Graduate Studies

Graduate education at UC Merced is organized around multi-disciplinary graduate groups that emphasize a highly interdisciplinary approach to research and scholarship.

UC Merced offers multidisciplinary educational opportunities for students who want to be at the forefront of research. The school offers cutting-edge masters and doctoral programs as well as distinctive emphases within the Individual Graduate Program (IGP).

The faculties of the three current schools have committed to work together to provide course offerings and research experiences that transcend disciplinary boundaries and attack important real-world problems.

Masters of Science (M.S.)

  • Applied Mathematics*
  • Biological Engineering and Small-scale Technologies (BEST)*
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Environmental Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering*
  • Physics*
  • Quantitative and System Biology (QSB)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

  • Applied Mathematics*
  • Biological Engineering and Small-scale Technologies (BEST)*
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Environmental Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering*
  • Physics*
  • Quantitative and System Biology (QSB)

Graduate Training Programs

Joint UC Davis - UC Merced Program: Atmospheric Aerosols & Health

* Area of study within the Independent Graduate Program.