M.Sc. On Campus


University of California, Merced

12 months
11502 USD/year
11502 USD/year
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Bioengineering at University of California, Merced is an exciting area involved with the development of new technologies for the characterization, manipulation and design of biological systems from the molecular to the organismal levels. 


The Bioengineering Graduate Group at University of California, Merced offers a vibrant research and training program for master-level and doctoral students who want to explore cutting-edge solutions to a variety of life sciences problems ranging from fundamental biological processes to biotechnological, clinical and healthcare applications in which the overarching principle is to apply the newest methods and approaches for scientific inquiry.

Key Features 

  • UC Merced Bioengineering faculty offer research opportunities in many topics across these four areas, including: biosensors; engineering of biological nanomachines; control of gene expression; assembly and function of biomembranes.
  • Molecular bases of inflammation; smart drug delivery systems; drug design; polymer gels in marine chemistry and lung disease; mechano-biology; phototaxis in algae; genome editing.

Programme Structure

Research Areas

  • Molecular and Cell Biophysics
  • Synthetic Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Biological Imaging and Spectroscopy
  • Biological Modeling and Simulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a major appropriate to the proposed graduate program. This degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent both in the distribution of academic subject matter and scholarship achievement comparable to that offered at the University of California.
  • Have a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) is required.
  • Provide Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. The GRE general exam is required. Applicants should arrange to have GRE scores sent electronically to the UC Merced Graduate Division office. For additional information, please visit The GRE institution code for UC Merced is 4129.
  • Provide TOEFL or IELTS test scores (international students only). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5751 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5751 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Merced

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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