Ph.D. in Education: Living in Orange County
The UCI School of Education is located in the heart of Orange County, the nation’s sixth most populous county. Orange County is home to more than 500,000 K-12 students and 28 school districts, all of which partner with the School for research, teaching support and student interventions.
UCI is perfectly located in sunny Southern California, one hour south of Los Angeles, one hour north of San Diego, and 15 minutes to miles of Pacific coastline. Money Magazine ranked UCI the No. 1 college for beach lovers for good reason, citing the “… surfing at Huntington Beach, the boardwalk and pier at Newport Beach, peace and quiet at Corona del Mar, and the glamour of Laguna Beach.”
Orange County is also home to gourmet restaurants, world-famous attractions such as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, professional sports teams, a lively arts and theatre scene, and countless hiking and biking trails.
Irvine is a university-centered and family-friendly city. Graduate student housing and childcare are both available on campus and within walking distance of the School of Education, and the county is home to premiere K-12 schools. For 15 consecutive years, the FBI ranked Irvine as the safest city in the country with a population of more than 250,000 people.
Graduate Student Housing
UC Irvine guarantees an offer of on-campus housing to newly admitted, full-time Ph.D. students who meet application, Statement of Intent to Register and fee payment deadlines. Housing is guaranteed for four years. On-campus housing provides students with a community environment while they pursue their studies. The UCI Graduate Housing Guarantee offers:
Benefits for Student Parents
UCI is committed to providing a supportive and family-friendly environment on campus so that students can meet both their academic and familial needs. Please visit the UCI Graduate Division website to learn more and families.uci.edu for a full list of services the university offers.