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 Areas of Study
African American Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2020 ,
Agricultural & Resource Economics Ph.D. December 1, 2020 , ,
Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Ph.D. December 15, 2020 , , ,
Applied Mathematics Ph.D. December 15, 2020
Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. December 1, 2020
Architecture Ph.D., M.S., M.Arch. December 15, 2020 (M.S., Ph.D.,M.Arch)
January 6, 2021 ( Master of Advanced Architectural Design MAAD)
Art Practice M.F.A. December 15, 2020
Asian Studies M.A. December 1, 2020
Astrophysics Ph.D. December 15, 2020
Bioengineering M.Eng January 6, 2021 , ,
Bioengineering (joint degree with UCSF) Joint Ph.D. December 1, 2020 , ,
Biophysics Ph.D. November 30, 2020 ,
Biostatistics Ph.D., M.A./Ph.D., M.A. December 1, 2020 ,
Buddhist Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2020
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, 2020
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.)
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Chemistry Ph.D. December 1, 2020
City & Regional Planning Ph.D., M.C.P. December 1, 2020(Ph.D)
December 15, 2020 (M.C.P.) Master of City Planning
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Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 15, 2020 (Professional M.S. and Ph.D)
January 6, 2021 (M.Eng)
Classical Archaeology Ph.D. December 15, 2020 , , ,
Classics Ph.D. December 15, 2020 , , ,
Comparative Biochemistry Ph.D. January 6, 2021 , ,
Comparative Literature Ph.D. December 1, 2020 ,
Computational Biology Ph.D. November 30, 2020
Computer Science Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 8, 2020
Design M.Des. January 4, 2021
Earth & Planetary Science Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2020 (5th-Year M.A. for UC Berkeley students only)
East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D. December 1, 2020 (Chinese language and Japanese language) ,
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.)
Education – Special Education (joint degree with SFSU) Joint Ph.D. December 1, 2020
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)
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. , ,
English Ph.D. December 15, 2020 ,
Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2020
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
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Environmental Science, Policy, & Management Ph.D. December 1, 2020 , ,
Epidemiology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2020
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
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Film & Media Ph.D. December 1, 2020 , ,
Folklore M.A. December 15, 2020 ,
Forestry M.F. December 1, 2020 ,
French Ph.D. December 1, 2020
German Ph.D. December 15, 2020
Global Studies M.A. January 6, 2021
Health & Medical Sciences-Medical Program (joint program with UCSF) M.S. See departmental website. , ,
Health Policy Ph.D. December 1, 2020 , , ,
Hispanic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2020
History Ph.D. December 1, 2020 ,
History of Art Ph.D. December 1, 2020 , ,
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.)
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Ph.D. December 1, 2020 , ,
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)
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Integrative Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2020
Italian Studies Ph.D. December 15, 2020
Journalism M.J. December 1, 2020
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Ph.D., M.L.A. December 1, 2020 (Ph.D.)
December 15, 2020 (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, 2020
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.)
Mathematics Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2020 (Ph.D., M.A. for UC Berkeley graduate students only)
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.)
Metabolic Biology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2020 , , ,
Microbiology Ph.D. December 1, 2020 ,
Molecular & Cell Biology Ph.D. November 30, 2020 ,
Molecular Science and Software Engineering M.S.S.E. See program website for dates , ,
Molecular Toxicology Ph.D. December 1, 2020 , ,
Music Ph.D. December 1, 2020 , , ,
Near Eastern Studies Ph.D. December 15, 2020 , , , ,
Neuroscience Ph.D. November 16, 2020 ,
Nuclear Engineering Ph.D., M.Eng December 15, 2020 (Ph.D.)
January 6, 2021 (M.Eng.)
Optometry O.D. Please see OD Admissions ,
Optometry (Residency Program) Certificate-OPT January 6, 2021 ,
Performance Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2020 ,
Philosophy Ph.D. January 6, 2021 ,
Physics Ph.D. December 15, 2020
Plant Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2020
Public Affairs M.P.A. Please see MPA Application Instructions
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.
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Public Policy Ph.D., M.P.P. December 1, 2020
Range Management M.S. December 1, 2020 ,
Real Estate Development + Design MRED+D Please see MRED+D Application Instructions , , , ,
Rhetoric Ph.D. December 1, 2020 , ,
Romance Languages & Literatures (French, Italian, Spanish) Ph.D. December 15, 2020
Scandinavian Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2020
Science & Mathematics Education Ph.D. December 1, 2020 ,
Slavic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2020
Sociology & Demography Ph.D. December 15, 2020
South & Southeast Asian Studies Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2020
Statistics Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2020
Translational Medicine (joint with UCSF) M.T.M. January 6, 2021
Urban Design M.U.D. December 15, 2020 , ,
Vision Science Ph.D. January 6, 2021 , , , , , ,

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.