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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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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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Developing the Tools of Tomorrow for the Problems of Today

June 9, 2023

With data science on the move as one of the fastest growing majors at Berkeley, increasing demands for innovative ways to interpret and utilize the field have also swelled.

Uplifting our Community: 2023 Leadership in Graduate Diversity Award Recipients

May 18, 2023

Launched in 2022, The UC Berkeley Leadership in Graduate Diversity Awards aims to shed light on and award graduate students who have demonstrated stellar contributions to advancing the graduate and professional under represented minority (URM) student community.

Congratulations – you made it!

May 18, 2023

What a year it has been!
The end of the academic year is a time for celebration as well as reflection. As I write this, commencement ceremonies are happening all over campus; the excitement is palpable.

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Operation Lollipop

May 16, 2023

As the academic year comes to a close, thesis and dissertation filings start flowing in and our staff begins mailing the infamous See’s Candy Lollipops all over the world.

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Seven Strategies for Balancing Work and Life as a Graduate Student During the Summer

May 15, 2023

Instead of overwhelming yourself with an abundance of work, it is essential to set clear priorities for the summer. Think of summer as a basket with limited space and focus on filling it with a personalized blend of work and non-work activities. 

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U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Contract Specialist Virtual Career Fair

June 13, 2023

Are you a student or alumni of a graduate or certificate program focused on contracting, accounting, business, finance, purchasing, or a related field? The…

Pride @ L.E.K. Consulting Info Session

June 14, 2023

L.E.K. Consulting invites you to a series of virtual information sessions to learn more about who we are as a firm and what we do. In each session, there will…

Becoming a Startup Founder: Venture for America (VFA) Summer Series

June 21, 2023

Join us to learn all about the Venture For America Fellowship and hear from an Alumni guest. Venture For America aims to mobilize the…

McKinsey & Company UC Berkeley Resume Workshop

June 22, 2023

Need some help revising your resume before our application deadline? Join us for a resume workshop where we’ll share tips to help make your academic, leadership, and work experiences really…

ChatGPT and SciHub – Bay Area Open Science Group Monthly Meeting

June 27, 2023

Join the Bay Area Open Science Group this month for an informal conversation about “open” information focusing on ChatGPT and SciHub. What do these tools have in common? What do…


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…