Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Admissions Blog

GSPP’s SCiPP Peer Advising Program

Need help with your application? SCiPP peer advisors can provide feedback on final drafts of your Policy Statement of Purpose, give advice about the application process, and answer general questions about GSPP.

For more information about SCiPP admissions peer advising, please click here.

Visit GSPP Next Week for Our First Admissions Info Session of the Year!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:30 - 8:00 PM

The Goldman School of Public Policy is gearing up for our first Admissions Information Session, to be held right here at GSPP!  If you are interested in learning more about our MPP and MPA programs, this is a great opportunity to speak with Admissions staff, students, and alumni to learn about admissions requirements, the MPP and MPA curriculum, and life at GSPP and beyond.       

Click here to RSVP

Event Details:  
    Date:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 
    Time:  5:30 - 8:00pm
    Location:  Goldman School of Public Policy
    2607 Hearst Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94720
    Cost:  FREE

Fall 2018 Application Opens Today - September 5th

The application for the Goldman School of Public Policy is open as of today, Tuesday, September 5, 2017! You will be able to access the application online through the Graduate Division.

The application and supplemental materials deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:59PM PST. This deadline also applies to MPP/concurrent programs.

Special Note: GRE scores can take as long as 2.5 weeks to arrive. Please take the GRE by November 6, 2017 to allow time for your scores to arrive by the December 1st deadline.

Please review our 2017-2018 Program Bulletin for more information about admissions requirements.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Fall 2018 Admissions Will be Underway Soon!

The application for the Goldman School of Public Policy will open on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 and GSPP is gearing up for the Fall 2018 application season!

Below you will find important information regarding deadlines and recruitment events. We look forward to meeting you in a city near you, where you will have the opportunity to speak with GSPP Admissions representatives, alumni, and students to learn about admissions requirements, the MPP curriculum, and life at GSPP.


Application Opens – Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Berkeley – MPP/MPA Admissions Information Session - Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Washington, DC Idealist Grad Fair - Monday, October 2, 2017

San Francisco Idealist Grad Fair - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Los Angeles Idealist Grad Fair - Thursday, October 12, 2017


Berkeley – MPP Admissions Information Session - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

*Recommended "take by" date for the GRE to ensure scores arrive by the application deadline - Monday, November 6, 2017.


MPP Application Deadline & supplemental material deadline (letters of recommendation, all test scores) - Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST

Note: This is also the deadline for concurrent degree program applications.


Keep checking our Admissions Events page for more opportunities to learn about the Goldman School!

Questions? Please send your inquiries to our new address:


- Berkeley MPP Admissions