University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

School notes

Degrees Offered


Residency type


Program length

5–6 years (including PhD)

Financial Aid

We try to fund every admitted student, but cannot guarantee funding for the entire length of the program.

Teaching opportunities

We encourage students to work as Graduate Student Instructors, Graduate Student Researchers, and Readers if they are eligible to do so and working as a GSI does not interfere with their academic progress.


Send questions, comments and corrections to

Disclaimer: No endorsement of these ratings should be implied by the writers and writing programs listed on this site, or by the editors and publishers of Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Pushcart Prize Anthology.