Compare Research-Oriented Graduate Degree Programs

The Master's program usually lays the groundwork for the pursuit of a Ph.D. These programs focus on specialized research, rigorous coursework, and superb faculty mentorship. A graduate degree from Berkeley EECS ensures that you have cultivated the necessary skills to succeed in a career in industry or teaching.

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Master of Science (M.S.) Only

Semester Admitted: Fall (August)

Application deadline: mid-December

Full-time Commitment: ~2 years

Location: On-Campus

Focus: Leads to career in industrial R&D or Ph.D.

The Master of Science (MS) program is a very small research program for exceptional applicants with research experience. The MS leads to a PhD or a career in industrial R&D.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Only

Semester Admitted: Fall (August)

Application deadline: mid-December

Full-time Commitment:  5-6 years (starting with a Bachelor's),  3-5 years (starting with a Master's)

Location: On-Campus

Focus: Research + teaching experience

A Ph.D. in EECS combines coursework and original research with exceptional faculty mentoring to  prepare for a career in academia or industry.

Both (M.S./Ph.D.)

Semester Admitted: Fall (August)

Application deadline: mid-December

Full-time Commitment:  5-6 years

Location: On-Campus

Focus: Research preparation for the PhD.

A full program for those who know they would like to pursue a Ph.D at Berkeley.