1 Berkeley Gradate Division Think Bigger Than First in Yor Class Think First in Yor Field!
2 A Welcoming, Creative, Collaborative Commnity Add yorself to Berkeley s commnity of 10,000-pls gradate stdents from all arond the U.S. and over a hndred other contries. Find yorself among an inspiring array of stdents like and nlike yorself: older and yonger, on their own or starting families, speaking many langages, from every sort of backgrond and life experience. This diversity is Berkeley s richness. What yo have in common is passion, commitment, and vision. Join yor diverse peers in tackling academic challenges while growing in personal development and professional skills Today s Brightest Minds Choose Berkeley to prse gradate stdies We attract the most daring thinkers and doers. Gradate stdents at Berkeley are passionate, crios, and committed to their areas of stdy. Berkeley enrolls more stdents who receive prestigios national awards that recognize great academic promise than any other pblic or private instittion and gradates the most doctoral stdents from nderrepresented backgronds. A Dynamic Collection of Today s Top Stdents Join an inflential network of almni Berkeley s gradate stdents go on to join an impressive array of almni. Among them are: 20 Nobel Prize winners 30 recipients of the National Medal of Science fonders of more than 250 trail-blazing companies. Berkeley gradate almni are noted the world over for lifechanging discoveries, inventions, policy improvements, and creative innovations.
3 Unparalleled Resorces & Opportnities Distingished Faclty Many of the world s most distingished faclty call Berkeley home. Qoted almost daily in the national media for their grondbreaking research and thoghtfl analysis, or professors are among the most renowned and respected experts in their fields. 7 Nobel lareates 230 American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows 40 American Philosophical Society 3 Fields Medal in Mathematics recipients 77 Flbright scholars 32 MacArthr fellows 97 National Academy of Engineering members 139 National Academy of Sciences members 13 National Medal of Science recipients 4 Plitzer Prize winners 88 Sloan Research Fellows 3 Tring Award recipients 1 U.S. Poet Lareate Or stdents prse research and professional activities throghot the globe. Opportnities inclde pblic-service fieldwork in locations ranging from nearby rban commnities to Sb-Saharan Africa to Polynesia; native langage recovery programs in California; city planning projects in China; archival research in India and Pakistan; edcation projects for women and children in Nigeria and Indonesia; and more. Or 20 camps libraries nderpin stdy and research with 11 million volmes and electronic jornals. Berkeley s pblic collections are topranked in the contry. Or laboratories and interdisciplinary centers are among the most grond-breaking anywhere. The reach of or stdents work extends from library, lab, and field station to commnity, commerce, and indstry. Or connections help Berkeley gradate stdents transfer their ideas and inventions to the marketplace. For example, the QB3 is a network of modern biotech labs, where forward-thinkers lay fondations for new indstries, gided by faclty mentors. Berkeley Skydeck is a technology entreprenership center that incbates, accelerates, and expands the pipeline of start-ps. Every year, dozens of new ventres arise from innovations made by Berkeley gradate stdents and faclty. All on one camps Instittes, research centers, mltidisciplinary labs, and msems Collaboration and innovation spring from more than 100 (ever-growing) clsters. To name jst a few: Berkeley Energy & Climate Institte Berkeley Food Institte Berkeley Seismological Institte Fnctional Genomics Laboratory Institte of East Asian Stdies Institte of Personality and Social Research Institte for Urban and Regional Development Msem of Vertebrate Zoology Phoebe A. Hearst Msem of Anthropology Simons Institte for the Theory of Compting Space Sciences Laboratory Townsend Center for the Hmanities
4 Berkeley s Gradate Programs Yo can choose from more than 100 gradate programs to match what best fits yor interests and goals. Cstomize yor degree by choosing among concrrent degree programs, interdisciplinary gradate grops, and/or designated emphases (gradate minors). Application deadlines change. Please verify dates at grad.berkeley.ed/ programs/list. DESIGNATED EMPHASIS Ph.D. stdents may choose to add a Designated Emphasis (like a gradate-level minor) to their major program. A DE is an interdisciplinary area of stdy constitting a new method of inqiry or an important field of application relevant to two or more existing doctoral degree programs. Crrently, 16 DEs are offered in a wide range of areas. African American Stdies 5 Agricltral & Resorce Economics Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec.1 Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 9 Anthropology Applied Mathematics 0 Applied Science & Technology Architectre Degrees: M.S., M.Arch., Ph.D. Deadlines: Dec. 3 (M.S., Ph.D.) Dec. 17 (M.Arch.) Art Practice Degree: M.F.A., Deadline: Dec. 17 Asian Stdies Degree: M.A., Deadline: Dec. 1 Astrophysics Degree: Ph.D., Deadlines: Dec. 7 Bioengineering Degree: Jt. Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 15 Biophysics Biostatistics Degrees: M.A., M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D. Deadline: Dec. 1 Bddhist Stdies Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 7 Bsiness Administration Degree: M.B.A., (See separate school application for dates.) Bsiness Administration Financial Engineering Degree: M.F.E., (See separate school application for dates.) Bsiness Administration 0 Bsiness Administration, Evening & Weekend MBA Programs Degree: M.B.A., (See separate school application for dates.) Chemical and Biomoleclar Engineering Degree: M.S., Deadline: Jan. 8 4 Chemistry Chinese Langage see East Asian Langages City & Regional Planning Degree: M.C.P., Deadline: Dec. 17 Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 3 Civil & Environmental Engineering Degree: M.S., Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 17 Classical Archaeology Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 9 Classics Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 9 Comparative Biochemistry Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Jan. 5 Comparative Literatre Comptational Biology Compter Science Deadline: Dec. 8 Demography Degrees: M.A., Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 15 Development Practice Degree: M.D.P., Deadline: Jan. 8 Dramatic Art see Performance Stdies Earth & Planetary Science Degrees: M.A., Ph.D. Deadline: Dec. 21 East Asian Langages & Cltres (Chinese Langage; Japanese Langage) Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 7 Economics Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 2 Edcation Degrees: M.A., Ph.D., Ed.D. Credential/degree programs Deadline: Dec. 2, Admin. Services Cred/M.A. Deadline: Dec. 18 Edcation Special Edcation (joint program with SFSU) Degree: Jt. Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 2 Electrical Engineering & Compter Sciences Deadline: Dec. 8 Degree: M. Eng., Deadline: Jan. 6 Degree: M.A.S., Deadline: Feb. 1 Contact the department for Spring semester admissions Endocrinology Degrees: M.A., Ph.D., Deadline: Jan. 8 Contact department for spring semester admission. Energy & Resorces Degrees: M.A., M.S., Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 4 Engineering & Engineering Science see specific area English 5 Environmental Health Sciences Deadline: Dec. 1 Environmental Science, Policy, & Management Epidemiology Degrees: M.S., Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 1 Ethnic Stdies Film & Media Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 4 Folklore Degree: M.A., Deadline: Dec. 15 Forestry Degree: M.F., Deadline: Dec. 1 French Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 3 Geography Geology see Earth & Planetary Science Geophysics see Earth & Planetary Science German 5 Greek see Classics Health & Medical Sciences Medical Program (joint program with UCSF) Degree: M.S. (M.D. UCSF only) Deadline: Oct. 15 Health Services & Policy Analysis Hispanic Langages & Literatres 5 History History of Art Indstrial Engineering & Operations Research Degrees: M.S., Ph.D. Deadline: Dec. 4 Infectios Diseases & Immnity Information Management & Systems Degree: M.I.M.S., Deadline: Jan. 6 Degree: Ph.D., Dec. 1 (For M.I.D.S. see datascience.berkeley.ed) Integrative Biology Italian Stdies 7 Japanese Langage see East Asian Langages Jornalism Degree: M.J., Deadline: Dec. 1 Jrisprdence & Social Policy 5 Landscape Architectre & Environmental Planning Degree: M.L.A., Deadline: Dec. 17 Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 3 Latin see Classics Latin American Stdies Degree: MA, Deadline: (Closed for Fall 2016 admissions.) Law Degrees: J.D., LL.M., J.S.D., (See Berkeley Law website for application dates.) Lingistics Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 6 Logic & the Methodology of Science 5 Materials Science & Engineering Degrees: M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D. Deadline: Dec. 7 Degrees: M.S., M.Eng., Deadline: Jan. 6 Mathematics Degrees: M.A., Ph.D. Deadline: Dec. 10 Mechanical Engineering Deadline: Dec. 2 Medical Anthropology (joint program with UCSF) Degree: Jt. Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 1 Metabolic Biology Degrees: M.S., Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 1 Microbiology Moleclar & Cell Biology Divisions in: Biochemistry and Strctral Biology, Genetics, Genomics and Development, Immnology and Pathogenisis, and Nerobiology. Moleclar Toxicology Msic Near Eastern Stdies 5 Neroscience Nclear Engineering Deadline: Dec. 15, Ntritional Sciences see Moleclar Toxicology & Metabolic Biology Optometry Degree: O.D., Deadline: Dec. 1 Degree: Certificate Deadline: Apr. 15 Performance Stdies Philosophy Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Jan. 5 Physics 5 Plant Biology Political Science Psychology Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Nov. 21 Pblic Health Degrees: M.P.H., Dr.P.H., Deadline: Dec. 1 Pblic Health Online October 1 (Online M.P.H Spring 2016 start) Febrary 1 (Online M.P.H. Smmer 2016 start) May 1 (Online M.P.H. Fall 2016 start) October 1 (Online M.P.H. Spring 2017 start) Pblic Policy Degrees: M.P.P., Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 1 Range Management Degree: M.S., Deadline: Dec. 1 Rhetoric Indicate emphasis: film or non-film Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 4 Romance Langages & Literatres (French, Italian & Spanish) 0 Scandinavian Langages & Literatres Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Jan. 5 Science & Mathematics Edcation Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 2 Slavic Langages & Literatres Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 21 Social Welfare Degrees: M.S.W., Ph.D., M.S.W./Ph.D. Deadline: Dec. 3 Sociology Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 7 Sociology & Demography 5 Soth & Sotheast Asian Stdies Degrees: M.A., Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 4 Statistics Degrees: M.A., Ph.D., Deadline: Dec. 11 Translational Medicine (joint degree with UCSF) Degree: M.T.M., Deadline: Jan. 6 Urban Design Degree: M.U.D., Deadline: Dec. 17 Vision Science Degree: Ph.D., Deadline: Jan. 6
5 Financing Yor Edcation Fnding Options Gradate stdents can draw from a variety of fellowships, grants, academic employment, and other need-based and merit-based aid to pay their tition, fees, and living expenses. Mlti-year niversity fellowships A competitive camps-wide selection process awards prestigios mltiyear fellowships to the most promising entering doctoral stdents. Applicants are nominated by academic programs dring the admissions process; no separate application is necessary. Other sorces of spport for entering and contining stdents Academic programs may offer incoming master s and doctoral stdents fnding packages that may inclde one or more years of fellowships pls teaching and/or research appointments. Federal agencies and national philanthropic fondations also provide many Berkeley gradate stdents with prestigios fellowships for one or more years. Contining stdents may receive Gradate Division-administered fellowships and grants sch as: Privately-sponsored fellowships for certain areas of stdy Hosing spport grants Parenting spport grants Research travel grants Conference travel grants Smmer research grants Mentoring grants Dissertation writing fellowships In Hmanities and the Social Sciences, the majority of stdents are spported by fellowships that pay tition, fees, and stipends. Abot one in three stdents in these fields are financially spported by gradate stdent instrctor (GSI) appointments, which also impart professional training. The rest are spported by assisting faclty with research or other academic dties. In the Sciences and Engineering, more than for in ten stdents are spported by gradate stdent researcher (GSR) appointments that fnd them to work with faclty on projects that advance their academic goals and professional training. Nearly as many stdents are spported by fellowships. Abot one in six stdents in these fields are spported by gradate stdent instrctor (GSI) appointments, which also impart professional training. The rest are spported by appointments in other academic titles. Work/Life Balance Commnity Life and Professional Development Life balance is key to life sccess. To spport yor day-to-day and longterm well-being, or resorces help yo balance personal and social interests with the academic and professional demands of yor gradate experience. We help yo enter into a commnity of spport, gidance, and fn! Gradate Commnity Life staff and camps partners provide programs and services to ensre that yor needs for hosing, health, wellness, recreation, social connection and engagement are being met. Or family-friendly policies are spportive of stdents with family responsibilities. After yo earn yor gradate degree comes what yo ve worked so long and hard for: yor post-gradate life. We help yo plan ahead for that too! Gradate Professional Services (GPS) staff and camps partners provide a wide range of resorces that empower yo to develop the competencies and experiences crcial to sccess in whatever career path yo eventally choose, whether in academia or beyond. GPS helps yo explore a variety of potential careers, formlate professional development goals, bild an array of flexible skills as an integral process throghot yor gradate stdies, and prepare the next steps that will lanch yo on yor way after gradation. At Berkeley, we help yo scceed in every dimension of yor life.
