San Francisco: Graduate Division
The history of graduate academic study in San
Francisco was essentially that of the northern section from its
inception, except for the early 1960's, when the Graduate Division
assumed its present identity.
Effective July 1, 1961, the Regents of the University
decentralized graduate education and San Francisco, which had formerly
been under the administrative jurisdiction of the northern section
in Berkeley, was organized as an independent Graduate Division with
its own dean and graduate council.
In the fall of 1961, the first appointed graduate
council commenced to administer graduate degree programs in anatomy,
biochemistry, comparative biochemistry, biophysics, dental surgery,
dentistry, endocrinology, medical physics, microbiology, nursing,
nutrition, pathology, comparative pathology, pharmaceutical chemistry,
pharmacology, comparative pharmacology and toxicology, physiology,
and animal physiology. In the interim, a degree program in oral
biology was substituted for the former program in dentistry and
two new programs, the doctorate in nursing science and a Ph.D. in
psychology were approved to commence in the fall of 1966.
Between the early to late 1960's, the graduate
academic student enrollment increased approximately 25 per cent.
The graduate council met monthly during the academic
year and was in close liaison, through its chairman and the dean
of the Graduate Division, with the coordinating committee on graduate
Since the organization of the independent division,
graduate student activities acquired an increased identity among
the campus-wide activities. The Graduate Student Association sponsored
periodic departmental meetings and an annual banquet which was sponsored
by the chancellor and the dean of the Graduate Division. Furthermore
the Graduate Student Association had membership in the Associated
Students, University of California Medical Center, and was represented
on the executive council of ASUCMC.