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 2021) All materials must be submitted by the deadline. Doctor of Philosophy (MS/Ph.D., Ph.D.) December 1, 2021 8:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time Masters of Engineering Program (M.Eng) January 6, 2022 8:59 pm, Pacific…

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Professor Persson and Alumnus Alex Luce in Forbes by Daisy Hernandez March 22, 2016 Professor Kristin Persson and Dr. Alex Luce (PhD from MSE, and currently Program Manager at CalCharge) are quoted in a recent article in Forbes magazine, entitled “With Super-Computing, The Process of Disruptive Innovation in Energy is Likely to Accelerate.”  The article…

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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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Why did you choose to study MSE? I chose MSE because I have always been interested in energy and other sustainability efforts. When looking at different majors I was intrigued by the ability of materials scientists to invent novel materials that can change anything from how to sustainably create plastic to improving drug delivery methods!…

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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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Why did you choose to study MSE? I loved the nanomaterials lab that I worked in during high school, and after I naively told my mentor that it inspired me to study “chemical engineering” in college, she responded, “Oh, OK, but you do know this field is called ‘materials science’ right?” Then in my undergrad,…

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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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