Ph.D. Oral Exam

  • Only students admitted to the M.S./Ph.D. or the Ph.D. programs are permitted to sign up for the oral exam.
  • All Ph.D. students are expected to take the exam no later than their third semester.
  • You must be registered for the semester the exam is taken.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA in courses taken at Berkeley while in graduate standing. Grade units of 299 and 298 are not included in the computation.