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, 2016
Agricultural & Resource Economics Ph.D. December 1, 2016 , ,
Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Ph.D. December 9, 2016
Applied Mathematics Ph.D. December 9, 2016
Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. December 1, 2016
Architecture Ph.D., M.S., M.Arch. December 7, 2016 (M.S., Ph.D.), December 14, 2016 (M.Arch.)
Art Practice M.F.A. December 16, 2016
Asian Studies M.A. December 1, 2016
Astrophysics Ph.D. December 5, 2016
Bioengineering M.Eng January 6, 2017 , ,
Bioengineering (joint degree with UCSF) Joint Ph.D. December 15, 2016 , ,
Biophysics Ph.D. December 1, 2016 ,
Biostatistics Ph.D., M.A./Ph.D., M.A. December 1, 2016 ,
Buddhist Studies Ph.D. December 5, 2016
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 1, 2016
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D., M.S. December 12, 2016 (Ph.D), January 6, 2017 (M.S.) , ,
Chemistry Ph.D. December 1, 2016
City & Regional Planning Ph.D., M.C.P. December 7, 2016 (P.h.D), December 14, 2016 (M.C.P.) , ,
Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 16, 2016 (M.S. and Ph.D).
January 6, 2017 (M.Eng)
Classical Archaeology Ph.D. December 9, 2016 , ,
Classics Ph.D. December 9, 2016
Comparative Biochemistry Ph.D. January 5, 2017 , ,
Comparative Literature Ph.D. December 1, 2016 ,
Computational Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2016
Computer Science Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 15, 2016
Earth & Planetary Science Ph.D., M.A. December 21, 2016 (Ph.D., and 5th-year M.A UC Berkeley students only)
East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D. December 5, 2016 (Chinese language and Japanese language) ,
Education Ph.D., M.A. (The online application for admission will become available on October 31, 2016)
December 1, 2016, (M.A, Ph.D, Cred/Ph.D)
December 1, 2016 (Teaching Cred/MA)
December 16, 2016 (Admin Services Cred/MA)
Education – Special Education (joint degree with SFSU) Joint Ph.D. (The online application for admission will become available on October 31, 2016)
December 1, 2016 (Joint Ph.D.)
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 15, 2016 (M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D)
January 6, 2017 (M.Eng.)
March 15, 2017 (5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (Master of Advanced Study in Integrated Circuits) M.A.S. May 1, 2017. Contact the department for Spring semester admissions
Endocrinology Ph.D., M.A. January 06, 2017, contact the department for Spring semester admissions , ,
Energy & Resources Ph.D., M.A., M.S. December 2, 2016 , ,
English Ph.D. December 15, 2016 ,
Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2016 , , , ,
Environmental Science, Policy, & Management Ph.D. December 1, 2016 , ,
Epidemiology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2016 , ,
Ethnic Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2016
Film & Media Ph.D. December 5, 2016
Folklore M.A. December 15, 2016 ,
Forestry M.F. December 1, 2016 ,
French Ph.D. December 1, 2016
German Ph.D. December 15, 2016
Global Studies (Pending Approval) M.A. (The online application for admission will become available on November 1, 2016 for UC Berkeley students only)
January 15, 2017
Health & Medical Sciences-Medical Program (joint program with UCSF) M.S. February 28, 2017 , ,
Health Services & Policy Analysis Ph.D. December 1, 2016 , , ,
Hispanic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2016
History Ph.D. December 1, 2016 ,
History of Art Ph.D. December 1, 2016 , ,
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 2, 2016 (M.S. and Ph.D.)
January 6, 2017 (M.Eng.)
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Ph.D. December 1, 2016 , ,
Information Management & Systems Ph.D., M.I.D.S., M.I.M.S. December 1, 2016 (Ph.D.)
January 4, 2017 (M.I.M.S.)
(For M.I.D.S. see http://datascience.berkeley.edu)
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Integrative Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2016
Italian Studies Ph.D. December 16, 2016
Journalism M.J. December 1, 2016
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Ph.D., M.L.A. December 7, 2016 (Ph.D.)
December 14, 2016 (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 9, 2016
Materials Science & Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 5, 2016 (M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
October 17, 2016 (5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
January 6, 2017 (M.Eng.)
Mathematics Ph.D., M.A. December 9, 2016
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 2, 2016 (M.S., 5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only, M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
January 6, 2017 (M.Eng.)
Metabolic Biology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2016 , , ,
Microbiology Ph.D. December 1, 2016 ,
Molecular & Cell Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2016 ,
Molecular Toxicology Ph.D. December 1, 2016 , ,
Music Ph.D. December 1, 2016 , , ,
Near Eastern Studies Ph.D. December 15, 2016 , , ,
Neuroscience Ph.D. December 1, 2016 ,
Nuclear Engineering Ph.D., M.Eng December 15, 2016 (Ph.D.)
January 6, 2017 (M.Eng.)
M.S. and M.S./Ph.D are closed for Fall 2017 admissions.
Optometry O.D., Certificate-OPT April 15, 2017 (Certificate)
(For O.D. see http://optometry.berkeley.edu)
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Performance Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2016 ,
Philosophy Ph.D. January 5, 2017 ,
Physics Ph.D. December 15, 2016
Plant Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2016
Public Affairs M.P.A. Please see MPA Application Instructions
Public Health M.P.H., Dr.P.H. December 1, 2016 (M.P.H., Dr.P.H.)
October 1, 2016 (Online M.P.H Spring 2017 start)
February 1, 2017 (Online M.P.H. Summer 2017 start)
May 1, 2017 (Online M.P.H. Fall 2017 start)
October 1, 2017 (Online M.P.H. Spring 2018 start)
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Public Policy Ph.D., M.P.P. December 01, 2016 (M.P.P. and Ph.D.)
Range Management M.S. December 1, 2016 ,
Rhetoric Ph.D. December 5, 2016 , ,
Romance Languages & Literatures (French, Italian, Spanish) Ph.D. December 8, 2016
Scandinavian Languages & Literatures Ph.D. January 3, 2017
Science & Mathematics Education Ph.D. December 2, 2016 ,
Slavic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 21, 2016
Sociology & Demography Ph.D. December 15, 2016
South & Southeast Asian Studies Ph.D., M.A. December 9, 2016
Statistics Ph.D., M.A. December 16, 2016
Translational Medicine (joint with UCSF) M.T.M. January 6, 2017
Urban Design M.U.D. December 14, 2016 , ,
Vision Science Ph.D. December 15, 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.