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Supporting Graduate Students

Challenges Facing Graduate Students

Graduate education is a core priority for the University of California, Riverside and an essential driver of our research, teaching, and public service mission. Past investments in graduate education have collectively been substantial but the challenges facing individual students have been mounting for many years. UCR faculty, staff, and administrators are, by and large, graduate degree holders. We understand these challenges and are committed to working with our students to address them.

On these pages, you will find information about graduate student wages, housing, job prospects, and mental health. 

If you are looking for information on graduate recruitment, admissions, academic affairs, fellowships, grants, employment, and mentoring please visit the UCR Graduate Division website.

Graduate Student News

UC Riverside student interns working at the R'Garden in 2020. (UCR/Stan Lim)
New program aims to increase Latinx students conducting environmental research
A $342,000 grant has allowed the expansion of a UC Berkeley program to UCR.
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UC Riverside's Graduate Division winner, Claire Whitaker on March 3, 2022. (UCR/Stan Lim)
Fruit fungus for the win at Grad Slam
UC Riverside’s winner, Claire Whitaker, moves onto the UC-level competition in May.
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John Jennings-CSP and ASP 50th anniversaries illustration
50 years of Black and Chicano/Latino histories at UCR
African Student Programs, Chicano Student Programs celebrate a milestone on campus. At the center of it is student success.
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