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.

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Graduate Program Degrees Application Deadline 2021-22 GRE Requirement
Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Classical Archaeology Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Classics Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Comparative Literature Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
English Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Film & Media Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
History Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
History of Art Ph.D. December 15, 2022 GRE Required: No
Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No
Music Ph.D. January 23, 2023 GRE Required: No
Philosophy Ph.D. January 6, 2023 GRE Required: No
Rhetoric Ph.D. December 1, 2022 GRE Required: No

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Contacting a Department

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.