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 3, 2018
Agricultural & Resource Economics Ph.D. December 3, 2018 , ,
Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Ph.D. December 17, 2018
Applied Mathematics Ph.D. December 17, 2018
Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. December 3, 2018
Architecture Ph.D., M.S., M.Arch. December 3, 2018 (M.S., Ph.D.), December 17, 2018 (M.Arch.)
Art Practice M.F.A. December 17, 2018
Asian Studies M.A. December 3, 2018
Astrophysics Ph.D. December 7, 2018
Bioengineering M.Eng January 7, 2019 , ,
Bioengineering (joint degree with UCSF) Joint Ph.D. December 15, 2018 , ,
Biophysics Ph.D. November 30, 2018 ,
Biostatistics Ph.D., M.A./Ph.D., M.A. December 3, 2018
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
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Buddhist Studies Ph.D. December 3, 2018
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 3, 2018
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D., M.S. December 17, 2018 (M.S. and Ph.D)
January 7, 2019 (Professional M.S.)
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Chemistry Ph.D. December 3, 2018
City & Regional Planning Ph.D., M.C.P. December 3, 2018 (P.h.D)
December 17, 2018 (M.C.P.)
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Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 17, 2018 (Professional M.S. and Ph.D)
January 7, 2019 (M.Eng)
Classical Archaeology Ph.D. December 17, 2018 , ,
Classics Ph.D. December 17, 2018
Comparative Biochemistry Ph.D. January 7, 2019 , ,
Comparative Literature Ph.D. December 3, 2018 ,
Computational Biology Ph.D. November 30, 2018
Computer Science Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 17, 2018
Earth & Planetary Science Ph.D., M.A. December 17, 2018 (5th-Year M.A. for UC Berkeley students only)
East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D. December 3, 2018 (Chinese language and Japanese language) ,
Education Ph.D., M.A. December 3, 2018 (M.A., Ph.D., Cred/PhD)
December 17, 2018 (Admin Services Credential/M.A., Teaching Credential/M.A.)
Education – Special Education (joint degree with SFSU) Joint Ph.D. December 3, 2018
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 17, 2018 (M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D)
January 7, 2019 (M.Eng.)
March 15, 2019 (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 07, 2019. Contact the department for Spring semester admissions. , ,
English Ph.D. December 17, 2018 ,
Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 3, 2018
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
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Environmental Science, Policy, & Management Ph.D. December 3, 2018 , ,
Epidemiology Ph.D., M.S. December 3, 2018
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
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Ethnic Studies Ph.D. December 3, 2018
Film & Media Ph.D. December 3, 2018
Folklore M.A. December 17, 2018 ,
Forestry M.F. December 3, 2018 ,
French Ph.D. December 3, 2018
German Ph.D. December 17, 2018
Global Studies M.A. January 7, 2019
Health & Medical Sciences-Medical Program (joint program with UCSF) M.S. See departmental website. , ,
Health Policy Ph.D. December 3, 2018
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
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Hispanic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 17, 2018
History Ph.D. December 3, 2018 ,
History of Art Ph.D. December 3, 2018 , ,
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 7, 2018 (M.S. and Ph.D.)
January 7, 2019 (M.Eng.)
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Ph.D. December 3, 2018
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
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Information Management & Systems Ph.D., M.I.D.S., M.I.M.S. December 3, 2018 (Ph.D.)
January 7, 2019 (M.I.M.S.)
(For M.I.D.S. see http://datascience.berkeley.edu
For M.I.C.S see http://cybersecurity.berkeley.edu)
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Integrative Biology Ph.D. December 3, 2018
Italian Studies Ph.D. December 17, 2018
Journalism M.J. December 17, 2018
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Ph.D., M.L.A. December 3, 2018 (Ph.D.)
December 17, 2018 (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 7, 2019
Materials Science & Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 3, 2018 (M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
October 15, 2018 (5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
January 7, 2019 (M.Eng.)
Mathematics Ph.D., M.A. December 17, 2018 (Ph.D., M.A. for UC Berkeley graduate students only)
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 3, 2018 (5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only, M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
January 7, 2019 (M.Eng.)
Metabolic Biology Ph.D., M.S. December 3, 2018 , , ,
Microbiology Ph.D. November 30, 2018 ,
Molecular & Cell Biology Ph.D. November 30, 2018 ,
Molecular Toxicology Ph.D. December 3, 2018 , ,
Music Ph.D. December 3, 2018 , , ,
Near Eastern Studies Ph.D. December 17, 2018 , , , ,
Neuroscience Ph.D. December 3, 2018 ,
Nuclear Engineering Ph.D., M.Eng December 17, 2018 (Ph.D.)
January 7, 2019 (M.Eng.)
Optometry O.D., Certificate-OPT January 07, 2019 (Certificate)
(For O.D. see http://optometry.berkeley.edu)
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Performance Studies Ph.D. December 3, 2018 ,
Philosophy Ph.D. January 7, 2019 ,
Physics Ph.D. December 17, 2018
Plant Biology Ph.D. November 30, 2018
Public Affairs M.P.A. Please see MPA Application Instructions
Public Health M.P.H. On campus MPH:
December 3, 2018
Please see departmental website for SOPHAS information.
Public Health Online MPH program:
October 1, 2018 (for Spring 2019)
February 1, 2019 (Summer Start)
April 1, 2019 (Fall Start)
October 1, 2019 (for Spring 2020)
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Public Policy Ph.D., M.P.P. December 3, 2018
Range Management M.S. December 3, 2018 ,
Real Estate Development + Design MRED+D Please see MRED+D Application Instructions , , , ,
Rhetoric Ph.D. December 3, 2018 , ,
Romance Languages & Literatures (French, Italian, Spanish) Ph.D. December 17, 2018
Scandinavian Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 17, 2018
Science & Mathematics Education Ph.D. December 3, 2018 ,
Slavic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 17, 2018
Sociology & Demography Ph.D. December 17, 2018
South & Southeast Asian Studies Ph.D., M.A. December 17, 2018
Statistics Ph.D., M.A. December 17, 2018
Translational Medicine (joint with UCSF) M.T.M. January 7, 2019
Urban Design M.U.D. December 17, 2018 , ,
Vision Science Ph.D. January 7, 2019 , , , , , ,

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.