12 months
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26802 USD/year
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About

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at University of California, Berkeley offers a PhD degree in Earth and Planetary Science. The central objective of the graduate program is to encourage creative thinking and develop the capacity for independent and original research.

Overview

A strong undergraduate background in the sciences other than geology is especially helpful, and a significant number of our graduate students have their training in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, or astronomy. Graduate students are formally accepted into the Earth and Planetary Science program at University of California, Berkeley, and they normally work directly toward a PhD.

Learning outcomes

The department offers an MA program; however, admission to the program is available only to graduates of our bachelor's degree program in Earth and Planetary Science. We do not accept applications from other majors or universities. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Water Planet 
  • Introduction to Climate Change
  • Earth's Greatest Volcanic Eruptions
  • The Planets 
  • Earthquakes in Your Backyard

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
  • a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale; and
  • enough undergraduate training to do graduate work in your chosen field.
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: The application fee is not re­fundable. If you are a U.S. citizen or current permanent resident, the application fee is $105; for all others, the fee is $125.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26802 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13401 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    26802 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13401 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5850 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Berkeley

1750 - 2820 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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