6 At Berkeley, passionate stdents work with brilliant faclty to redefine what s possible on a daily basis. Meet the Gradate Dean Fiona M. Doyle A Place Like No Other Berkeley is a hb of innovation and exploration, bilding on classical knowledge and in-the-field know-how. All this takes place on a scenic 1,200-acre camps, graced with towering redwoods and expansive oaks, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Almni arond the world always leave a bit of their hearts in Berkeley. Choose Berkeley Gradate stdents at Berkeley want to make an impact on the world, and they want to start here. Berkeley stdents, scholars, and staff bild on this niversity s historic reptation for independent thinking, social innovation, and trail-blazing discoveries. Then we go frther to redefine what s possible on a daily basis. We think in new ways abot new problems and together we create better, smarter, stronger soltions. We find, invent, and share world-changing information and practical ways of making change locally, regionally, and globally. Here at the Gradate Division, we spport and grow that thinking at every trn from a stdent s earliest interest in attending Berkeley to the completion of their degree. We cltivate or stdents sccess throgh continal commnication, spportive training, and millions of dollars in fellowships and other aid. I encorage yo to join or diverse commnity of today s best stdents, srronded by preeminent faclty and ctting-edge resorces, in a stnning location that brims with a contagios entreprenerial spirit. We look forward to welcoming yo! Fiona M. Doyle Dean of the Gradate Division Donald H. McLaghlin Professor of Mineral Engineering Contact s Gradate Stdent Services Admissions (510) grad.berkeley.ed/admissions/choose-berkeley Fellowships (510) / grad.berkeley.ed/financial/fellowships grad.berkeley.ed/financial/aid Camps Resorces Berkeley International Office (510) internationaloffice.berkeley.ed Camps Child Care: Early Childhood Edcation Program (510) ece.berkeley.ed/stdents Disabled Stdents Program (510) /TTY: (510) dsp.berkeley.ed Financial Aid Office/Cal Stdent Central (510) financialaid.berkeley.ed/gradate-award-gide Gender Eqity Resorce Center (510) geneq.berkeley.ed Gradate Diversity Program and American Indian Gradate Program (510) diversity.berkeley.ed/gradate/gdp Gradate Professional Services grad.berkeley.ed/gps Gradate Assembly (510) ga.berkeley.ed Hosing (510) hosing2.berkeley.ed/gradate hosing2.berkeley.ed/calrentals Registrar (510) registrar.berkeley.ed Stdent Parent Center (510) stdentparents.berkeley.ed University Health Services (UHS) (510) hs.berkeley.ed Photographers: David Schmitz, Peg Skorpinski, Steve McConnell, Keegan Hoser, Sean Havey, Gary Tan, Alan Nyiri, and Roots & Shoots Photography.
7 I came to Berkeley as a gradate stdent to work with the world s greatest faclty. I came back to Berkeley as a professor to work with the world s greatest gradate stdents. Y.T. Lee, Ph.D Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 1986 Join the action! Did yo know that, year after year, UC Berkeley ranks at or near the top of every important national and international list of the best niversities in the U.S. and the world? In the latest National Research Concil report a gold standard assessment Berkeley had the highest nmber of top-ranked doctoral programs in the nation. And that excellence infses every gradate program in every field. Berkeley is continally innovating and improving master s and doctoral programs to keep pace with or changing world and stdents from arond the contry and the globe come here to join the dynamism. There is no more exciting place for yor academic stdies, professional development, and personal growth than UC Berkeley. Come find yorself here! grad.berkeley.ed Berkeley Gradate Division