The Graduate Program Assistant (GPA) is a staff member who provides administrative and clerical support for the graduate program. The GPA assists the Graduate Advisor in monitoring students’ progress toward their degrees, and also provides information about departmental and Graduate Division policies and procedures. For admissions questions, contact the GPA. Faculty and students alike rely heavily on the GPA for information, but, ultimately, faculty must be responsible for academic planning.

The Geography Graduate Student Handbook provides information about department policy and procedures. The Graduate Division Handbook provides information about UCSB Graduate Division policy and procedures.

Photo of Alan MurrayGraduate Advisor: Alan Murray
Office: 5718 Ellison Hall
Phone: (805)283-9907
Fax: (805)893-2578


graduate advisorStaff Graduate Program Advisor: Consuelo Rivera
Spring 2020 Remote: Monday-Friday (send email for advising hours)
For all inquiries please email:
Phone: (805)893-4944
Fax: (805)893-2578