California Pre-Doctoral Program


The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education offers a program of workshops that focus on general topics of importance for all attendees as well as disciplinary specific workshops. All workshops have been carefully designed to provide students with the information they need to make informed choices about graduate school.

General workshop sessions include:

  • Preparing for the GRE
  • Selecting and Applying to Graduate School
  • Financing Your Graduate Education
  • Writing a Winning Statement of Purpose
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • Managing Your Health, Wellness and Disability in Graduate School
  • Keys to Success and Survival in Graduate School
  • The Relation of the Master's Degree to the Ph.D.
  • Identifying Pathways for AB540 and Undocumented Students in Graduate School

Disciplinary Workshops include:

  • Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Nursing and Allied Health Fields
  • Social Sciences
  • Education
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Finance (Ph.D. level only)