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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

Poster-SciComm@UCR student video competition
Science communication competition — it’s on!
Graduate and undergraduate students in STEM fields are encouraged to participate in this inaugural multimedia event.
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Police officer Paul Dombrowski, with the University of California Riverside Police Department, rides with Jet Wilbur, 6, front, and Claire Canale, 4, as they both ride donated bicycles at the Oban Family Housing at UC Riverside on Friday, September 17, 2021. Officer Dombrowski helped raise money from the department’s officers and staff to purchase the bikes for the children. (UCR/Stan Lim)
UCR police donate bikes to UCR’s family housing unit
Thanks to the donation, Oban Family Housing now has a bike-share program.
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Dena Plemmons
Dena Plemmons: Research ethics are top of mind
UCR is the first of two UC campuses to have a fully funded research ethics program.
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