Graduate Program

Graduate Program

The Designated Emphasis (DE) in Political Economy gives PhD students at UC Berkeley the opportunity to strengthen their training in interdisciplinary political economy, to join a vibrant intellectual community that cuts across academic units on campus, and to earn an extra credential along with their doctoral degree. We believe that this program will have multiple benefits for faculty and graduate students and for the campus community more broadly, positioning Berkeley at the cutting edge of the study of interdisciplinary political economy, nationally and internationally.

We will add a link for applications to the program here by January 2022.

Students who have been accepted into the program and complete one core course by May 2022 will be eligible to receive a $1000 stipend in summer 2022. They will also be eligible to apply for small conference travel grants.

We will announce the details of these grant programs by January 2022.

Political Economy Major Map

How to Declare a Major

The Berkeley Network for a New Political Economy