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graduate programs

ph.d. | m.s.


A vibrant research and training program for master-level and doctoral students who want to explore cutting-edge solutions to a variety of life sciences problems ranging from fundamental biological processes to biotechnological, clinical and healthcare applications in which the overarching principle is to apply the newest methods and approaches for scientific inquiry.

electrical engineering & computer science

UC Merced's fast-growing Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) graduate group offers individualized, research oriented courses of study. Students pursue interdisciplinary cutting-edge reseach in EECS, leading to either master's of science or doctoral degrees. Our world class faculty members pursue research in computer engineering and electrical engineering topics.

environmental systems

Tackle the most challenging problems facing our planet – water, soil, climate, energy and resources. Through understanding the Earth as an integrated system of atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere that intersects human society, ES students are uniquely poised to address critical research needs of the environment and its sustainability.

materials & biomaterials science & engineering

Apply the tools of nanotechnology to create transformative nano materials with exciting new properties through the implementation of nano-scale and/or bio-inspired devices for applications in human health, green energy, artificial intelligence, and environmental sensing. MBSE students will be exposed to, and benefit from, a thoroughly multidisciplinary training that synergistically incorporates elements from engineering, physics, chemistry and biology.

mechanical engineering

A multidisciplinary research and training program for M.S. and Ph.D.-seeking students who want to be at the forefront of new methods of solving mechanical problems at various length and time scales.

management of complex systems

The Ph.D. in Management of Complex Systems (MCS) is designed to educate a new generation of management scholars with depth in analytical methods and a focus on complexity as the driving force behind issues in management of human-technology systems and in management of coupled human-natural systems.

master of management

management of innovation, sustainability and technology

This 12-month program complements an undergraduate degree with a competitive set of practical, project-based management skills for addressing the cross-functional challenges commonly faced by professionals in for-profit and non-profit enterprises and public organizations. Particular focus is paid to management problems associated with the San Jaoquin Valley.