Academic degrees are the M.A., M.S., M.F.A., and Ph.D. All other degrees and certificates are professional. The J.D. (Juris Doctor) is the basic law degree. It is a graduate degree, and if interested you should apply directly to the School of Law.
Graduate degrees and certificates are listed below:
African American Studies, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Agricultural and Resource Economics, M.S.,* Ph.D.
Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, M.A., Ph.D.†
Anthropology, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Applied Mathematics, Ph.D.
Applied Science and Technology, M.S.,* Ph.D.†
Architecture, M.S., M.Arch., Ph.D.
Asian Studies, M.A., Ph.D. M.A. program emphases: East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian†
Astrophysics, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Bioengineering, M.S.,* Ph.D.† (joint degree program with UC San Francisco)
Biostatistics, M.A., Ph.D.†
Buddhist Studies, Ph.D.†
Business Administration, M.B.A., M.F.E., Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering, M.S., Ph.D.
Chemistry, M.S.,* Ph.D.
Chinese Language (see East Asian Languages and Cultures)
City and Regional Planning, M.C.P., Ph.D.
Classical Archaeology, M.A., Ph.D.
Classics, M.A., Ph.D. M.A. program emphases: Greek, Latin
Comparative Biochemistry, Ph.D.†
Comparative Literature, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Computer Science, M.S., Ph.D.
Demography, M.A., Ph.D.
Design (Visual), M.A.
Earth and Planetary Science, M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
East Asian Languages and Cultures, M.A.,* Ph.D. Program emphases: Chinese Language, Japanese Language
Economics, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Education, Teaching Credential, M.A., Ph.D., Ed.D.
Endocrinology, M.A., Ph.D.†
Energy and Resources, M.A., M.S., Ph.D.†
Engineering and Engineering Science, M.S., Ph.D.; M. Eng., D. Eng. (some majors) Majors for Engineering and Engineering Science: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering
English, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Environmental Health Sciences, M.S., Ph.D.†
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, M.S., Ph.D.
Epidemiology, M.S., Ph.D.†
Ethnic Studies, M.A.,* Ph.D.†
French, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Geology (see Earth and Planetary Science)
Geophysics (see Earth and Planetary Science)
German, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Greek (see Classics)
Health and Medical Sciences, M.S. (UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program)†
Health Services and Policy Analysis, Ph.D.†
Hispanic Languages and Literatures, M.A.,* Ph.D.
History, M.A.,* Ph.D.
History of Art, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Ph.D.†
Information Management and Systems, M.I.M.S., Ph.D.
Integrative Biology, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Italian Studies, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Japanese Language (see East Asian Languages and Cultures)
Jewish Studies, Ph.D.† (joint degree program with Graduate Theological Union)
Jurisprudence and Social Policy, M.A.,* Ph.D.†
Landscape Architecture, M.L.A.
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Ph.D.
Latin (see Classics)
Latin American Studies, M.A.†
Law, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D.
Linguistics, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Logic and the Methodology of Science, Ph.D.†
Mathematics, M.A., Ph.D.
Medical Anthropology, Ph.D. (joint degree program with UC San Francisco)
Microbiology, M.S.,* Ph.D.†
Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition, M.A.,* Ph.D.†
Molecular and Cell Biology, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Molecular Toxicology, M.S.,* Ph.D.†
Music, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Near Eastern Religions, Ph.D.† (joint degree program with the Graduate Theological Union)
Near Eastern Studies, M.A., Ph.D.
Optometry, O.D. (Residency Program, Cert.)
Performance Studies, M.A.,* Ph.D.†
Philosophy, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Physics, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Plant Biology, M.S.,* Ph.D.
Political Science, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Psychology, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Public Health, M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Public Policy, M.P.P., Ph.D.
Range Management, M.S.†
Rhetoric, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Romance Languages and Literatures, Ph.D. Program emphases: French, Italian, Spanish†
Scandinavian Languages and Literatures, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Science and Mathematics Education, Ph.D.†
Slavic Languages and Literatures, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Social Welfare, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Sociology, M.A.,* Ph.D.
Sociology and Demography, Ph.D.†
South and Southeast Asian Studies, M.A., Ph.D.
Special Education, Ph.D. (joint degree program with San Francisco State University)
Statistics, M.A., Ph.D.
Urban Design, M.U.D.†
Vision Science, M.S., Ph.D.†
Certificate of Completion of Residency Program in Optometry
The School of Optometry offers an Optometric Residency Program leading to the Certificate of Completion. This is a 12-month program of graduate professional training in an optometric specialty area selected by the residents, and is designed to expand and refine their professional and specialty skills. The prerequisite for entrance is a Doctor of Optometry degree. For information, contact Inez Bailey at the Optometric Residency Program, 230 Minor Hall, School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, CA 94720-2020 or e-mail email@example.com.
Concurrent Degree Programs
Concurrent degree programs provide a broad integrated curriculum in which units are shared between two disciplines. You should direct inquiries to the departments or schools involved.
Architecture, M.Arch.—City and Regional Planning, M.C.P.
Architecture, M.Arch.—Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.S.
Architecture, M.Arch.—Landscape Architecture, M.L.A.
Asian Studies, M.A.—Law, J.D.
Business Administration, M.B.A.—Law, J.D. (Berkeley)
Business Administration, M.B.A.—Law, J.D. (Hastings)
Business Administration, M.B.A.—Public Health, M.P.H.
City and Regional Planning, M.C.P.—Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.S.
City and Regional Planning, M.C.P.—Law, J.D. (Berkeley)
City and Regional Planning, M.C.P.—Law, J.D. (Hastings)
City and Regional Planning, M.C.P.—Public Health, M.P.H.
Economics, M.A./Ph.D.—Law, J.D.
Journalism, M.J.—Asian Studies, M.A.
Journalism, M.J.—Latin American Studies, M.A.
Journalism, M.J.—Law, J.D.
Landscape Architecture, M.L.A.—Architecture, M.Arch.
Landscape Architecture, M.L.A.—City and Regional Planning, M.C.P.
Public Health, M.P.H.—School of Medicine, UC San Francisco (M.D.)
Public Policy, M.P.P.—Engineering, M.S. (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering)
Public Policy, M.P.P.—Law, J.D.
Public Policy, M.P.P.—Public Health, M.P.H.
Social Welfare, M.S.W.—Law, J.D.
Social Welfare, M.S.W.—Public Health, M.P.H.
International and Area Studies
The Graduate Group in International and Area Studies (IAS) offers M.A. degrees in conjunction with graduate degree programs in professional schools and Ph.D. programs in the social science disciplines. Only current graduate students may apply. No freestanding degree in IAS is offered.
The designated emphasis is an approved focus representing a new method of inquiry or an important field of application that is relevant to two or more existing doctoral degree programs. The designated emphasis is designed to complement existing Ph.D. programs, and it provides opportunities for interdisciplinary study with faculty from other departments. It is not in itself a degree program. For a list of current designated emphases, see Academic Opportunities.
Courses leading to the multiple subject or single subject teaching credentials are offered on the Berkeley campus. For details, please consult the Graduate School of Education web site.
*Students may not apply for the M.A./M.S. degree only, although it may be awarded to students pursuing work toward the Ph.D. degree after fulfillment of the appropriate M.A./M.S. requirements.
†Indicates established interdisciplinary group or field.