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) All materials must be submitted by the deadline. Doctor of Philosophy (MS/Ph.D., Ph.D.) December 4, 2023 8:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time Masters of Engineering Program (M.Eng) January 8, 2024 8:59 pm, Pacific Standard…

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Graduate Resources RULES AND REQUIREMENTS Graduate Division requirements, policies, and forms can be viewed at http://grad.berkeley.edu/. Graduate Student Manual IMPORTANT PEOPLE FOR GRADUATE MATTERS  The department has numerous individuals you can connect with if you need help or support. Some important individuals are: Graduate Student Services Advisor – Ariana Castro – your primary resource on all things…

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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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RESOURCES FORMS Faculty (Return to Catalina Estrada) Request for Academic Leave of Absence for Seven (7) Calendar Days or Less Sabbatical Leave Undergraduate Students (Return to Main Office) H194 Honors Undergraduate Research Form Graduate Students (Return to Ariana Castro) Final Program of Study for PhD-White Card Tentative Program of Study for PhD-Blue Card Program of Study for…

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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Visa Rule Rescinded “University of California Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez and President Janet Napolitano issued the following joint statement Tuesday, July 14 on the U.S.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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GRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUCTOR/ READER GSI/GSR Openings for positions as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) and Reader are announced before the beginning of each semester. If interested, complete the Online Application (which requires a CalNet ID) Applicants must meet all Graduate Division requirements for the appointment including being a registered graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0…

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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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New technology could wean the battery world off cobalt by Brett Israel April 11, 2018 Lithium batteries use more than 50 percent of all cobalt produced globally. This is because lithium ions are stored in cathodes which are layered structures. Cobalt is crucial to maintaining this layered structure.  Now, a research team led by scientists at UC…

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Professor Ceder in the Economist by Daisy Hernandez December 8, 2015 Professor Ceder is quoted in an article entitled “New Materials for Manufacturing” in the December Technology Quarterly section of the Economist.  The article discusses how materials science is “rapidly transforming the way that everything from cars to lightbulbs is made” and the Materials Project…

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