MS in Computer Science
University of California – Berkeley

About University of California – Berkeley

UC Berkeley is the flagship institute of the University of California. Statistically, Berkeley (as it’s called) is the most consistently well ranked university in the world. It has the highest number of distinguished graduate programs ranked in the top 10 in their fields by the United States National Research Council. As you can probably gauge, it isn’t easy to get into Berkeley, unless you have an untouchable academic track record. And rightly so – some of the achievements at this institute are fantastic. To give you an idea, UC Berkeley and its researchers are associated with 6 chemical elements of the periodic table. Now that’s something, isn’t it? Also, it ranks #4 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.

OVERVIEW OF Computer Science
AT University of California – Berkeley (UC Berkeley)

Popularity of Computer Science course from University of California – Berkeley on Yocket. Check profiles of students who have applied, got admits or are interested in applying to this course.

Tuition Fee

STEM Course
The MS in Computer Science at UC Berkeley is a government-designated STEM degree and so international students may be eligible for the 24-month F1 OPT (optional practical training) extension.

Course Duration
12 months



UC Berkeley Computer Science

Fall Deadline (Send docs)
15 December, 2019


Fall: 05 Mar |
*Estimate based on previous dates reported by Yocketers

Course Description

Berkeley EECS graduate programs rank first and second in the nation and provide one of the best educational experiences anywhere. Our graduate students are immersed in an intellectually rigorous, interdisciplinary, globally aware environment, and have the opportunity to study and do research with faculty world-renowned for their innovation and discovery.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. If you are in your final year of studies and you expect to earn your degree by mid-August of the following year, you may apply. If you are admitted, you will be required to provide proof at that time that you have earned your bachelor's degree, usually in the form of a final official transcript.
  • If you attended an American university or a university that uses a similar 4.0 scale, a satisfactory scholastic average with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) is required. If you attended a university that does not use the 4.0 system, please do not try and convert your grades to our system - leave that section blank on your application.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation uploaded as PDFs through the link provided in the online application. Your letters could include details about your goals, research accomplishments, technical and leadership skills, academic work, etc. We suggest to give your recommenders at least a few weeks to write your letters.
  • The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). We do not have minimum or cutoff GRE test scores.

AT University of California – Berkeley