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Frequently Asked Questions

Now accepting applications for the Graduate Program

Priority Admission Deadline: December 15, 2017
Further details about admission requirements, and how to apply online, can be found on the Graduate Division website at:  http://graduate.ucr.edu/grad_admissions.html

Will I be considered for admission even if my GRE scores fall below the requirements for admission and fellowships?
Your application may still be considered for both admission and fellowships; however, we would have to justify why we would admit you when your scores do not meet the minimum requirements.  We factor in a combination of all application materials, so if you lack in one area but excel in another, there is still a chance for acceptance into the program.

I won’t have my GRE scores until after January 5, will I still be considered for admission?
Yes.  As long as we have your application and supporting materials in on time, GRE scores can be submitted through the beginning of January. However, test scores can take several weeks to get to us from the time you took the test so it should be taken before December.

Can I apply for a master’s degree in Ethnic Studies?
The department does not offer a stand-alone M.A. degree in Ethnic Studies.

Is there a Foreign Language Requirement?
No.  There is no formal language requirement; however, in certain cases a foreign language may be required if it is deemed necessary to the student’s research.

Where should I submit my application materials?
Instructions for completing the Online Application for Graduate Admission using UC Riverside’s Graduate Application System can be found on the Graduate Division website at: http://graduate.ucr.edu/online_app.html