In the latest National Research Council (NRC) report, Berkeley had the highest number of top-ranked doctoral programs in the nation.

In addition to over 100 graduate programs, Berkeley offers concurrent graduate degrees, interdisciplinary doctoral and exchange programs. UC Berkeley does not offer ad hoc joint degree programs or cotutelle agreements with other universities.

Applicants may only apply to one single degree program or one concurrent degree program per admission term.

To confirm whether there are any additional requirements for admission, visit the website of the department of your choice, or the Berkeley Academic Guide (Bulletin) for specific course listings, faculty, and detailed requirements.

A listing of M.A./Ph.D. or M.S./Ph.D. indicates that a Master’s degree may be awarded to students pursuing work toward the Ph.D. after fulfillment of the appropriate requirements. If the program does not list M.A. or M.S. separately, the program does not offer a terminal Master’s degree.

Graduate Programs Degrees Application Deadline Areas of Study
African American Studies Ph.D. December 15, 2015
Agricultural & Resource Economics Ph.D. December 1, 2015 , ,
Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Ph.D. December 9, 2015
Applied Mathematics Ph.D. December 10, 2015
Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. December 1, 2015
Architecture Ph.D., M.S., M.Arch. December 3, 2015 (for M.S., Ph.D.), December 17, 2015 (for M.Arch.)
Art Practice M.F.A. December 17, 2015
Asian Studies M.A. December 1, 2015
Astrophysics Ph.D. December 7, 2015
Bioengineering M.Eng January 6, 2016 , ,
Bioengineering (joint degree with UCSF) Joint Ph.D. December 15, 2015 , ,
Biophysics Ph.D. December 1, 2015 ,
Biostatistics Ph.D., M.A./Ph.D., M.A. December 1, 2015 ,
Buddhist Studies Ph.D. December 7, 2015
Business Administration, Evening & Weekend MBA Program M.B.A. See separate school application for dates.
Business Administration, Full-time MBA Program M.B.A. See separate school application for dates.
Business Administration, Master’s in Financial Engineering Program M.F.E. See separate school application for dates.
Business Administration, MBA for Executives M.B.A. See separate school application for dates.
Business Administration, Ph.D. Program Ph.D. December 10, 2015
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D., M.S. December 14, 2015, January 8, 2016 (for M.S. only) , ,
Chemistry Ph.D. December 1, 2015
City & Regional Planning Ph.D., M.C.P. M.C.P. deadline: December 17, 2015, Ph.D. deadline: December 3, 2015 , ,
Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 17, 2015 for M.S. and Ph.D.
January 6, 2016 for M.Eng.
Classical Archaeology Ph.D. December 9, 2015 , ,
Classics Ph.D. December 9, 2015
Comparative Biochemistry Ph.D. January 5, 2016 , ,
Comparative Literature Ph.D. December 1, 2015 ,
Computational Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2015
Computer Science Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 8, 2015 (For M.S., Ph.D, and M.S/Ph.D)
Development Practice M.D.P. January 8, 2016
Earth & Planetary Science Ph.D., M.A. December 21, 2015 (For Ph.D., and M.A 5th year UC Berkeley students only)
East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D. December 7, 2015 (For both Chinese language and Japanese language) ,
Education Ph.D., M.A., Ed.D. December 2, 2015, (For M.A, Ph.D, Cred/Ph.D)
December 2, 2015 (Teaching Cred/MA)
December 18, 2015 (Admin Services Cred/MA)
Education – Special Education (joint degree with SFSU) Joint Ph.D. December 2, 2015
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 8, 2015 (For M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D)
January 6, 2016 (M.Eng.)
February 1, 2016 (M.S 5th year UC Berkeley students only)
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (Master of Advanced Study in Integrated Circuits) M.A.S. February 1, 2016. Contact the department for Spring semester admissions
Endocrinology Ph.D., M.A. January 8, 2016, contact the department for Spring semester admissions , ,
Energy & Resources Ph.D., M.A., M.S. December 4, 2014 , ,
English Ph.D. December 15, 2015 ,
Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2015 , , , ,
Environmental Science, Policy, & Management Ph.D. December 1, 2015 , ,
Epidemiology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2015 , ,
