Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, College of Engineering
Work experience is not required. The program is designed for recent college graduates and early-career technical professionals.
Per semester: 5721$
All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency. We will only accept TOEFL tests administered by the Education Testing Service (ETS) and sent to us directly by the TOEFL office. For Fall 2019 applicants, tests taken before June 1, 2017 will not be accepted even if your score was reported to Berkeley. Official scores are required. The institution code for Berkeley is 4833. You can enter any departmental code. As long as you enter the correct institutional code for Berkeley (4833) your scores will be matched with your submitted application.
In lieu of the TOEFL exam, you can submit scores from the Academic Modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP:IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. Tests taken before June 1, 2017 will not be accepted. Your most recent overall Band score must be at least 7 on a 9-point scale. You are responsible for providing us with an official Test Report Form (TRF) of your IELTS. Remember to order the TRF when you register to take the test. More information about these requirements, can be found on the Graduate Division website.
Our department requires the GRE General exam; no exceptions. GRE scores older than five years are not accepted. (For Fall 2016 admission the oldest acceptable exam date is October 2011). We do not require any subject tests. We encourage you to take the GRE as soon as possible to ensure that your scores arrive by the deadline. Domestic candidates from families with extremely low incomes may qualify for a waiver of GRE test fees. Consult your undergraduate financial aid office to determine whether your institution participates in the GRE Fee Waiver Program and whether you qualify. Fee waivers are not available directly from the Educational Testing Service or from the UC Berkeley Graduate Division Admissions office.