University of California Riverside


A University of Distinction and Diversity

Located on nearly 1,200 scenic acres in Inland Southern California and distinguished by more than 60 years of high-impact research, UCR is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities. One of the most diverse, inclusive institutions within the prestigious 10 campus University of California system, UCR serves as an incubator of new knowledge, an engine of social mobility, and an economic powerhouse.

UCR’s three colleges offer a wide range of academic and research subjects: The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, with nine departments; The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, with 20 departments; and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, with 13 departments. We are home to four professional schools: School of Business, Graduate School of Education, School of Medicine, and School of Public Policy, as well as 23 interdisciplinary research centers.

Currently, home to approximately 23,000 students and 1,100 institutional faculty, the campus is rapidly expanding. To support the addition of hundreds of new faculty and students, the first of two Multidisciplinary Research Buildings is already under construction. New campus student housing, dining, retail, and recreational facilities will be added in the next few years. Explore more of our new developments.

UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreations sites, as well as desert, mountain, and coastal destinations.



The University of California, Riverside will transform the lives of the diverse people of California, the nation, and the world through the discovery, communication, translation, application, and preservation of knowledge – thereby enriching the state’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental future.

Some Quick Facts

  • 101 Bachelor's Degrees
  • 55 Master's Degrees
  • 42 Ph.D'sAerial view of California coast and Dana Point harbor in Orange County on a sunny day.
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Master of Public Policy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Riverside

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at the UCR School of Public Policy is the first such graduate program being offered by a major research university in Inland Southern California. [+]


Through our two-year full-time program, you can choose to specialize in a broad variety of fields. Specialization can take the form of a concentration within coursework, in the capstone project, in one’s internship, or in any combination of these. Concentrations are available in the following areas:

Environmental and resource Health Education Urban Inequality and poverty Race and immigration Application Checklist

We are currently accepting applications from both domestic and international applicants. The program is open for admission to those who have successfully completed:

Undergraduate courses in microeconomics, statistics, and an introduction to politics and government, or equivalent courses (students may still be admitted with course deficiencies) A bachelor's degree (or an approved equivalent from an accredited institution) with minimum 3.0 GPA ... [-]


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92521 Riverside, California, USA