Prospective Students - Graduates

Graduate Diversity Offices and Coordinators


The graduate diversity coordinators work with all graduate students to assist them with a wide range of issues as they work to complete their graduate degree and reach their academic and career goals. If you need help at any stage of your graduate career, contact the coordinator in your division:

Graduate Diversity Offices & Coordinators:

Arts & HumanitiesAlberto Ledesma

Graduate Program Rankings

Berkeley and L&S Graduate Programs Ranked at the Top

Berkeley’s graduate programs have been consistently ranked at or near the top in the nation for their academic excellence. According to the last study of American universities conducted by the National Research Council, UC Berkeley ranks first in the number of graduate programs (48) considered to be among the top 10 in their fieldsOf these, 22 programs were in the College of Letters & Science. See NRC rankings.

A Liberal Arts Education

Students in classWhy Study the Liberal Arts?

Competition in the marketplace often leads us to question the value of studies that don’t offer a direct track to employment. But a broad-based liberal arts education does more than prepare you for a job. It lays the foundation for a future career while also preparing you to compete in the marketplace of ideas.

Research at L&S

The Nation’s Premier Research University

Arts & Humanities Graduate Diversity Office

AlbertoWelcome to the Outreach and Diversity Office of the Arts & Humanities Division in the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley. If you are a prospective or continuing diversity student interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in any of the Arts & Humanities departments at Berkeley or beyond, this office is set up to meet your needs.

Berkeley is nation's best-value college

April 28, 2017

UC Berkeley is the top best-value college or university in the nation for the second year in a row, according to new rankings from Forbes.

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

Social Sciences Graduate Diversity Office

Welcome to the Social Sciences Graduate Diversity web page. 

I am the graduate diversity director for the Division of Social Sciences in the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley. In line with Berkeley's institutional commitment to academic excellence through diversity, I am here to work with both prospective and continuing graduate students to ensure a most enriching graduate career.

85,000 students seek admission to Berkeley's 2017-18 freshman class

December 19, 2016
More than 85,000 high school students have submitted applications for a seat in UC Berkeley’s 2017-18 freshman class, another record.