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Do you want to change the world for the better? With over 100 graduate programs to choose from, Berkeley opens up a world of possibility.

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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.

Graduate Professional Development

News & Upcoming Events

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Take Action on SHIP – December

December 7, 2023

Want to waive SHIP? The Spring 2024 waiver period is December 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024. All waivers received between January 2, 2024 and January 15, 2024 are subject…

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Highlights From My Favorite Moments This Year

November 30, 2023

First, I want to thank you for reading this, and for your past gift(s) of support. As we end another year, I thought I could share a quick look back. 

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Path to the Professoriate: Advancing Diversity in Academia

November 29, 2023

Since Fall 2020, the Office for Graduate Diversity’s (OGD) Path to the Professoriate (P2P) program has hosted four cohorts and more than 300 underrepresented doctoral students. P2P is designed to prepare first-year doctoral students from underrepresented backgrounds for assistant professorships and academic publication.

Craft Your Three-Minute Thesis to Submit to Grad Slam 2024

November 28, 2023

You could win cash prizes and state-wide recognition while you further your professional development skills! Attention all graduate students, from all disciplines! It’s that time again: time to begin preparing…

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Berkeley Graduate Students get access to Merck Research Laboratories through flagship industrial partnership

November 21, 2023

It was an exhilarating day filled with exciting discoveries for eight Berkeley graduate students affiliated with the Inclusive Excellence Hub. The Hub sent this cohort of masters and doctoral students from a variety of disciplines to take part in the Scientific Engagement and Emerging Discovery Sciences (SEEDS) Symposium organized by Merck Research Laboratories in South San Francisco.


Professional in Residence with Dr. Arne Bakker, director of meetings and community for science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

December 08, 2023

Learn about the path from UC Berkeley postdoc to academic administration, and development and support of the scientific community. Arne’s talk will cover his career journey and advice for: -Career…

U.S. EPA Region 8 & 9 Federal Careers Virtual Workshop

December 12, 2023

Come learn about Federal Employment & Region 8 of the EPA! Entry level, early and mid-career professionals are all welcome to attend. Participants have the opportunity to learn about EPA…

Grad Slam Information and Prep Session

December 14, 2023

GRAD SLAM INFO SESSION/WORKSHOP ***ALL DISCIPLINES WELCOME*** Presented by: GradProDATE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 TIME: 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. This workshop is intended to walk students who are interested in participating in…

Grad Slam Information and Prep Session

December 18, 2023

GRAD SLAM INFO SESSION/WORKSHOP ***ALL DISCIPLINES WELCOME*** Presented by: GradProDATE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 TIME: 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. This workshop is intended to walk students who are interested in participating in…


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