Our graduate programs offer an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide an innovative and hands-on learning experience. Students have access to UC Merced's distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Working alongside leading scholars, students can participate in groundbreaking research that crosses and links a wide array of disciplines. Also, UC Merced has created partnerships with signature research entities, such as the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, World Cultures Institute, and the National Park Services. These partnerships offer intellectual, revolutionary and cutting-edge opportunities. At UC Merced, your research makes a difference.