In the latest National Research Council (NRC) report, Berkeley had the highest number of top-ranked doctoral programs in the nation. In addition to over 100 graduate programs, Berkeley offers concurrent graduate degrees, interdisciplinary doctoral and exchange programs. UC Berkeley does not offer ad hoc joint degree programs or cotutelle agreements with other universities.

Applicants may only apply to one single degree program or one concurrent degree program per admission term.

To confirm whether there are any additional requirements for admission, visit the website of the department of your choice, or the Berkeley Academic Guide for specific course listings, faculty, and detailed requirements. Due to the pandemic, please contact the departments by email only.

A listing of M.A./Ph.D. or M.S./Ph.D. indicates that a Master’s degree may be awarded to students pursuing work toward the Ph.D. after fulfillment of the appropriate requirements. If the program does not list M.A. or M.S. separately, the program does not offer a terminal Master’s degree.

Your online application must be submitted by 8:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on the day of the program’s deadline.

Find Your Program

Graduate Program Degrees Application Deadline 2021-22 GRE Requirement
African American Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Agricultural & Resource Economics Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: Yes (General Test)
Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Applied Mathematics Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Architecture Ph.D., M.S., M.Arch., M.AAD December 15, 2022 (M.S., Ph.D.,M.Arch)
January 6, 2023 ( Master of Advanced Architectural Design M.AAD)
GRE Required: No
Art Practice M.F.A. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Asian Studies M.A. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Astrophysics Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: Optional (General Test & Physics Subject GRE )
Bioengineering M.Eng January 6, 2023 GRE Required: No
Bioengineering (joint degree with UCSF) Joint Ph.D. November 30, 2022 GRE Required: No
Biophysics Ph.D. November 30, 2022 GRE Required: No
Biostatistics Ph.D., M.A./Ph.D., M.A. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: Yes (General Test)
Buddhist Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: Yes (General Test)
Business Administration, Evening & Weekend MBA Program M.B.A. See application on ewmba.haas.berkeley.edu. GRE or GMAT required
Business Administration, Full-time MBA Program M.B.A. See application on mba.haas.berkeley.edu. GRE or GMAT required
Business Administration, Master’s in Financial Engineering Program M.F.E. See application on mfe.haas.berkeley.edu. GRE or GMAT required; waived for applicants who hold a Ph.D.
Business Administration, MBA for Executives M.B.A. See application on mbaforexecs.haas.berkeley.edu. GRE or GMAT required
Business Administration, Ph.D. Program Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: Yes or GMAT (GRE General Test preferred)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D., M.S., M.B.E. December 1, 2022 (M.S. and Ph.D)
January 13, 2023 (Professional M.S.)
January 16, 2023 (Masters of Bioprocess Engineering M.B.E.)
GRE Required: No
Chemistry Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
City & Regional Planning Ph.D., M.C.P. December 1, 2022 (Ph.D)
December 15, 2022 (M.C.P.) Master of City Planning
GRE Required: Optional (General Test)
Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 15, 2022 (Professional M.S. and Ph.D)
January 6, 2023 (M.Eng)
GRE Required: No
Classical Archaeology Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Classics Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Comparative Biochemistry Ph.D. January 6, 2023 GRE Required: Yes (General Test)
Comparative Literature Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Computational Biology Ph.D. November 30, 2022 GRE Required: No
Computational Precision Health (joint program with UCSF) Jt. Ph.D. January 6, 2023 GRE Required: No
Computer Science Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 8, 2022 GRE Required: No
Design M.Des. January 4, 2023 GRE Required: No
Earth & Planetary Science Ph.D., M.A. December 1, 2022 (5th-Year M.A. for UC Berkeley students only) GRE Required: No
East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D. December 1, 2022 (Chinese language and Japanese language) GRE Required: Yes (General Test)
Education Ph.D., M.A. December 1, 2022 (M.A., Ph.D., Cred/PhD.,EdD)
December 15, 2022 (Admin Services Credential/M.A., Teaching Credential/M.A.)
GRE Required: No
Education – Special Education (joint degree with SFSU) Joint Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 8, 2022 (M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D)
January 6, 2023 (M.Eng.)
December 15, 2022 (5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
GRE Required: No
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (Master of Advanced Study in Integrated Circuits) M.A.S. Closed for Admission.
Endocrinology Ph.D., M.A. January 6, 2023 GRE Required: No
English Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: Optional (General Test)
Environmental Science, Policy, & Management Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Epidemiology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: Optional (General Test)
Film & Media Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Folklore M.A. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Forestry M.F. December 1, 2022 (M.F. and 5th-Year M.F. for UC Berkeley students only) GRE Required: No
French Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
German Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Global Studies M.A. January 6, 2023 GRE Required: No
Health & Medical Sciences-Medical Program (joint program with UCSF) M.S. See departmental website. See the UCSF admission requirements
Health Policy Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: Optional (General Test)
Hispanic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
History Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
History of Art Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 15, 2022 (5th year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only, M.S. and Ph.D.)
January 6, 2023 (M.Eng. and Master of Analytics)
GRE Required: Yes (General Test) for M.S., Ph.D., M.Eng and Master of Analytics
No for 5th year M.S.
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: Optional (General Test)
Information Management & Systems Ph.D., M.I.C.S., M.I.D.S., M.I.M.S. December 1, 2022 (Ph.D.)
January 6, 2023 (M.I.M.S.)
March 2, 2023 (5th-Year M.I.D.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
For regular M.I.D.S. and M.I.C.S see separate school application.
GRE Required: No
Integrative Biology Ph.D. November 30, 2022 GRE Required: No
Italian Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Journalism M.J. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Ph.D., M.L.A. December 1, 2022 (Ph.D.)
December 15, 2022 (M.L.A.)
GRE Required: No
Law J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. See Berkeley Law website LSAT
Logic & the Methodology of Science Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Materials Science & Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 1, 2022 (M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D., 5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
January 6, 2023 (M.Eng.)
GRE Required: Optional for M.S./Ph.D, and Ph.D., No for 5th year M.S. and M.Eng
Mathematics Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2022 (Ph.D., and M.A. for UC Berkeley students only) GRE Required: No
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 1, 2022 (M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
January 6, 2023 (M.Eng., 5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
GRE Required: No
Metabolic Biology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Microbiology Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Molecular & Cell Biology Ph.D. November 30, 2022 GRE Required: No
Molecular Science and Software Engineering M.S.S.E. January 27, 2023 GRE Required: No
Molecular Toxicology Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Music Ph.D. January 23, 2023 GRE Required: No
Neuroscience Ph.D. November 30, 2022 GRE Required: No
Nuclear Engineering Ph.D., M.Eng December 15, 2022 (Ph.D.)
January 6, 2023 (M.Eng.)
GRE Required: No
Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics MNSD December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Optometry O.D. Please see OD Admissions One Standardized Test Required: See Optometry How to Apply
Optometry (Residency Program) Certificate-OPT April 17, 2023 GRE Required: No
Performance Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Philosophy Ph.D. January 6, 2023 GRE Required: No
Physics Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: Physics Subject GRE optional; General GRE, not required
Plant Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Public Affairs M.P.A. Please see MPA Application Instructions GRE Required: Optional (General Test)
Public Health M.P.H., Dr.P.H. On campus M.P.H.: December 1, 2022
Please see departmental website for SOPHAS information.
Online M.P.H. program:
Please see program website for dates. Dr.P.H: Closed for admission-Fall 2023
GRE Required: Optional (General Test)
Public Policy Ph.D., M.P.P. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: Yes (PhD);
MPP - See Public Policy website for options
Range Management M.S. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Real Estate Development + Design MRED+D Please see MRED+D Application Instructions GRE Required: No
Rhetoric Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Romance Languages & Literatures (French, Italian, Spanish) Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Scandinavian Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Science & Mathematics Education Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Slavic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Sociology & Demography Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: Yes (General Test)
South & Southeast Asian Studies Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Statistics Ph.D., M.A. December 1, 2022 (PhD)
January 6, 2023 (M.A.)
GRE: Optional (Subject Test) for PhD, not required for MA
Translational Medicine (joint with UCSF) M.T.M. January 6, 2023 GRE Required: No
Urban Design M.U.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Vision Science Ph.D. January 6, 2023 GRE Required: Optional (General Test)

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Correspond with a specific department directly by writing:

University of California, Berkeley
Graduate Student Affairs Officer, Department of (department name)
(the department mailing address and four-digit mail code)
Berkeley, CA 94720.

Remember to include the four-digit mail code (#) after the department address. If you are interested in applying to one of the concurrent degree programs be sure to contact both departments or schools involved. Please visit the Web site of the department of your choice for more information, and contact the department directly to confirm whether there are any additional requirements for admission.