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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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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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Exciting Renovations at the Inclusive Excellence Hub

February 22, 2024

Over the last four months, you may have walked by 2515 Channing Way and noticed work crews, painters, and even cement trucks. The Inclusive Excellence Hub, a vibrant and inclusive community space for underrepresented graduate students, was getting an update.

GSR position available with Dr. Lisa Garcia Bedolla

February 21, 2024

Lisa García Bedolla is Berkeley’s Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division, and a Professor in the School of Education. She uses the tools of social…

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Full of Anticipation

February 21, 2024

Dear Graduate Student Community, I hope 2024 and your Spring semester are off to a strong start. I know it can be hard to balance your course load, personal life,…

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How to Complete Your Grad Student Tax Return (and Understand It, Too!)

February 20, 2024

Are you intimidated by the prospect of preparing your grad student tax return? Are you confused by the tax forms you received from your institution or funding agency – or the forms you didn’t?

Gain Experience and Make Connections in the Publishing Industry

February 14, 2024

The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Graduate Division are pleased to invite applications from Berkeley Ph.D. students in the humanities and…


Career Lab: Interviewing Skills (foundational advice and practice for all types of jobs)

February 28, 2024

The aim of this workshop is to make the conventions of interviewing more transparent and provide basic strategies for your success in presenting yourself to employers. You do not need…

Excel Data Analysis: Charts, Pivot Tables, and VLOOKUP

February 29, 2024

This three-hour workshop will cover charts in more detail, review pivot tables, and the widely-used VLOOKUP function. We recommend first taking the introductory workshop Excel Data Analysis: Introduction.

R Machine Learning with tidymodels: Parts 2 of 2

February 29, 2024

This two-part workshop provides an introduction to machine learning algorithms using the tidymodels package. It covers what machine learning is, which problems it is most and least equipped to address, and explores the tidymodels framework…

Python Fundamentals: Parts 2 of 3

February 29, 2024

This three-part interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be…

Career Clinic: Mock Interviews – practice and feedback

March 04, 2024

This clinic is intended for STEM graduate students and postdocs who are CURRENTLY on the job market or planning to be in the fall. Get feedback on your interview skills,…


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