Congratulations and Welcome to the UC Merced!
We will offer you the matchless experience of being on the ground floor of something big in academia -- the creation of a new research university. As a graduate student in our programs, you will be a critical part of the knowledge being created and shared here. You will have a profound impact on the campus spirit, culture and traditions that will become the hallmark of UC Merced. But more than that, you will work to solve real-world problems with practical and applicable solutions in close proximity with your advisor and other members of our faculty community.