There are more than 100 graduate programs at UC Berkeley and many programs span interdisciplinary areas of study. It’s important to find the right fit for your interests and research areas before you start your application, as applicants may apply to only one single degree program or one concurrent degree program per admission term.

Below, we’ve outlined some of the steps you should take if you’re not yet sure which program is right for you.

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1. Browse Programs

Start by visiting our graduate programs to browse programs related to your field.

Visit our program list webpage

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Visit Webpages

Visit the webpages for each program you might be interested in and look at the degree program length, classes offered, and alumni profiles to see if it matches your interest.

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Contact Staff

If you’re trying to decide between one, two, or three different graduate programs at UC Berkeley, reach out to admissions staff in each program to discuss your interests. You may also wish to reach out to faculty in each program whose research areas match your own.

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Review Materials

Visit each program’s website and look at their admissions brochures, student profiles, and alumni statistics. Does one match your future professional, social or academic interests better than the others?

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Select Your Program

Once you have narrowed your interest to a master, professional, or doctoral program, it’s time to start compiling your application materials. Each program may require slightly different statements, or supporting materials than another. It’s important to review these materials closely before you start your graduate application so that you can best understand the timeline for requesting recommendations, writing your statements, and submitting any relevant test scores.

Start Your Application

Once you've decided on a program, start your graduate application!

Graduate Application