Ethnic Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2015
Film & Media Ph.D. December 4, 2015
Folklore M.A. December 15, 2015 ,
Forestry M.F. December 1, 2015 ,
French Ph.D. December 3, 2015
German Ph.D. December 15, 2014
Health & Medical Sciences-Medical Program (joint program with UCSF) M.S. October 15, 2015 , ,
Health Services & Policy Analysis Ph.D. December 1, 2015 , , ,
Hispanic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2015
History Ph.D. December 1, 2015 ,
History of Art Ph.D. December 1, 2015 , ,
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 4, 2015 (For M.S. and Ph.D.)
January 6, 2016 (M.Eng.)
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Ph.D. December 1, 2015 , ,
Information Management & Systems Ph.D., M.I.D.S., M.I.M.S. January 6, 2016 (M.I.M.S.)
December 1, 2015 (Ph.D.)
(For M.I.D.S. see http://datascience.berkeley.edu)
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Integrative Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2015
Italian Studies Ph.D. December 17, 2015
Journalism M.J. December 1, 2015
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Ph.D., M.L.A. December 3, 2015 (Ph.D.)
December 17, 2015 (M.L.A.)
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Law J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. See Berkeley Law website
Logic & the Methodology of Science Ph.D. December 15, 2015
Materials Science & Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 7, 2015 (M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
January 6, 2016 (M.Eng.)
Mathematics Ph.D., M.A. December 10, 2015
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 2, 2015 (M.S., 5th year M.S. (UCB students only), M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
January 6, 2016 (M.Eng.)
Metabolic Biology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2015 , , ,
Microbiology Ph.D. December 1, 2015 ,
Molecular & Cell Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2015 ,
Molecular Toxicology Ph.D. December 1, 2015 , ,
Music Ph.D. December 1, 2015 , , ,
Near Eastern Studies Ph.D. December 15, 2015 , , ,
Neuroscience Ph.D. December 1, 2015 ,
Nuclear Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 15, 2015 (M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
January 6, 2016 (M.Eng.)
Optometry O.D., Certificate-OPT December 1, 2015 (O.D.)
April 15, 2016 (Certificate)
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Performance Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2015 ,
Philosophy Ph.D. January 5, 2016 ,
Physics Ph.D. December 15, 2015
Plant Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2015
Public Health M.P.H., Dr.P.H. October 1, 2015 (Online M.P.H Spring 2016 start)
December 1, 2015 (M.P.H., Dr.P.H.)
February 1, 2016 (Online M.P.H. Summer 2016 start)
May 1, 2016 (Online M.P.H. Fall 2016 start)
October 1, 2016 (Online M.P.H. Spring 2017 start)
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Public Policy Ph.D., M.P.P. December 1, 2015
Range Management M.S. December 1, 2015 ,
Rhetoric Ph.D. December 4, 2015 , ,
Romance Languages & Literatures (French, Italian, Spanish) Ph.D. December 10, 2015
Scandinavian Languages & Literatures Ph.D. January 5, 2016
Science & Mathematics Education Ph.D. December 2, 2015 ,
Slavic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 21, 2015
Sociology & Demography Ph.D. December 15, 2015
South & Southeast Asian Studies Ph.D., M.A. December 4, 2015
Statistics Ph.D., M.A. December 11, 2015
Translational Medicine (joint with UCSF) M.T.M. January 6, 2016
Urban Design M.U.D. December 17, 2015 , ,
Vision Science Ph.D. January 6, 2016 , ,

Contacting a Department

Correspond with a specific department directly by writing:
University of California, Berkeley
Graduate Student Affairs Officer, Department of (department name)
(the department mailing address and four-digit mail code)
Berkeley, CA 94720.
Remember to include the four-digit mail code (#) after the department address. If you are interested in applying to one of the concurrent degree programs be sure to contact both departments or schools involved. Please visit the Web site of the department of your choice for more information, and contact the department directly to confirm whether there are any additional requirements for admission.