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.

Graduate Programs Degrees Application Deadline Areas of Study
African American Studies Ph.D. December 15, 2017
Agricultural & Resource Economics Ph.D. December 1, 2017 , ,
Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Ph.D. December 15, 2017
Applied Mathematics Ph.D. December 15, 2017
Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. December 1, 2017
Architecture Ph.D., M.S., M.Arch. December 1, 2017 (M.S., Ph.D.), December 15, 2017 (M.Arch.)
Art Practice M.F.A. December 15, 2017
Asian Studies M.A. December 1, 2017
Astrophysics Ph.D. December 1, 2017
Bioengineering M.Eng January 6, 2018 , ,
Bioengineering (joint degree with UCSF) Joint Ph.D. December 15, 2017 , ,
Biophysics Ph.D. December 1, 2017 ,
Biostatistics Ph.D., M.A./Ph.D., M.A. See departmental website. ,
Buddhist Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2017
Business Administration, Evening & Weekend MBA Program M.B.A. See separate school application for dates.
Business Administration, Full-time MBA Program M.B.A. See separate school application for dates.
Business Administration, Master’s in Financial Engineering Program M.F.E. See separate school application for dates.
Business Administration, MBA for Executives M.B.A. See separate school application for dates.
Business Administration, Ph.D. Program Ph.D. December 1, 2017
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D., M.S. December 15, 2017 (Ph.D), January 6, 2018 (M.S.) , ,
Chemistry Ph.D. December 1, 2017
City & Regional Planning Ph.D., M.C.P. December 1, 2017 (P.h.D), December 15, 2017 (M.C.P.) , ,
Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 15, 2017 (M.S. and Ph.D).
January 6, 2018 (M.Eng)
Classical Archaeology Ph.D. December 15, 2017 , ,
Classics Ph.D. December 15, 2017
Comparative Biochemistry Ph.D. January 6, 2018 , ,
Comparative Literature Ph.D. December 1, 2017 ,
Computational Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2017
Computer Science Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 15, 2017
Earth & Planetary Science Ph.D., M.A. December 1, 2017
East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D. December 1, 2017 (Chinese language and Japanese language) ,
Education Ph.D., M.A. MA/PhD, Teaching Credential, Cred/PhD (December 1, 2017) Admin Services Credential/MA (December 15, 2017)
Education – Special Education (joint degree with SFSU) Joint Ph.D. December 1, 2017
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 15, 2017 (M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D)
January 6, 2018 (M.Eng., 5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (Master of Advanced Study in Integrated Circuits) M.A.S. Closed for Admission.
Endocrinology Ph.D., M.A. January 06, 2018. Contact the department for Spring semester admissions. , ,
English Ph.D. December 15, 2017 ,
Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. See departmental website. , , , ,
Environmental Science, Policy, & Management Ph.D. December 1, 2017 , ,
Epidemiology Ph.D., M.S. See departmental website. , ,
Ethnic Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2017
Film & Media Ph.D. December 1, 2017
Folklore M.A. December 15, 2017 ,
Forestry M.F. December 1, 2017 ,
French Ph.D. December 1, 2017
German Ph.D. December 15, 2017
Global Studies M.A. January 6, 2018
Health & Medical Sciences-Medical Program (joint program with UCSF) M.S. See departmental website. , ,
Health Policy Ph.D. See departmental website. , , ,
Hispanic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2017
History Ph.D. December 1, 2017 ,
History of Art Ph.D. December 1, 2017 , ,
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 1, 2017 (M.S. and Ph.D.)
January 6, 2018 (M.Eng.)
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Ph.D. See departmental website. , ,
Information Management & Systems Ph.D., M.I.D.S., M.I.M.S. December 1, 2017 (Ph.D.)
January 6, 2018 (M.I.M.S.)
(For M.I.D.S. see http://datascience.berkeley.edu)
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Integrative Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2017
Italian Studies Ph.D. December 15, 2017
Journalism M.J. December 1, 2017
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Ph.D., M.L.A. December 1, 2017 (Ph.D.)
December 15, 2017 (M.L.A.)
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Law J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. See Berkeley Law website
Logic & the Methodology of Science Ph.D. December 15, 2017
Master in Real Estate Development + Design MRED+D February 1, 2018 , , , ,
Materials Science & Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 1, 2017 (M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
December 1, 2017 (5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
January 6, 2018 (M.Eng.)
Mathematics Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2017
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 1, 2017 (M.S., 5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only, M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
January 6, 2018 (M.Eng.)
Metabolic Biology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2017 , , ,
Microbiology Ph.D. December 1, 2017 ,
Molecular & Cell Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2017 ,
Molecular Toxicology Ph.D. December 1, 2017 , ,
Music Ph.D. December 1, 2017 , , ,
Near Eastern Studies Ph.D. December 15, 2017 , , , ,
Neuroscience Ph.D. December 1, 2017 ,
Nuclear Engineering Ph.D., M.Eng December 15, 2017 (Ph.D.)
January 6, 2018 (M.Eng.)
Optometry O.D., Certificate-OPT April 10, 2018 (Certificate)
(For O.D. see http://optometry.berkeley.edu)
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Performance Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2017 ,
Philosophy Ph.D. January 6, 2018 ,
Physics Ph.D. December 15, 2017
Plant Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2017
Public Affairs M.P.A. Please see MPA Application Instructions
Public Health M.P.H. Public Health Online MPH program:
February 1, 2018 (Summer Start)
May 1, 2018 (Fall Start)
November 1, 2017 (for Spring 2018 only)
Please see departmental website for other Public Health deadlines.
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Public Policy Ph.D., M.P.P. December 1, 2017
Range Management M.S. December 1, 2017 ,
Rhetoric Ph.D. December 1, 2017 , ,
Romance Languages & Literatures (French, Italian, Spanish) Ph.D. December 15, 2017
Scandinavian Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2017
Science & Mathematics Education Ph.D. December 1, 2017 ,
Slavic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2017
Sociology & Demography Ph.D. December 15, 2017
South & Southeast Asian Studies Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2017
Statistics Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2017
Translational Medicine (joint with UCSF) M.T.M. January 6, 2018
Urban Design M.U.D. December 15, 2017 , ,
Vision Science Ph.D. January 6, 2018 , ,

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.