Meet our students

Nothing beats learning why Berkeley graduate students decided to choose Berkeley. Let their journeys to Berkeley and experiences with our programs inspire you.



Upcoming Office Hour Events for Prospective Graduate Students

June 5, 2024

The graduate application process can be daunting – from simply starting the process to the specific requirements needed to apply, a little guidance goes a long way. That’s why our Graduate Admissions Team has coordinated two virtual office hours to aid in the journey to applying! 

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Public Health Changemaker: Q&A with Forbes 30 Under 30, Iemaan Rana

April 5, 2024

Iemaan Rana, a Public Health Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley, is one of this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Achievement for Science recipients. Iemaan is the first person ever to simultaneously pursue an M.D. (at the University of Illinois) and Ph.D. at two different institutions, and her research focuses on carcinogenic exposures.

Berkeley was literally the “pie in the sky,” my dream school

September 20, 2023

My name is Monica, and I joined the doctoral program in Social Welfare at Berkeley because I want to make lasting change for families, specifically families of color who are experiencing poverty.

Berkeley faculty support graduate students like me

September 20, 2023

My name is Tsegereda Esatu, and I’m a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley. I’d love to tell you how the Berkeley community has supported me in my drive for excellence.

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.

Haider Ali Bhatti