GRADUATE ADMISSIONS Graduate Program Deadlines General Admissions RequirementsApplication RequirementsLetters of RecommendationGRE/TOEFL/IELTSFinancial AssistanceFrequently Asked QuestionsContact Degree/Program Online Application Deadline (Application available early September 2020) All materials must be submitted by the deadline. Doctor of Philosophy (MS/Ph.D., Ph.D.) December 1, 2020 8:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time Masters of Engineering Program (M.Eng) January 6, 2021 8:59 pm, Pacific…

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COURSES Undergraduate MSE 24: Freshman Seminars Expand Course Number:  MSE 24 Course Units:  1 The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting.  The Department offers the following selections: The Bicycle: Introduction to Engineering Materials UNITS: 1…

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Graduate Resources New Graduate Student Orientation 2020 RULES AND REQUIREMENTS Graduate Division requirements, policies, and forms can be viewed at http://grad.berkeley.edu/. Graduate Student Manual HEALTH AND WELLNESS University Health Services offers a number of resources to help you get well and stay healthy, including healthy eating tips, drug and alcohol counseling, violence prevention, sexual health counseling and  and…

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Combined B.S./M.S. ProgramThe Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of California, Berkeley, offers a five year combined B.S./M.S. program to our undergraduate student cohort that can be completed at the student’s pace. The research project and some Master’s course requirements are started while still in undergraduate standing. Academic program The academic…

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Faculty Spotlight: Professor Andrew Minor   Where did you study? I grew up in the bay area and then I went to college at Yale University in Connecticut. Having done my time back east, I was happy to come back west for graduate school at Cal, and have been here ever since. . .  …

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Where did you study? I studied physics in my undergraduate in Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and also got a MS degree in physics from Peking University, China. I came to the U.S. and obtained my PhD degree in the Applied Science and Technology Graduate Program in UC Berkeley. After a postdoc research at Harvard…

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Where did you study? I went back to school after working and restarted my education at American River Community College in Sacramento, CA. Then I transferred to UC Berkeley and majored in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Enjoying school, I decided to stay at…

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Visa Rule Rescinded “University of California Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez and President Janet Napolitano issued the following joint statement Tuesday, July 14 on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind a directive that would have forced international students to leave the country if their schools held all classes online due…

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Enhanced Atomic-scale Ferroelectricity Directly on Silicon Scientists at UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab, led by S. Cheema and Prof. S. Salahuddin, have managed to stabilize ferroelectric order in ultrathin doped hafnium oxide on silicon. Their recent paper published in Nature not only demonstrates ferroelectricity down to single nanometer thickness (equivalent to two unit cells of…

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