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University of California, Merced

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Merced , CA

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University of California, Merced

Overview

University of California, Merced / School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts is located in Merced, CA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cognitive and information sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Interdisciplinary humanities
Master of Arts (MA) Interdisciplinary humanities
Master of Arts (MA) Psychological sciences
Master of Arts (MA) Sociology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Psychological sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sociology
Master of Arts (MA) Social sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
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

150
Applied
81
Accepted
36
Enrolled
54%

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

199
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 26.13%
Black or African American 3.02%
White or Caucasian 39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.5%
Two or more races 1.51%
Unknown 1.51%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

113
Total faculty
Full-time - 113
Part-time - 0
Male (56)
Female (57)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Social inequality and disparities; history and world cultures; society, politics and economies; behavioral and health-related sciences; literature, language and fine arts
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
566,638

Location & Contact

Address 5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA  95343
United States
Contact Dr. Jeffrey Gilger
Interim Dean
Email: jgilger@ucmerced.edu
Phone: 209-228-4343

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