Berkeley Physics Ph.D. Program has only fall admissions. 2021-2022 graduate application deadline is December 15, 2020 at 8:59 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time). Please be mindful of the time zone differences. Applicant and internet traffic becomes very heavy one hour before the 8:59 PM (PST) application deadline. We encourage applicants to submit applications one-two hours before the deadline.
We will begin reviewing complete graduate applications after December 15, 2020. Your application should be complete -- meaning that all of your letters and supplemental materials should be uploaded -- by this deadline. Application review commences immediately after the deadline; as such, we cannot guarantee that materials received after the deadline (including letters of recommendation) will be fully reviewed.
All submitted applications will be reviewed. Unless we contact you about missing documents, your application is in review. We typically begin making offers of admission in mid-February. Our final offers of admission will be made no later than mid-March.