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MM - Admissions, Tuition and Financial Aid

Admissions Summary:

Download our MM admissions process (pdf) checklist, and visit the Graduate Division website for complete admissions & application information.


  • 3 letters of recommendation - download and use this template (.docx)
  • Professional resume
  • Written statement of purpose in response to provided admission questions
  • TOEFL if the candidate's highest undergraduate/graduate degree was obtained from a country where English is not the official langauge; a skype interview will be required for international applicants. The minimum requirments for TOEFL is 550 on the paper test or 80 on the TOEFL iBT (internet-Based Testing); for the IELTS it is a score of at least 7. Click here for more information on international applications.

Deadline: Priority Application Deadline - December 15 (for international students and consideration for fellowship awards). Thereafter, MM applications will be reviewed until the Regular Application Deadline - February 15. 

Decision: Priority Admission Notification - February 1; Regular Admission Notification - April 1.

Submit: All documents here.

MM Tuition and Fees (AY 2019/20)*
  Totals Fall 2019 Spring 2020
PDST (Professional Program) 21,000.00 10,500.00 10,500.00
Resident Tuition* 11,442.00 5,721.00 5,721.00
Student Services* 1,128.00 564.00 564.00
GSHIP (Health Insurance) 2,756.74 1,148.64 1,608.10
Campus Fees 637.00 318.50 318.50
Resident Total: 36,963.74 18,252.14 18,711.60
Non-Resident Tuition*   7,551.00 7,551.00
Non-Resident Total: 52,065.74 25,803.14 26,262.60

*Tentative pending approval by UC Regents

Tuition & Fees Information:

The table above shows the total cost of enrollment by fee category and by resident status. The total for 2019-20 is $36,964 (CA resident) and $52,066 (non-resident). These totals do not include living expenses (annual estimates for Merced CA are $14,223 for housing/meals and $2,393 for transportation but do include course materials, which are included in the PDST fee.

The "professional degree supplemental tuition" (PDST) is a program enrollment fee that is standard to professional degrees. For 2019 this fee is $21,000, and will increase by 5% each year. The PDST fees provide support for administrative, instructional, and physical infrastructure. Consistent with UC policy, 33% of the fee revenue generated will be used for financial aid for students enrolled in the program, and the remaining revenue will be used to cover program-related operating expenses.

The professional degree supplemental tuition (PDST), supports among other costs, the following:

Specialized educational offerings: The PDST resources will be used to provide the professionally-oriented curricula designed for our M.M. students, including the integrative “capstone” team project and local and global trips in the Summer semester. In addition to our ladder-rank faculty, qualified leaders from industry will serve as advisors and lecturers for both breadth courses and the summer capstone project course.

Specialized student services: As with comparable top professional programs, our M.M. students will receive tailored, high quality career placement, student cohort development, and high-impact professional and networking services.

Student financial aid: As per Regent’s policy, we will use 33% of the PDST funds for student financial aid. This aid will allow us to attract the most talented students and assist those who would otherwise be unable to attend.


Financial Aid Information:

Fellowships are available by need and merit.

Please send financial-aid questions to: with subject header "Seeking additional UCM Master of Management tuition information"