Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Planetary Science

Admissions

The online application will become available on September 15. The online application process is the method of applying to our department.

The application deadline is December 14, 2020.


For a host of reasons, we will not accept GRE scores this year.

International applicants from countries where English is not the official language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please see the Graduate Division website regarding required minimum scores. The department code to use is 71 (Geology).

Uploaded transcripts are required from every college or university you have ever attended. This includes transcripts of summer sessions attended even if only one course was taken; a summary of credit transferred from an institution previously attended that is recorded on the transcript issued by the university granting the degree is not sufficient. Transcripts not in English should be accompanied by translations from the university that issued them. Translations alone are not enough; we need an upload of both the translation and the original.

The online application requires you to select at least one faculty advisor. Pleast go to our faculty page to review our list of potential advisers.

You can check the status of your application by logging back into it. Do not inquire before January as to whether or not your application is complete. A delay in receiving some materials such as letters of recommendation will not affect your application.

We highly recommended viewing the website for prospective graduate students at:
http://www.grad.berkeley.edu/prospective/

 

Fifth Year Master's Degree - restricted to UCB EPS undergraduates only.

The Master of Arts degree requires 24 semester units of upper division and graduate courses with at least 12 units of graduate coursework, followed by a comprehensive oral examination. The M.A. program is open only to students who have completed their undergraduate degree in our department.  Applicants must fill out this program planning form and upload it to their application.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

After reading the FAQs, if you have additional questions, please contact:

Margie Winn, Student Affairs Officer
winn@berkeley.edu
University of California
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
307 McCone Hall Berkeley, CA 94720-4767