ERG is a collaborative community of graduate students, core faculty, over 100 affiliated faculty and researchers across the campus, and over 300 alumni across the globe. We award MA, MS, and PhD degrees to students working across disciplines and departments to create potentially transformative knowledge for the planet and its people. ERG is a world-renowned program with a 40-year history of outstanding research, education and outreach to government, industry, and civil society at the state, national and international levels.
The online application for Fall 2015 admission to ERG’s graduate programs will be available September 2, 2014. The deadline for filing applications is Friday, December 5, 2014. Applications for the concurrent degree programs with the Goldman School of Public Policy are due Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Admissions decisions will be announced by March 1, 2015. ERG admits students only in the Fall term. You can learn more about the graduate programs at UC Berkeley and access the application on the Graduate Division website here. For more information on ERG Admissions for Prospective Students, see here.
ERG students and faculty work across disciplines and departments to create transformative knowledge for the planet and its people. Forty years of ERG research has advanced the fields of global change ecology, renewable energy deployment, efficient energy systems, ecological economics, and equitable and affordable access to water and energy. Donate now to support ERG’s unique culture of interdisciplinary research and teaching for a sustainable environment and a just society!
"It seems as if after years of feet dragging the United States is finally willing to walk its climate talk," Dr. Malini Ranganathan (MS'05, PhD'10), Assistant Professor at American University. Read more
Watch White House scientists, including Dr. Cyrus Wadia (ERG MS'06, PhD'08), talk about the White House's shift toward renewables. Read more