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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

MONTEREY PARK, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 24: People attend a candlelight vigil for victims of a deadly mass shooting at a ballroom dance studio on January 24, 2023 in Monterey Park, California. Eleven people died and nine more were injured at the studio near a Lunar New Year celebration last Saturday night. Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit the predominantly Asian American community tomorrow. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Asian American shootings: This is ‘not an exception’ and other issues that need to be discussed
Farm working, mental health, and social and cultural barriers that some Asian American communities face.
 
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Beginning of an ayahuasca healing ceremony at the Takiwasi Center for Drug Addiction Rehabilitation and Research on Traditional Medicines in Tarapoto, Perú. (Photo courtesy of Takiwasi Center)
Music and ayahuasca’s role in treating substance use disorders in men
UC Riverside researcher finds the crucial role icaros, traditional Peruvian songs, play during ayahuasca healing ceremonies.
 
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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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