Graduate Admissions - PhD

Welcome to IEOR graduate admissions. This page is designed to answer your questions about graduate admissions and guide you in the application process.

UC Berkeley Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Department is ranked as one of the top IE/OR schools in the US. Our campus also has excellent Mathematics, Economics, and Computer Science Departments, where our students can study for their minor fields. We are confident that with its first-class students and faculty, meticulously selected from all around the world, you will find UC Berkeley an ideal intellectual and cultural environment for your graduate studies.

Students who are interested in applying to the PhD program are not required to have a Master's degree.

The next available term for admissions is Fall 2016 ONLY. We do not accept applications for Spring. The online application is available each application cycle beginning on the second Monday of September at this URL:

Fall 2016:
  • Application deadline: Friday, Dec. 4th, 2015.
  • Note: Only upload unofficial transcripts with the application for the departmental initial review. Official transcripts of all college-level work will be required if admitted.

Applications and supporting documents are to be submitted online.

  1. Applying for Graduate Admission and Deadlines

  2. Application Result
  3. Accepting Your Offer of Admission

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