Welcome to the University of California, Merced!
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 as well as the personalized attention of an intimate campus setting.
UC Merced graduate studies offer an interdisciplinary curriculum that is designed to provide an “innovative” and “hands-on” learning approach. 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 institutes 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. You can contribute to the scholarly activity and research at UC Merced!
In addition, UC Merced has a vibrant and close knit graduate student community. Our student population is very 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.
We are very excited that you are considering UC Merced for your graduate education! We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
*UC Merced Graduate Application Deadline: January 15