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 2, 2019
Agricultural & Resource Economics Ph.D. December 2, 2019 , ,
Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Ph.D. December 16, 2019
Applied Mathematics Ph.D. December 16, 2019
Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. December 2, 2019
Architecture Ph.D., M.S., M.Arch. December 2, 2019 (M.S., Ph.D.), December 16, 2019 (M.Arch.)
January 6, 2020 (MAAD)
Art Practice M.F.A. December 16, 2019
Asian Studies M.A. December 2, 2019
Astrophysics Ph.D. December 6, 2019
Bioengineering M.Eng January 6, 2020 , ,
Bioengineering (joint degree with UCSF) Joint Ph.D. December 2, 2019 , ,
Biophysics Ph.D. December 2, 2019 ,
Biostatistics Ph.D., M.A./Ph.D., M.A. December 2, 2019 ,
Buddhist Studies Ph.D. December 2, 2019
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 2, 2019
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D., M.S., M.B.E. December 16, 2019 (M.S. and Ph.D)
January 6, 2020 (Professional M.S.)
January 6, 2020 (Masters of Biopress Engineering M.B.E.)
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Chemistry Ph.D. December 2, 2019
City & Regional Planning Ph.D., M.C.P. December 2, 2019 (P.h.D)
December 16, 2019 (M.C.P.)
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Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 16, 2019 (Professional M.S. and Ph.D)
January 6, 2020 (M.Eng)
Classical Archaeology Ph.D. December 16, 2019 , ,
Classics Ph.D. December 16, 2019
Comparative Biochemistry Ph.D. January 6, 2020 , ,
Comparative Literature Ph.D. December 2, 2019 ,
Computational Biology Ph.D. December 2, 2019
Computer Science Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 9, 2019
Earth & Planetary Science Ph.D., M.A. December 16, 2019 (5th-Year M.A. for UC Berkeley students only)
East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D. December 2, 2019 (Chinese language and Japanese language) ,
Education Ph.D., M.A. December 2, 2019 (M.A., Ph.D., Cred/PhD)
December 16, 2020 (Admin Services Credential/M.A., Teaching Credential/M.A.)
Education – Special Education (joint degree with SFSU) Joint Ph.D. December 2, 2019
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 09, 2019 (M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D)
January 6, 2020 (M.Eng.)
March 16, 2020 (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, 2019. Contact the department for Spring semester admissions. , ,
English Ph.D. December 16, 2019 ,
Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 2, 2019
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
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Environmental Science, Policy, & Management Ph.D. December 2, 2019 , ,
Epidemiology Ph.D., M.S. December 2, 2019
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
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Ethnic Studies Ph.D. December 2, 2019
Film & Media Ph.D. December 2, 2019 , ,
Folklore M.A. December 16, 2019 ,
Forestry M.F. December 2, 2019 ,
French Ph.D. December 2, 2019
German Ph.D. December 16, 2019
Global Studies M.A. January 6, 2020
Health & Medical Sciences-Medical Program (joint program with UCSF) M.S. See departmental website. , ,
Health Policy Ph.D. December 2, 2019
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
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Hispanic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 16, 2019
History Ph.D. December 2, 2019 ,
History of Art Ph.D. December 9, 2019 , ,
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 6, 2019 (M.S. and Ph.D.)
January 6, 2020 (M.Eng.)
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Ph.D. December 2, 2019
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
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Information Management & Systems Ph.D., M.I.C.S., M.I.D.S., M.I.M.S. December 2, 2019 (Ph.D.)
January 6, 2020 (M.I.M.S.)
March 4, 2020 (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)
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Integrative Biology Ph.D. December 2, 2019
Italian Studies Ph.D. December 16, 2019
Journalism M.J. December 2, 2019
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Ph.D., M.L.A. December 2, 2019 (Ph.D.)
December 16, 2019 (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. January 6, 2020
Master of Design M.Des. See program website for dates
Materials Science & Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 2, 2019 (M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
December 2, 2019 (5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
January 6, 2020 (M.Eng.)
Mathematics Ph.D., M.A. December 16, 2019 (Ph.D., M.A. for UC Berkeley graduate students only)
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 2, 2019 (5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only, M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
January 6, 2020 (M.Eng.)
Metabolic Biology Ph.D., M.S. December 2, 2019 , , ,
Microbiology Ph.D. December 2, 2019 ,
Molecular & Cell Biology Ph.D. December 2, 2019 ,
Molecular Science and Software Engineering M.S.S.E. See program website for dates , ,
Molecular Toxicology Ph.D. December 2, 2019 , ,
Music Ph.D. December 2, 2019 , , ,
Near Eastern Studies Ph.D. December 16, 2019 , , , ,
Neuroscience Ph.D. December 2, 2019 ,
Nuclear Engineering Ph.D., M.Eng December 16, 2019 (Ph.D.)
January 6, 2020 (M.Eng.)
Optometry O.D. Please see Optometry Application Instructions ,
Optometry (Residency Program) Certificate-OPT January 6, 2020 ,
Performance Studies Ph.D. December 2, 2019 ,
Philosophy Ph.D. January 6, 2020 ,
Physics Ph.D. December 16, 2019
Plant Biology Ph.D. December 2, 2019
Public Affairs M.P.A. Please see MPA Application Instructions
Public Health M.P.H., Dr.P.H. Dr.P.H: December 2, 2019
On campus M.P.H.:
March 1, 2020
Please see departmental website for SOPHAS information.
Online M.P.H. program:
Please see program website for dates.
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Public Policy Ph.D., M.P.P. December 2, 2019
Range Management M.S. December 2, 2019 ,
Real Estate Development + Design MRED+D Please see MRED+D Application Instructions , , , ,
Rhetoric Ph.D. December 2, 2019 , ,
Romance Languages & Literatures (French, Italian, Spanish) Ph.D. December 16, 2019
Scandinavian Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 16, 2019
Science & Mathematics Education Ph.D. December 2, 2019 ,
Slavic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 16, 2019
Sociology & Demography Ph.D. December 16, 2019
South & Southeast Asian Studies Ph.D., M.A. December 16, 2019
Statistics Ph.D., M.A. January 6, 2020
Translational Medicine (joint with UCSF) M.T.M. January 6, 2020
Urban Design M.U.D. December 16, 2019 , ,
Vision Science Ph.D. January 6, 2020 , , , , , ,

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.