Apply Now for Graduate Programs

The application submission deadline is December 2, 2019, 11:59:59 Eastern Time (ET).

2019 Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Programs

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology offers outstanding graduate programs to students interested in a Ph.D. in Plant Biology or Microbial Biology.

Ph.D. in Plant Biology
Ph.D. in Microbiology

Apply now for Fall 2020. The application submission deadline is December 2, 2019 11:59:59 Eastern Time (ET).

Please refer to our 2020 Graduate Application Instructions when completing the online graduate application for admission.  


UC Berkeley graduate programs consistently rank highly, and the Plant & Microbial Biology programs are among the best. For information on rankings please visit:

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Additional Helpful Links

PMB Graduate Admissions Brochure
Why Berkeley?
Research Focus - Plant & Microbial Biology
Research Focus - Graduate Group in Microbiology
Plant and Microbial Biology Faculty Page
Graduate Group in Microbiology Faculty Page
Fall 2020 Graduate Application Instructions
UC Berkeley Application for Graduate Admission