Our graduate programs are comprised of the best resources UC Berkeley has to offer: from distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facility to groundbreaking research opportunities. With its diverse faculty, the programs present a range of opportunities to pursue innovative research and engage in challenging academic study. The multidisciplinary nature of the program encourages students to pursue their unique research interests and work with faculty from a variety of fields.

Graduate students may attend courses and seminars in many departments, including Molecular and Cell Biology, Integrative Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, and Public Health. Although course work is required, strong emphasis is placed on research training. A faculty advisory committee monitors dissertation research and provides advice and constructive criticism. The curriculum provides an excellent platform for:

  • developing scholarship and skills in research
  • teaching and professional service
  • cultivating critical and creative thinking

Coming in 2023

The University of California, Berkeley, has applied to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) to open a new and innovative program to prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in August, 2023.

Our eligibility application was accepted by ACEND* and we are in the candidacy process for our proposed Future Education Model Graduate Degree program.  The program is not accepting applications at this time but will do so upon successful completion of the eligibility application process if the program receives candidacy for accreditation status from ACEND.

Contact Mikelle McCoin at mikellem@berkeley.edu or 510-642-2790 for more information.

*The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics (see www.eatrightpro.org/FutureModel).  These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice.