Bioprocess Engineering Application Process

UC Berkeley undergraduate students are highly encouraged to apply!

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Application process

 Applications for the 2022-23 academic year will be accepted starting September 15th, 2021 and closes on January 14, 2022.

We accept applications once per year for a fall semester program start. The application process opens in September and is due in early January for Fall enrollment. Admission decisions will be available by April.

Candidates are required to provide evidence of the following to be considered for the program.

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Transcript from every post-secondary school ever attended
  • Minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
  • Minimum TOEFL score of at least 90 for the Internet-based test (IBT) or 570 for the paper-based format (PBT), if appropriate

Candidates who possess other degrees such as a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry will be required to demonstrate how their work experience or other coursework taken since graduation provides a sufficiently strong foundation to undergo the Master's program. For more information visit UC Berkeley's Graduate Admission requirements.

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Apply Online

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year have now closed. If you are interested in applying late, please email:

Contact MBPE

For general information or admissions questions please contact Alethea Stoltzfus at:

Jason Ryder

Jason Ryder

MBPE Executive Director

Alethea Stoltz

Alethea Stoltzfus

MPBE Graduate Student Adviser
402 Latimer Hall
(510) 642-1387