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Graduate Admissions - Frequently Asked Questions

Before contacting us, please look for your question in the Frequently Asked Questions section below and/or attend one of our online Information Sessions.

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· What can I do to prepare my application to UC Berkeley?
· Does EECS accept applications for the Spring semester?
· Does the university accept three (3) year degrees?
· What are the minimum requirements to be considered for admission to a graduate program in EECS?
· My undergraduate degree is not in Electrical Engineering (EE) or Computer Science (CS). Can I still apply to a graduate program in EECS?
· Is it possible to apply to two departments?
· Can I transfer credit from another university?
· If I already have a Masters or a PhD can I apply to your program?

· What is the departmental GRE code?
· Does the department require any GRE subject tests?
· If I take the GRE more than once, which scores do you consider?
· How important is the writing/verbal portion of the GRE?
· Who needs to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores?
· Does the department require that I calculate and list my grade-point average (GPA) on the application?
· Where do I send transcripts?
· When does the application review begin? Does the department have a rolling application process?
· When will I be notified whether I have been admitted?

· It is possible to add another degree once I am in the department?
· Is there a part-time option?
· How long does it take to complete an M.Eng. degree? A MAS-IC degree?
· Where can I find the degree requirements in detail?

· How much does your graduate program cost?

Information Sessions

For the MEng program, the Fung Institute holds online info sessions. You can learn more and register on the Fung Institute website.

For the MAS-IC program (part-time, online specialized degree in integrated circuits), we will be holding online info sessions for prospective students, companies, and organizations to learn more about the program. For more information and info session registration, please visit the MAS-IC website.

Email Contact

If you still have remaining questions, please contact the Graduate Admissions email at gradadmissions at