Just having a bachelor’s degree does not guarantee admittance to a UCR graduate program, since the number of qualified applicants annually exceeds the number of spaces available. As a result, many well-qualified applicants cannot be accommodated.
Bachelor’s or First Degree Equivalent
A bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution. The degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent in subject matter and scholarship to that offered by the University of California.
A minimum of a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or B-equivalent (if GPA is not on a 4.0 scale). We recommend that you check with the graduate program as they may have a higher standard for their GPA requirements. If your GPA is below this, follow up with the graduate program you are interested. Applications are reviewed in their entirety and the program can look at your other components and advise you on potential admission.
Graduate Program Standards
Meeting the graduate program’s admission standards and program requirements to receive a recommendation for admission. All applications are initially reviewed by the graduate program before being put forward to the Graduate Division for final approval.