Our Diversity Mission

New students from all backgrounds come together to succeed at Berkeley Engineering (Credit: Noah Berger)
New students from all backgrounds come together to succeed at Berkeley Engineering (Credit: Noah Berger)

Our Graduate Diversity Mission

Berkeley CEE encourages applications from graduates of California State Universities─especially first-generation and low-income students, women and underrepresented minorities.

CEE Graduate degrees:  Rigor + Resources

While CEE graduate degrees require your best, we will provide resources to help you realize, and build on, your strengths along the way, such as:



Our graduate programs are consistently ranked number one among all the civil and environmental engineering programs in the US.

Affordability is our priority

  • Financial aid is available in the form of grants and fellowships.
  • Your application for admission automatically places you in consideration for financial aid—no additional action is needed.


CSU applicants pay the fee when they apply and are reimbursed later

Increase Career & Salary Prospects in only 9 months

  • The vast majority of our graduates have job offers by graduation.
  • Graduates earn a 20% higher salary at their first job.
  • Within 2 years of graduation, you have made up your investment in your degree.

Attending Berkeley’s CE graduate program led to irreplaceable professional development and lifelong connections. Valuable lessons will be learned in your desired area of focus by renowned professors and new peers. The opportunities after graduation are limitless too; for example, I accepted my career position 6 months before graduating.

CE MS ’19 graduate from Sacramento State University

The MS program at Berkeley was challenging and required hours of dedication, but no regrets. Learning from the world’s brightest minds and working daily with the most talented and diverse classmates molded me into the engineer I am today. It equipped me to face complex engineering problems and allowed me to give back to Cal Poly (that made all of this possible).

Wesley Harijanto, CE MS ’19 graduate from Cal Poly

Berkeley will improve your chances of joining top civil and environmental engineering firms because many Berkeley alumni work in these firms and look favorably on Cal grads.

CE MS ’18 graduate from San Jose State University