University of California--Berkeley

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1600 Tolman Hall, MC #1670
Berkeley, CA 94720

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The Graduate School of Education at University of California--Berkeley has an application deadline of December 3. The application fee for the Education program at the University of California--Berkeley is $80. Its tuition is full-time: $11,220 per year (in-state) and full-time: $26,322 per year (out-of-state). The Graduate School of Education at University of California--Berkeley has 29 full-time faculty on staff with a 8.2:1 ratio of full-time equivalent doctoral students to full-time faculty.

At UC-Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, students complete degrees in one of three areas: Cognition and Development; Language and Literacy, Society and Culture; and Policy, Organization, Measurement, and Evaluation. The programs ready students to be teachers, administrators, and psychologists.

Students can earn a master’s degree in as little as a year; a master’s with a certification in two years; and doctoral degrees in 3½  to six years. There are no part-time degree options, but there is a schoolwide Leadership for Educational Equity program with courses for working professionals in the evenings and on weekends. Ph.D. candidates can enroll in the joint Doctoral Program in Special Education, offered in conjunction with San Francisco State University.

Students can get hands-on experience in more than 10 research centers, such as the Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research Center, known as BEAR for short, and the Center for the Study of Critical Transitions. Additional research opportunities and teaching placements are offered throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The school is housed in Tolman Hall on the Berkeley campus, and graduate students can live close by in university housing.


Application deadline December 3
Application fee $80
Director of admissions Lauren Mendoza


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 29
Student-faculty ratio 8.2:1

Student Body

Total enrollment (full-time) 341
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $11,220 per year (in-state)
full-time: $26,322 per year (out-of-state)

Required fees $4,581 per year

Teacher Preparation

Students who took an assessment to become a certified or licensed teacher during 2012-2013 33

* Education School Overview details based on 2013 data

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