208
Students
Small town
Small Town
Setting
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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) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Quantitative and systems 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
Master of Science (MS) Applied mathematics

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 18

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

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Varies
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

293
Applied
131
Accepted
51
Enrolled
45%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
110
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

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: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

208
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.87%
Black or African American 2.4%
White or Caucasian 36%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 11.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.48%
Two or more races 3.85%
Unknown 4.33%

Gender

Male (63%)
Female (36%)

Faculty

71
Total faculty
Full-time (71)
Part-time (0)
Male (44)
Female (27)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Computational science, soft matter physics, applied math, environmental and biological systems, biological and materials chemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,247,457

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