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About UC Merced

Located in the heart of California's Central Valley, UC Merced stands as the 10th and newest addition to the esteemed University of California campuses. As a graduate student at UC Merced, you will benefit from the advantages of a major research university while receiving personalized attention from your faculty advisor.

Our graduate programs offer an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters an innovative and hands-on learning experience. With access to UC Merced's distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, students have the opportunity to work alongside leading scholars and engage in groundbreaking research that spans diverse disciplines. Additionally, UC Merced has forged partnerships with prominent research entities, including the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, World Cultures Institute, and the National Park Services. These partnerships open doors to intellectual, revolutionary, and cutting-edge opportunities. Your research at UC Merced will have a tangible impact.

UC Merced boasts a vibrant and tightly-knit graduate student community. Our diverse student population includes individuals from all corners of the globe. As a part of this community, your experiences and accomplishments will contribute to the campus's traditions, cultures, and the broader community at large.

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