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 (Bulletin) for specific course listings, faculty, and detailed requirements.

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.

Due to the pandemic, please contact the departments by email only.

Graduate Programs Degrees Application Deadline 2021-22 GRE Requirement Areas of Study
African American Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
Agricultural & Resource Economics Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: Yes (general test) , ,
Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No , , ,
Applied Mathematics Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No
Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: Optional (general test)
Architecture Ph.D., M.S., M.Arch., M.AAD December 15, 2020 (M.S., Ph.D.,M.Arch)
January 6, 2021 ( Master of Advanced Architectural Design M.AAD)
GRE Required: No for M.S., Ph.D, M.Arch, M.AAD
Art Practice M.F.A. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No
Asian Studies M.A. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No
Astrophysics Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No
Bioengineering M.Eng January 6, 2021 GRE Required: No , ,
Bioengineering (joint degree with UCSF) Joint Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No , ,
Biophysics Ph.D. November 30, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
Biostatistics Ph.D., M.A./Ph.D., M.A. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: Yes (general test) ,
Buddhist Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No
Business Administration, Evening & Weekend MBA Program M.B.A. See separate school application for dates. GRE or GMAT required
Business Administration, Full-time MBA Program M.B.A. See separate school application for dates. GRE or GMAT required
Business Administration, Master’s in Financial Engineering Program M.F.E. See separate school application for dates. GRE or GMAT required; waived for applicants who hold a Ph.D.
Business Administration, MBA for Executives M.B.A. See separate school application for dates. GRE or GMAT required
Business Administration, Ph.D. Program Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: Yes or GMAT (GRE general test preferred)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D., M.S., M.B.E. December 14, 2020 (M.S. and Ph.D)
January 8, 2021 (Professional M.S.)
January 15, 2021 (Masters of Bioprocess Engineering M.B.E.)
GRE Required: No , ,
Chemistry Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No
City & Regional Planning Ph.D., M.C.P. December 1, 2020(Ph.D)
December 15, 2020 (M.C.P.) Master of City Planning
GRE: Optional for Ph.D (highly encouraged) , ,
Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 15, 2020 (Professional M.S. and Ph.D)
January 6, 2021 (M.Eng)
GRE Required: No
Classical Archaeology Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No , , ,
Classics Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No , , ,
Comparative Biochemistry Ph.D. January 6, 2021 GRE (general test) , ,
Comparative Literature Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
Computational Biology Ph.D. November 30, 2020 GRE Required: No
Computer Science Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 8, 2020 GRE Required: No
Design M.Des. January 4, 2021 GRE Required: No
Earth & Planetary Science Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2020 (5th-Year M.A. for UC Berkeley students only) GRE Required: No
East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D. December 1, 2020 (Chinese language and Japanese language) GRE Required: No ,
Education Ph.D., M.A. December 1, 2020 (M.A., Ph.D., Cred/PhD.,EdD)
December 15, 2020 (Admin Services Credential/M.A., Teaching Credential/M.A.)
GRE Required: No
Education – Special Education (joint degree with SFSU) Joint Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 8, 2020 (M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D)
January 6, 2021 (M.Eng.)
March 19, 2021 (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 04, 2021. Contact the department for Spring semester admissions. GRE Required: No , ,
English Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2020
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
GRE (general test) Required: Yes , , , ,
Environmental Science, Policy, & Management Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No , ,
Epidemiology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2020
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
GRE (general test) Required: Yes , ,
Film & Media Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No , ,
Folklore M.A. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
Forestry M.F. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
French Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No
German Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No
Global Studies M.A. January 6, 2021 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, 2020 GRE (general test) Required: Yes , , ,
Hispanic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No
History Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
History of Art Ph.D. Fall 2021 closed for admission. GRE Required: No , ,
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 15, 2020 (5th year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only, M.S. and Ph.D.)
January 6, 2021 (M.Eng.)
GRE (general test): Optional for M.S., Ph.D. and M.Eng, Not required for 5th year M.S.
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE (general test): Optional , ,
Information Management & Systems Ph.D., M.I.C.S., M.I.D.S., M.I.M.S. December 1, 2020 (Ph.D.)
January 6, 2021 (M.I.M.S.)
March 4, 2021 (5th-Year M.I.D.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
(For regular M.I.D.S. see https://datascience.berkeley.edu
For M.I.C.S see https://cybersecurity.berkeley.edu)
GRE Required: No ,
Integrative Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE (general test): Optional
Italian Studies Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No
Journalism M.J. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Ph.D., M.L.A. December 1, 2020 (Ph.D.)
December 15, 2020 (M.L.A.)
GRE (general test) Required: No , ,
Law J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. See Berkeley Law website LSAT
Logic & the Methodology of Science Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE (general test) Required: No
Materials Science & Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 1, 2020 (M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
December 1, 2020 (5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
January 6, 2021 (M.Eng.)
GRE Optional (general test)
Mathematics Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2020 (M.A. for UC Berkeley graduate students only) GRE Required: No
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 1, 2020 (5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only, M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
January 6, 2021 (M.Eng.)
GRE Required: No
Metabolic Biology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No , , ,
Microbiology Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
Molecular & Cell Biology Ph.D. November 30, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
Molecular Science and Software Engineering M.S.S.E. See program website for dates GRE Required: No , ,
Molecular Toxicology Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No , ,
Music Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No , , ,
Near Eastern Studies Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No , , , ,
Neuroscience Ph.D. November 16, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
Nuclear Engineering Ph.D., M.Eng December 15, 2020 (Ph.D.)
January 6, 2021 (M.Eng.)
GRE Required: No
Optometry O.D. Please see OD Admissions One Standardized Test Required: See Optometry How to Apply ,
Optometry (Residency Program) Certificate-OPT January 6, 2021 GRE Required: No ,
Performance Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
Philosophy Ph.D. January 6, 2021 GRE Required: No ,
Physics Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No (Pilot year - GRE scores will not be considered)
Plant Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No
Public Affairs M.P.A. Please see MPA Application Instructions GRE: Optional (general test)
Public Health M.P.H., Dr.P.H. Dr.P.H: December 1, 2020
On campus M.P.H.: December 1, 2020
Please see departmental website for SOPHAS information.
Online M.P.H. program:
Please see program website for dates.
GRE (general test): Optional for Fall 2021 cycle ,
Public Policy Ph.D., M.P.P. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No
Range Management M.S. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
Real Estate Development + Design MRED+D Please see MRED+D Application Instructions GRE Required: No , , , ,
Rhetoric Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No , ,
Romance Languages & Literatures (French, Italian, Spanish) Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE (general test): Waived for Fall 2021 only
Scandinavian Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No
Science & Mathematics Education Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
Slavic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE Required: No
Sociology & Demography Ph.D. December 15, 2020 GRE: Optional (general test)
South & Southeast Asian Studies Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2020 GRE: Optional (general test)
Statistics Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2020 GRE (general test): Optional for Fall 2021 cycle
Translational Medicine (joint with UCSF) M.T.M. January 6, 2021 GRE Required: No
Urban Design M.U.D. Fall 2021 closed for admission. GRE (general test) , ,
Vision Science Ph.D. January 6, 2021 GRE Required: No , , , , , ,

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.