Graduate education at UC Merced is organized around graduate programs that emphasize a highly interdisciplinary approach to research and scholarship.
The faculties of the three schools are committed to working together to provide course offerings and research experiences that transcend disciplinary boundaries and attack important real-world problems.
The School of Engineering hosts four graduate programs. While students are educated in a particular discipline, they have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary research and collaboration if they so desire. Graduate study at UC Merced involves working closely with one or more professors, so prospective applicants should carefully consult the faculty list for current research topics.
Additional information about each graduate program, participating faculty and current research areas is available on their respective websites:
- Biological Engineering and Small-scale Technologies (BEST)
- Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)
- Environmental Systems (ES)
- Mechanical Engineering (ME).
Graduate financial support can come in the form of internal and external fellowships, scholarships, graduate student researcher appointments, graduate student teaching appointments and loans. For fellowship consideration, please apply by the deadline for the current semester.
Several forms of financial support are available to facilitate a graduate education at UC Merced. Most forms of support are granted for merit, while others are granted for financial need or a combination of merit and need. Financial support for graduate students is in large part provided by the Graduate Division. The Office of Financial Aid coordinates with the Graduate Division to provide all forms of student support.