“The smallness of the department and the willingness of faculty to work with and develop their students goes a long way in making me feel like I am going to be successful here.” Jason Davis, Applied Mathematics
Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, UC Merced is the 10th and newest University of California campus. As a graduate student at UC Merced, you will enjoy the benefits of a major research university with the added bonus of personal attention from your faculty advisor.
Our graduate programs offer interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide an innovative and hands-on learning experience. Students have access to UC Merced's distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Working alongside leading scholars, students can participate in groundbreaking research that crosses and links a wide array of disciplines. In addition, UC Merced has created partnerships with signature research entities, such as the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, World Cultures Institute, and the National Park Services. These partnerships offer intellectual, revolutionary and cutting-edge opportunities. At UC Merced, your research makes a difference.
UC Merced has a vibrant and close-knit graduate student community. Our student population is diverse and includes students from all over the world. As part of the student body, your experiences and achievements will contribute to the traditions and cultures of the campus as well as the community.
*UC Merced Graduate Application Due Dates:
The following programs have an application due date of December, 15 2013 for full consideration for admissions and funding: Cognitive and Information Sciences, Quantitative and Systems Biology, and Physics.
The following programs have an application due date of January 15, 2014 for full consideration, with December 15, 2013 for priority funding consideration and possible early admissions: Environmental Systems, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and Psychological Sciences
All remaining programs have an application due date of January 15, 2014 for full consideration. Applications received after the due date may be reviewed, but funding consideration may not be guaranteed.