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, 2021 GRE Required: No ,
Agricultural & Resource Economics Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: Yes (general test) , ,
Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No , , ,
Applied Mathematics Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No
Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No
Architecture Ph.D., M.S., M.Arch., M.AAD December 15, 2021 (M.S., Ph.D.,M.Arch)
January 6, 2022 ( 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, 2021 GRE Required: No
Asian Studies M.A. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No
Astrophysics Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No
Bioengineering M.Eng January 6, 2022 GRE Required: No , ,
Bioengineering (joint degree with UCSF) Joint Ph.D. November 30, 2021 GRE Required: No , ,
Biophysics Ph.D. November 30, 2021 GRE Required: No ,
Biostatistics Ph.D., M.A./Ph.D., M.A. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: Yes (General Test) ,
Buddhist Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: Yes (General Test)
Business Administration, Evening & Weekend MBA Program M.B.A. See separate school application for deadlines. GRE or GMAT required
Business Administration, Full-time MBA Program M.B.A. See separate school application for deadlines. GRE or GMAT required
Business Administration, Master’s in Financial Engineering Program M.F.E. See separate school application for deadlines. 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 deadlines. GRE or GMAT required
Business Administration, Ph.D. Program Ph.D. December 1, 2021 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, 2021 GRE Required: No
City & Regional Planning Ph.D., M.C.P. December 1, 2021(Ph.D)
December 15, 2021 (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, 2021 (Professional M.S. and Ph.D)
January 6, 2022 (M.Eng)
GRE Required: No
Classical Archaeology Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No , , ,
Classics Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No , , ,
Comparative Biochemistry Ph.D. January 6, 2021 GRE (general test) , ,
Comparative Literature Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No ,
Computational Biology Ph.D. November 30, 2021 GRE Required: No
Computer Science Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 8, 2021 GRE Required: No
Design M.Des. January 3, 2022 GRE Required: No
Earth & Planetary Science Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2021 (5th-Year M.A. for UC Berkeley students only) GRE Required: No
East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D. December 1, 2021 (Chinese language and Japanese language) GRE (general test) Required: Yes ,
Education Ph.D., M.A. December 1, 2021 (M.A., Ph.D., Cred/PhD.,EdD)
December 15, 2021 (Admin Services Credential/M.A., Teaching Credential/M.A.)
GRE Required: No For Admin Services Credential/M.A.,Teaching Credential/M.A
Education – Special Education (joint degree with SFSU) Joint Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: TBD
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 8, 2021 (M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D)
January 6, 2022 (M.Eng.)
March 15, 2022 (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 6, 2022 GRE Required: No , ,
English Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No ,
Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2021
See departmental website for SOPHAS information.
GRE Required: No , , , ,
Environmental Science, Policy, & Management Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No , ,
Epidemiology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2021 GRE (general test) Required: Yes , ,
Film & Media Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No , ,
Folklore M.A. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No ,
Forestry M.F. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No ,
French Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No
German Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No
Global Studies M.A. January 6, 2022 GRE (general test) Required: Yes
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, 2021 GRE (general test) Required: Yes , , ,
Hispanic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No
History Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE (general test) Required: Yes ,
History of Art Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No , ,
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 15, 2021 (5th year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only, M.S. and Ph.D.)
January 6, 2022 (M.Eng.)
March 2, 2022 (Master of Analytics)
GRE (general test) Required: Optional for M.S., Ph.D. and M.Eng, Not required for 5th year M.S.
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No , ,
Information Management & Systems Ph.D., M.I.C.S., M.I.D.S., M.I.M.S. December 1, 2021 (Ph.D.)
January 6, 2022 (M.I.M.S.)
March 2, 2022 (5th-Year M.I.D.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
For regular M.I.D.S. and M.I.C.S see separate school application.
GRE Required: No , ,
Integrative Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No
Italian Studies Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No
Journalism M.J. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Ph.D., M.L.A. December 1, 2021 (Ph.D.)
December 15, 2021 (M.L.A.)
GRE Required: No , ,
Law J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. See Berkeley Law website LSAT
Logic & the Methodology of Science Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No
Materials Science & Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 1, 2021 (M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D., 5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
January 6, 2022 (M.Eng.)
GRE Required: No
Mathematics Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng December 1, 2021 (M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
January 6, 2022 (M.Eng., 5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)
GRE Required: No
Metabolic Biology Ph.D., M.S. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No , , ,
Microbiology Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No (Scores received will not be considered as part of the application review) ,
Molecular & Cell Biology Ph.D. November 30, 2021 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, 2021 GRE Required: No , , ,
Near Eastern Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No , , , ,
Neuroscience Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No ,
Nuclear Engineering Ph.D., M.Eng December 15, 2021 (Ph.D.)
January 6, 2022 (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, 2022 GRE Required: No ,
Performance Studies Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No ,
Philosophy Ph.D. January 6, 2021 GRE Required: No ,
Physics Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: Physics subject GRE optional; general GRE scores will not be considered as part of the application review
Plant Biology Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No (Scores received will not be considered as part of the application review)
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, 2021
On campus M.P.H.: December 1, 2021
Please see departmental website for SOPHAS information.
Online M.P.H. program:
Please see program website for dates.
GRE Required: No ,
Public Policy Ph.D., M.P.P. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: Yes (PhD), Optional for MPP
Range Management M.S. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No ,
Real Estate Development + Design MRED+D Please see MRED+D Application Instructions GRE Required: No , , , ,
Rhetoric Ph.D. December 1, 2021 GRE Required: No , ,
Romance Languages & Literatures (French, Italian, Spanish) Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE (General Test) Required: Yes
Scandinavian Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No
Science & Mathematics Education Ph.D. December 1, 2020 GRE Required: No ,
Slavic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No
Sociology & Demography Ph.D. December 15, 2021 GRE: TBD
South & Southeast Asian Studies Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2021 GRE Required: No
Statistics Ph.D., M.A. December 15, 2021 GRE: TBD
Translational Medicine (joint with UCSF) M.T.M. January 6, 2022 GRE Required: No
Urban Design M.U.D. December 15, 2021 GRE: TBD , ,
Vision Science Ph.D. January 6, 2022 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.