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University of California, Berkeley

Department of Nuclear Engineering

Berkeley, CA

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Department of Nuclear Engineering / Department of Nuclear Engineering is located in Berkeley, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Engineering (M Eng)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Project or thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Oral exam


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 6.67%
Black or African American 2.67%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 6.67%


Male (64%)
Female (36%)


Focus of faculty research: Applied nuclear reactions and instrumentation, fission reactor engineering, fusion reactor technology, nuclear waste and materials management, radiation protection and environmental effects
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4149 Etcheverry Hall #1730
Berkeley, CA  94720-1730
United States
Contact Prof. Karl A. van Bibber
Phone: 510-642-4077
Fax: 510-643-9685

University of California, Berkeley