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The Fall 2019 Admissions Cycle Is Upon Us!

The fall semester is off to a wonderful start at GSPP! As our new and returning students settle in to the semester, the MPP Admissions Office is gearing up for the Fall 2019 application season.

The application for all Goldman School programs will open on Tuesday, September 4, 2018! The application deadline for the MPP and MPP/Concurrent degree programs is firmly set for Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8:59 PM (no extensions).

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 current students to learn about admissions requirements, the MPP curriculum, and student life and community at GSPP.

Please mark your calendars with these important dates.


Application Opens – Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Berkeley – MPP/MPA Admissions Information Session - Thursday, September 20, 2018


Washington, DC Idealist Grad Fair - Monday, October 1, 2018

MPP Admissions Webinar #1 – October 3, 2018

San Francisco Idealist Grad Fair - Monday, October 8, 2018

Los Angeles Idealist Grad Fair - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

MPP Admissions Webinar #2 – October 17, 2018

MPP Admissions Webinar#3 – October 31, 2018


*Recommended “take by” date for the GRE to ensure your scores arrive by the application deadline - Friday, November 9, 2018. Please send your scores electronically through ETS. The institution code for UC Berkeley’s graduate programs is 4833.



MPP Application Deadline & supplemental material deadline (including letters of recommendation, all test scores) - Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8:59 PM PST. The graduate application system will lock promptly at 8:59 PST, after which you will not be able to submit your application.

Note: December 3, 2018 at 8:59 PM PST is also the deadline for MPP/Concurrent degree program applications.


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

Questions? Please review our FAQs page or send your inquiries to mppadm@berkeley.edu.

The 2018-2019 Program Bulletin is also a great resource to find answers to questions about the application process, admissions requirements, financial aid, career services, and student organizations at GSPP.

We look forward to receiving your application by December 3rd!