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Graduate programs in the natural sciences are among the many UC Merced graduate programs included in the newest U.S. News rankings of Best Graduate Schools.
March 20, 2018
At less than 13 years old, UC Merced’s rising national reputation has extended to its Graduate Division, with several science and engineering programs now ranked.
The campus is preparing for the largest graduating class of roughly 1,200 candidates who are eligible to participate in the weekend’s ceremonies.
March 12, 2018

The University of California, Merced, has selected political commentator and public affairs professional Maria Cardona and civic leader and entrepreneur Lenny Mendonca to deliver keynote addresses at...

March 5, 2018
UC Merced scientists identified a protein in brain cells that's essential for producing key features of alcohol addiction.
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The Applied Mathematics Graduate Program (AMGP) at UC Merced offers an interdisciplinary research and training emphasis leading to Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

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The academic and research programs in the School of Natural Sciences create the environment for excellence in student achievement and cutting-edge research in the broad areas of life, physical and environmental sciences.

The Life & Environmental Sciences (LES) group brings together a broadly experienced faculty with a common interest in interdisciplinary research and education in natural and human-impacted Earth systems.

Molecular cell biology involves the use of cellular and molecular biology to solve real-world problems. Molecular cell biologists study a broad spectrum of problems across several disciplines.

Physics at UC Merced leverages our unique academic atmosphere that fosters interdisciplinary research - connecting the physical sciences to life sciences, material sciences and engineering.