Diversity and Inclusion

The University of California, Merced is dedicated to actively recruiting and retaining a graduate student body that brings together individuals from various backgrounds and life experiences. Diversity among students, faculty, and staff is critical to the educational and research enterprises of our University, which rely on a wide range of perspectives to nurture innovation and creativity.  Diversity promotes intellectual and social communities that support and enrich all members of the campus.  We welcome everyone who aspires to contribute to higher education and the advancement of knowledge.

Graduate Fellowships Promoting Diversity

UC Merced invites all students to help create an environment committed to sustaining and advancing initiatives for an inclusive campus community. Furthermore, as a diverse campus and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), many opportunities exist for students to receive graduate funding from fellowships seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds.  Please follow the links to some of our fellowships below for additional information:

Eugene-Cota Robles Fellowship
Faculty Mentor Program
President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship
Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Year Fellowship
Miguel Velez Scholarship

Graduate Preparation Programs

Graduate preparation programs for undergraduates are another source of opportunity for advancing a diverse graduate population here at UCM. The CAMP, UC LEADS, MARC and Center for Computational Biology programs exist to support excellent students whose situations and conditions may have placed them at disadvantage in progressing in their particular field.





Contact Us

Graduate Admissions:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
Graduate Funding:
Phone: (209) 228-4622
General Inquiries:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
Fax: (209) 228-6906
Mailing Address:
University of California, Merced
ATTN: Graduate Division
5200 N. Lake Road, SSB 310
Merced, CA 95343
University of California, Merced
The first new American research university in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service.
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
T: (209) 228-4400
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