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University of California, Merced

School of Natural Sciences

Merced , CA

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University of California, Merced

Overview

University of California, Merced / School of Natural Sciences is located in Merced, CA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Applied mathematics
Master of Science (MS) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Quantitative and systems biology Molecular and cellular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Master of Science (MS) Quantitative and systems biology
Master of Science (MS) Chemistry and chemical biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemistry and chemical biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 23

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Varies
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Oral defense
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

302
Applied
127
Accepted
58
Enrolled
42%

Applying

105
Application Fee - Domestic
125
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

234
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.52%
Black or African American 3.42%
White or Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.42%
Unknown 4.7%

Gender

Male (58%)
Female (41%)

Faculty

77
Total faculty
Full-time - 77
Part-time - 0
Male (47)
Female (30)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biomedical sciences; soft matter physics; applied math and computational science; environmental and biological systems; biological and materials chemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,143,597

Location & Contact

Address 5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA  95343
United States
Contact Dr. Elizabeth Dumont
Dean
Email: edumont@ucmerced.edu
Phone: 209-228-4487
Fax: 209-228-4060

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