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Graduate Preparation Program (GPP)

University of California, Riverside
Program overview
11 months
Full time
Foundation / Pathway program
Start dates
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)
September 2022  (English)

Program description

Graduate Preparation Program (GPP)

Secure Your Academic Future in the Graduate Preparation Programs (GPP)!

GPP prepares you for future graduate study. If you have completed your third year of undergraduate study, the programs allow you to complete your fourth and final year at UC Riverside. You may choose from a variety of disciplines, and take courses alongside UCR-matriculated students. You will gain UCR academic credits that count toward your home university undergraduate degrees. You will also have the opportunity to apply for Master's and Ph.D. programs at UCR.

Admission requirements

TOEFL 550 PBT, 80 iBT, or IELTS 6.5; 3.0 GPA average for the final two years

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Program content

Choose the major that best suits your field of interest:

  • Engineering (GPP-E)

– Bioengineering

– Chemical and Environmental Engineering

– Computer Science

– Computer Engineering

– Electrical Engineering

– Materials Science and Engineering

– Mechanical Engineering

  • Business (MBPP)
  • Chemistry (GPP-C)
  • Physics (GPP-P)
  • Math (GPP-M)
  • Statistics (GPP-S)
  • Botany (GPP-B)
  • Public Policy (GPP-PPL)

All programs include a 6-week Graduate Academic Skills Preparation Program to prepare you for entry into an American classroom. This course also includes GRE and GMAT preparation courses to help you with the graduate application process.


Who Can Attend

  • Prerequisites:

– Must have completed 3 years of an undergraduate degree or hold a 3-year Bachelor’s degree.

– Competitive GPA with a minimum 3.0.

– TOEFL score of 550PBT (80iBT) or IELTS score of 6.5.

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University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside

Located 80 kilometers east of Los Angeles, in the heart of beautiful sunny Southern California, the University of California, Riverside (UCR), is one of 10 campuses within the prestigious University of California system, one of the nation’s premier public institutions...

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University of California, Riverside

1200 University Avenue
92507 Riverside California

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