Before applying to graduate studies, its essential that you explore faculty research interests and identify professors that could serve as potential faculty mentors to you. You want to make sure you identify faculty members that share your research interests and whom you could work with professionally. Your faculty mentors, led by your Graduate Faculty Advisor, will guide you through your graduate career and help you develop an academic and research plan.
The following links are homepages for each graduate group at UC Merced. You can also explore our Faculty Directory or browse our Research Topics.
UC Merced offers individually tailored graduate studies with emphases in 12 areas:
Each of these is highly interdisciplinary in approach and designed to facilitate interactions between faculty and students from a broad scope of traditional academic disciplines. This is intended to offer graduate students the flexibility to address major societal problems using the tools of a wide variety of disciplines.