Prospective Students - Graduates

College of Letters & Science Graduate Fellowships

Divisions of Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

Graduate Fellowships 2020-21

Graduate Student In Regalia Walking Past Tree to Commencement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Social Sciences Division

SBES Alliance Schools

Below, find the schools currently participating in the National Science Foundation's Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Alliance, along with useful information for prospective students.

University of California, Berkeley
Program Coordinator: Ira Young
iyoung@berkeley.edu

Demystifying the Application Process

Applying to graduate school can be a formidable process. Improve your chances of securing a spot in the right graduate program by reviewing the following tools and tips to assist you in the application process.

L&S Facts at a Glance

Student Body

Spring 2019

Total: 24,162 student
Undergraduate students: 21,665
Graduate students: 2,497

Undergraduate Profile
Gender: 56% female, 44% male
Residency: California residents: 74%; non-residents: 14%; international: 12%

Undergraduate Student Ethnic Breakdown

Graduate Programs

For a regularly updated list of graduate programs along with their application deadlines, please visit the Berkeley Graduate Division website.

Gut bacteria’s shocking secret: They produce electricity

September 12, 2018

"While bacteria that produce electricity have been found in exotic environments like mines and the bottoms of lakes, scientists have missed a source closer to home: the human gut." Read more...

UC Berkeley leads new assessment of Bay Area climate impacts

August 27, 2018

California today issued its latest assessment of the many challenges the state faces from climate change — including wildfires like those still raging throughout the state – and highlighted for the first time the regional impacts with nine deep-dive reports spearheaded by University of California scientists. Read more...