a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale
enough undergraduate training to do graduate work in your chosen field.
Online application submission and $105 fee for domestic applicants/$125 fee for international applicants
Transcripts of all undergraduate/graduate institutions. Unofficial transcripts can be used for the application review process however official copies will need to be sent if you are admitted. UC Berkeley requires:
Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution.
You have a minimum grade-point average of a 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
International applicants: transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted in the language of instruction and English (with the exception of those in Spanish). If your institution does not issue your documents in English, translations must be prepared by an American Translators Association certified translator.
Official GRE Revised General Test scores (Berkeley’s institution code is 4833)
TOEFL or IELTS scores if you are an applicant from a country where English is not an official language
This requirement applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, Israel, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and non-English-speaking countries in Africa.
Three letters of recommendation
At least one academic, preferably two.
Personal History Statement
Statement of Purpose
The UC Berkeley Master of Development Practice (MDP) is an interdisciplinary, professional degree program designed to prepare leaders to tackle the local, regional and global challenges of the coming decades. Graduates go on to careers “with meaning” in non-profit, business and government organizations. Attracting experienced, engaged, and entrepreneurial students from around the world, its rigorous curriculum provides core scientific knowledge; skills in problem-solving, design and management; analytical and decision-making tools, and integrative perspectives. The program’s foundational core curriculum is supplemented by individually customized specialization, drawing from the unparalleled breadth and depth of the world’s top public university. The Berkeley MDP’s focus is on practice with hands-on, experiential learning infused throughout the program. It emphasizes peer learning, enriched by a student cohort diverse in education, profession, and culture. Students come with backgrounds across the sciences and humanities; 40-50% of each cohort has been from outside the US, with alumni representing 26 nations.
The Berkeley MDP is a member of the Global Association of MDP programs — thirty-two graduate programs in nineteen countries — sharing a common approach and designed around a set of core capabilities developed through a year-long consultative process supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.