|Enrollment (Fall 2013)||Doctoral||Master’s||Total|
|Overall||5,745 (56%)||4,508 (44%)||10,253|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||104|
|U.S. Graduate Students||Doctoral||Master’s||Total|
|All other states||960||441||1,401|
|International Graduate Students||Doctoral||Master’s||Total|
|77 other countries||173||151||324|
Berkeley offers 101 graduate majors (master’s and doctoral), 93 of which grant doctoral degrees.
|Letters & Science (all divisions)||2,676||87||2,763|
|Arts & Humanities||731||15||746|
|Mathematics & Physical Sciences||557.5||40||597.5|
* The most doctoral degrees awarded in the nation.
** National data not yet available.
First positions of students who graduated between 2008-09 to 2011-12 (based on a survey conducted 12-18 months after graduation).
|Business (for profit)||538||22%|
|College or university*||1,469||60%||tenure-track faculty||467||32%|
|Hospital/clinic||28||1%||non-tenure track faculty||161||11%|
*First positions taken by Berkeley Ph.D.s who went into academia
Costs of graduate education at Berkeley (for academic graduate students).
|Student services fee||972||972|
|Campus fees and health insurance||2,988||2,988|
|Nonresident supplemental tuition (NRST)1||15,102|
|Subtotal (all fees and NRST)2||15,180||30,282|
|Living expenses (academic year only)3||22,600||22,600|
|Summer (living expenses and fees)||5,000||5,000|
1 NRST is $12,245 for majors with professional degree supplemental tuition
2 Some majors have supplemental fees
3 See financial aid website for up-to-date living expenses
Campuswide multi-year fellowships:
Berkeley offers several prestigious multi-year awards for the most highly qualified entering doctoral students, including:
Sciences/Engineering multi-year packages include:
These awards are offered to doctoral students of outstanding achievement and potential through a highly competitive selection process conducted by a campuswide faculty committee.
Other sources of graduate student support for entering and continuing students:
Departmental support packages:
Continuing students may also apply for fellowship support from the Graduate Division, including:
National Research Council
The National Research Council (NRC) has found that Berkeley continues to be one of the nation’s most preeminent universities for doctoral studies. In the latest study, Berkeley had the highest number of top-ranked doctoral programs in the nation, based on a regression analysis involving 20 criteria from more than 5,000 programs at 212 institutions (http://nationalacademies.org/nrc/)
|Number of programs ranked within a range that extends into the top ten:|
|1||University of California, Berkeley||48 of 52|
|2||Harvard||47 of 52|
|3||Stanford||40 of 47|
|Number of programs ranked within a range that extends into the top five:|
|1||University of California, Berkeley||43|
|Number of programs assigned an upper range of first place:|
|2||University of California, Berkeley||16|
Berkeley's placement in the latest USNWR graduate school rankings.
|1st Place||Chemistry, Computer Science, English, History, Public Policy, and Sociology|
|2nd Place||Biological Sciences, Psychology, Statistics, and Mathematics|
|3rd Place||Engineering and Earth Sciences|
|5th Place||Physics and Economics|
|6th Place||Political Science and Public Affairs|
|7th Place||Business and Social Welfare|
|8th Place||Public Health|
The 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities, compiled by the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, rates UC Berkeley number three in the world (after Harvard and Standford). Berkeley was the top-ranked public university. The ranking compared 500 higher education institutions worldwide, public and private.
|National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (cumulative 2004-2013)|
|1||University of California, Berkeley||1,298|
|2||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||1,133|
|5||University of Michigan||510|
|6||University of Washington||410|
|9||Georgia Institute of Technology||271|
|10||California Institute of Technology||265|
Counts represent the number of NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award offers to students who indicated each institution as their first choice for graduate school during the period 2004-2013, from the total 13,587 awards made during the 10-year period. The metric shows the choices of the nation's top science and engineering graduate students, reflecting which institutions they believe offer them the best graduate research opportunities.
|Ford Foundation Preodctoral Fellowships (cumulative 1986-2011)|
|University of California, Berkeley||105|
|University of California, Los Angeles||71|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||73|
|University of Texas, Austin||46|
|Nobel Prize winners||20|
|MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" recipients||39|
|National Medal of Science recipients||30|
Berkeley doctoral alumni, surveyed 5 to 45 years after graduation, report very high level of satisfaction with their graduate education and the value of their Ph.D.s:
The Berkeley Graduate Profile is produced by the Institutional Research and External Relations units in the Graduate Division (grad.berkeley.edu).
Last Updated: February 4, 2014 12:14 PM