The Office for Graduate Diversity provides opportunities and guidance to current Berkeley undergraduate students to move forward in their academic career. Whether you hope to continue your studies at Berkeley or explore other graduate school programs, we can help you examine your options and prepare you with the mentoring and tools to select, apply, and enroll in graduate school.
Graduate school gives you the opportunity to dive more deeply into the area of your choice. It’s never too early to think about and prepare for grad school. Getting into Grad School (GiGs) provides mentoring to Berkeley undergraduates so you can make the right decisions about graduate school and your academic future.

Getting into Graduate School

Getting into Graduate School

Getting into Grad School (GiGS) is a collaborative partnership between the Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD), and the Graduate Assembly (GA), whose ultimate goal is to encourage and prepare undergraduate UC Berkeley students to select, apply, and enroll in graduate school. More>>

Firebaugh Scholars Program

Firebaugh Scholars Program

Marco Antonio Firebaugh Scholars Program provides funding and academic support to undergraduates to design and complete an independent faculty-sponsored research project over the course of one academic year; we also prepare scholars to apply to graduate school and post-baccalaureate opportunities in hopes of continuing to diversify the faculty and researchers at colleges and universities across the United States. More>>

McNair Scholars Program

McNair Scholars Program

Named for Ronald E. McNair, a prominent African-American Astronaut who overcame extreme prejudice to become the second African American in space, the McNair Scholars Program is committed to fostering the academic self-efficacy of marginalized students. Whether low-income, first-generation, or otherwise underrepresented, the McNair Program provides an intersectional home for students who are often academically disenfranchised. Each year, up to 30 McNair Scholars are selected to participate in the program. More>>

Undergraduate Research Programs

Undergraduate Research Programs

Undergraduate research programs, including scholarships and fellowships, are designed to involve Berkeley undergraduates more deeply in the research life of the university. Numerous opportunities are available for undergrads to work with faculty and staff researchers on the cutting edge research projects for which Berkeley is world-renowned. Students will be able to deepen their knowledge and skills in areas of special interest, while experiencing what it means to be part of an intellectual community engaged in research. More>>