University of California, Riverside

Graduate Division


Graduate Division – Quality, Diversity, Opportunity

The graduate programs offered by the University of California, Riverside attract some of the great minds in the sciences and arts, incubating new ideas, contributing to the local quality of life and educating the future leaders of California. UC Riverside is a place where bold ideas flourish, where people from different walks of life come together to pursue their interests and their dreams. The University offers its students and faculty the support, resources and inspiration to explore, discover and contribute new knowledge and the opportunity to go on to lead fulfilling, relevant careers and rewarding lives as citizens and leaders. Check out these videos to see what our students are involved in:  Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, Engineering, Natural and Agricultural Sciences.  Then apply for admission!


UC Riverside graduate student Holly Mayton is one of three recipients on campus of the Global Food Initiative Fellowships given by UC this year.

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Workshop in Data Science and Visualization

fields workshop


A group of University of California, Riverside graduate students has created a blog written in English and Spanish devoted to the Salton Sea to raise awareness to the scientific and policy questions affecting the body of water.

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Bioengineering Graduate Student Elected as Associate Chair for Prestigious International Meeting on Cutting Edge Science and Engineering

Ms. Jillian M. Larsen, a Ph.D. student in the Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate Program, working in the group of Prof. Vullev, was elected to serve as an Associate Chair for the 2017 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) in Photochemistry. As a part of the Gordon Research Conferences, GRSs involve predominantly graduate students and postdocs as participants. The Gordon Conferences are highly prestigious international meetings that focus on various cutting-edge areas of science and engineering. The chairs and the associated chairs for the GRS are accomplished postdocs or graduate students who have demonstrated a high potential for success in the specific field. For the 2017 Photochemistry GRS, the chair will be Mr. Wesley Swords, a Ph.D. student in Chemistry from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Ms. Jillian Larsen will be the Associated Chair. The Chair and the Associated Chair of the 2015 Photochemistry GRS (from whom Wesley and Jillian are taking over) were Dr. John Swierk from Yale University and Dr. Erinn Brigham from UNC, Chapel Hill.

New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum

Sociology graduate student Ian Breckenridge-Jackson just published a news piece on the Lower Ninth Ward Living History Museum (which he co-directs and helped to found). So far, it appears in Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and The Conversation!


Graduate Students at Large Hadron Collider

Check out what Jesse Heilman and Elizabeth Kennedy, Physics Department, are working on in Cern, Switzerland at and by reading


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Graduate Division
University Office Building

Tel: (951) 827-4302
Fax: (951) 827-2238