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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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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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Kendall Calhoun

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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Navigating the Housing Search

May 23, 2024

With serene nature, a bustling atmosphere, and close proximity to the Bay, Berkeley is a lively and beautiful city with much to offer residents. However, finding housing in such a high-demand environment can be tricky – without the proper resources or knowledge, the search becomes quite an uphill battle.

Congratulations – you made it!

May 16, 2024

Dear Graduate Student Community, What a year it has been!  As I write this, commencement ceremonies are happening all over campus. It is always a moving time for me to…

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2024 Leadership in Graduate Diversity Award Recipients

May 16, 2024

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 underrepresented minority (URM) student community.

Science at Cal to Roll Out Summer Science Communication Series

May 15, 2024

Join Science at Cal for one or all sessions of this four-part series where you’ll learn the ins and outs of science communication.

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Tips and Resources for a Successful Summer of Dissertation Writing

May 15, 2024

For those hoping not to enter another summer with lofty plans, only to blink and find ourselves in August disappointed with our progress, we’ve compiled some tips and resources that can help.

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Analysis and Visualization of Interactions in R

June 10, 2024

In regression, we are often interested in an interaction, which is the modification or moderation of the effect of an independent variable by another. Understanding interactions involves interpreting the regression…

Navigating the Housing Search

June 12, 2024

Join this 1 hour zoom session with Emily Yraceburu, the Graduate Student Basic Needs and Housing Specialist. Join her for an upcoming session where we can talk about finding housing…

Native FEWS Alliance Distinguished Speaker Series: Marlene Watson

June 19, 2024

#3 Speaker: Marlene Watson, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley

Ph.D. Admissions Bootcamp

July 02, 2024

During our Ph.D. Admissions Bootcamp you’ll learn all about the path to Ph.D., including insights on admissions, tips for developing competitive application materials, and how graduate funding works. No travel…

Navigating the Housing Search

July 09, 2024

Join this 1 hour zoom session with Emily Yraceburu, the Graduate Student Basic Needs and Housing Specialist. Join her for an upcoming session where we can talk about finding housing…


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