Master's degree program prospective applicants must first apply to the University through the regular admissions process before they will be considered for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. After the graduate degree program admissions process is underway, the UCB Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program will invite prospective candidates to apply for the Scholarship.
Deadlines and Requirements
Graduate application deadlines vary by program. Please visit the Graduate Division Admissions Website for up to date information on:
Which Master's Degree program?
**Please note that doctoral programs do not qualify for the Scholars Program.
UC Berkeley offers many master's degree programs, including the following:
- Architecture (M.Arch) - Our priority is the two year, not three year program. Contact us
- Art (MFA)
- Business Administration (MBA)*
- City & Regional Planning (MCP)
- Development Practice (MDP)
- Education (DMS, EMST, or MUSE)
- Energy & Resources (ERG)
- Engineering (M.Eng, MS)
- Folklore (MA)
- Journalism (MJ)
- Information Management & Systems (MIMS)
- Public Health
- Public Policy (MPP)
- Social Welfare (MSW)
- LL.M. Programs - Traditional and Thesis Track only
Contact us if you are interested in UC Berkeley programs not listed here.
*MBA students need to secure additional funding from Haas Business School through obtaining Haas scholarships, which requires meeting the Round One application deadline. We encourage you to contact us if you are interested to learn more details about this unique process.
Similarly, if you are interested in a concurrent degree program, be sure to contact each program, and also contact us to discuss any effect this may have on your funding structure.
When considering any program, please keep in mind that it is your motivation for choosing your field, as well as your career goals that will determine if you are eligible for the Scholarship. Please revisit Eligibility Requirements to see if your goals are in line with those of the Mastercard Foundation Scholar Program.