Prospective students

Graduate degrees in bioengineering are jointly offered by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. Our interdisciplinary programs combine the resources in biomedical sciences at UCSF with the excellence in engineering, physical, and life sciences at UC Berkeley.

UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley offer jointly a Ph.D. and a Master of Translational Medicine . The information on this site applies to our Bioengineering Ph.D. program – if you are interested in the Master’s Program, please read more at the MTM home pages.

With over 160 faculty from 35 departments on the two campuses, our program offers students unparalleled opportunities for basic and applied bioengineering research in a wide variety of related fields which reflect the strengths and breadth of program faculty. We have also partnered with the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at UCSF, which enables students to pursue the M.D./Ph.D. while conducting dissertation research in bioengineering.

Our program has grown by leaps and bounds, and we now host a doctoral student population of over 150. Program alumni are enjoying considerable success in academia and industry, and to populate the faculty at top tier bioengineering institutions.

For more information about the program, please see the admissions and program requirements links to the left. For questions, contact the Berkeley graduate advisor at or (510) 642-9931, or (510) 642-5833, or SarahJane Taylor at (415) 476-5151, or

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