Why Berkeley

Being a graduate student at Berkeley means being part of something special. A diverse community of change-makers known worldwide for innovation, exploration, and academic excellence.

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Our Programs

Browse our program list and find your match!

With more than 120 graduate programs representing the breadth and depth of UC Berkeley’s interdisciplinary scholarship, there’s a program that’s right for you.

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Current Students

We're here to help you locate campus resources and get you the help you need. Browse our resource list or set up an appointment for one-on-one assistance.

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Our Students

Brilliant graduate students are a critical part of Berkeley’s identity.

In this video, see how Chancellor’s Fellow Kendall Calhoun Ph.D. ’23 connects with faculty and undergraduates, conducting field research with the goal of creating more resilient habitats and ecosystems. Like many outstanding Berkeley graduate students, his work helps to drive research excellence and inspires undergraduates, opening their minds to greater possibilities.

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Professional Development

We've helped countless graduate and professional students prepare for careers they never considered

Career preparation only starts in the classroom. We’re here to help you explore career paths and purse the profession that matches your interests and strength. Explore our workshops, or set up a one-on-one consultation today.

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News & Upcoming Events

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Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

March 29, 2023

In recognition of the important contributions, impact, and value of our 13,000+ academic and professional graduate students at UC Berkeley, we are pleased to celebrate Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week April 5-11, 2023.  

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Don’t Miss Grad Slam! Announcing the Seven Berkeley Grad Slam Semi-finalists

March 22, 2023

Cheer on our seven Grad Slam Semi-finalists as they present their three-minute research talks in our virtual Grad Slam championship! This year’s event will be live-streamed, and we want you to join in as part of our virtual audience.

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Finding community amongst world-class researchers

March 22, 2023

My name is Ali, and I’m a 4th year PhD student in Science and Math Education, and I thought you might want to hear directly from a student what it’s like to study at UC Berkeley.

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Berkeley is a Fulbright Top Producing Institution — Meet Two Recipients

March 21, 2023

For decades, The Fulbright Program(opens in a new tab) has offered students the opportunity to research and teach a variety of new and exciting topics while fostering international diplomacy and absorbing a broad array of cultures.


Got Writing Skills? Discover Writing Career Paths for Graduate Students

March 7, 2023

When it comes to thinking about writing-related careers, most of us immediately think of publishing and editing. While there are certainly a lot of career opportunities in these fields, writing…


R Data Visualization

April 04, 2023

This workshop will provide an introduction to graphics in R with ggplot2. Participants will learn how to construct, customize, and export a variety of plot types in order to visualize…

Bears for Financial Success: Investment Workshop with Terry O’Dean

April 04, 2023

Led by experienced Haas School of Business Professor Terry O’Dean, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your financial future. You’ll leave with the information…

Graduate Student Spring Mixer

April 05, 2023

To kick off Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, we’d like to invite all UC Berkeley graduate students — master’s, professional, and doctoral, to join us at the Campanile for…

Bears For Financial Success: Industry Salary Negotiation

April 05, 2023

Are you a student looking to enter the workforce after graduation? Join us for an Industry Salary Negotiation Workshop with the UC Berkeley Career Center’s Debra Behrens! This workshop is…

Coffee and Donuts – Residence Life

April 06, 2023

Residence Life is giving away coffee and donuts in the graduate study center at UVA while supplies last. Graduate and Professional students will be able to enter a raffle to…


File Thesis or Dissertation (Spring 2023 Deadline)

May 12, 2023

This is the deadline for students seeking a spring degree. We recommend that your faculty committee review your thesis 30-60 days prior to your anticipated filing date. For instructions on…

File Thesis or Dissertation (Summer 2023 Deadline)

August 11, 2023

This is the deadline for students seeking a summer degree. We recommend that your faculty committee review your thesis 30-60 days prior to your anticipated filing date. For instructions on…