offered by UCSB PaCE AND academic courses offered by UCSB. 
 

One Quarter Diplomas


Digital Marketing (Professional)
Introduction to Global Business (Professional)
Practical Project Management (Professional)
TESOL (Professional)
 

Quarterly Schedule 
Summer 2020: June 19 – September 11
Fall 2019: September 17 - December 11
Winter 2021: December 30 - March 19 
Spring 2021: March 25 - June 11
Two Quarter Diplomas (2 Consecutive Quarters)


Business Communication and Law (Integrated)
Business Leadership (Professional)
Medical Humanities (Integrated)
Strategic Investments (Integrated)
 

Quarterly Schedule 
Summer 2020: June 19 – September 11
Fall 2019: September 17 - December 11
Winter 2021: December 30 - March 19 
Spring 2021: March 25 - June 11
Three Quarter Diplomas (3 Consecutive Quarters)


Business Accounting (Professional)
Business Administration (Professional)
Human Resource Management (Professional)
Professional Accounting (without Prerequisites) (Professional)
Technology Management (Integrated)
Customized + Optional Practical Training (OPT)
 

Quarterly Schedule 
Summer 2020: June 19 – September 11
Fall 2019: September 17 - December 11
Winter 2021: December 30 - March 19 
Spring 2021: March 25 - June 11
Four Quarter Diplomas (4 Consecutive Quarters)


Professional Accounting (with Prerequisites) (Professional)
Customized + Optional Practical Training (OPT)
 

Quarterly Schedule 
Summer 2020: June 19 – September 11
Fall 2019: September 17 - December 11
Winter 2021: December 30 - March 19 
Spring 2021: March 25 - June 11
Application Materials 

Have these documents ready to upload:
• copy of passport (1st page)
• proof of English proficiency
• official transcript in English (2.8 GPA or above)
• financial statement (tuition plus estimated living expenses)
• payment of application fee ($200)

Fees 

Professional Diploma:

Flat fee per quarter: $5,245 per Quarter

Up-front flat fee payment options (discounts included):
2 Quarters: $10,245
3 Quarters: $14,745
4 Quarters: $18,945

Academic Integrated Diploma:

Flat fee per quarter: $6,445 per Quarter

Up-front flat fee payment options (discounts included):
2 Quarters: $11,945
3 Quarters: $16,945

 

Ready to Apply?

"I’m a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication and graduated from the UCSB Extension Program. You have a lot of freedom with Extension. You actually get the chance to work with researchers that you might not get the chance to work with at your home university. "

-Frederic

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