12.1 Change of Degree Goal - Add Ph.D. to 5th Year, MS or M.Eng

Currently enrolled ME students in M.S., M.Eng and 5th Year B.S./M.S. program who wish to continue their studies and enroll in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering need to submit the following materials to Yawo Akpawu at the Student Services Office by the first Monday of March (for Fall) and the first Monday of November (for Spring):


  1. A revised statement of purpose
  2. An official transcript
  3. A letter of support from their Faculty Research
  4. The Funding Verification Form
  5. Take the GRE test (this particular requirement concerns only the 5th Year B.S./M.S. students who didn't take the GRE during their online admission application).


All the applicants will be reviewed simultaneously with the regular applicant pool using the same criteria and standards by the same faculty. This policy is to ensure a transparent, thorough, and fair application review process, independent from an applicant’s current or past enrollment at Berkeley. Final Decisions regarding the application will be sent to the student by the end of the ongoing semester. 


Students who request the change of their degree goal must aim to complete their M.S. by the end of the master's degree normative time.