Master's Degree

Master’s Degree

A Master’s degree is a post-secondary degree that allows students to have a more concentrated curriculum that is different from their undergraduate program. For most programs, we offer 2 MS plans, Plan I which requires a written thesis and Plan II which requires a project/capstone/examination. Typically, a minimum of 24 units are required for a MS degree at UC Merced and a minimum of 1 year of full time study beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Each graduate program is different and you should visit the graduate program website to inquire about which plans are offered and the requirements.