Program Fees

The MDevEng tuition and fees are charged per semester. The total cohort program fees are for three semesters. The per semester Tuition and fees includes the program fee, campus fee, document fee, and class pass. The per semester tuition and fees does not include SHIP (Student Health insurance Fee).  SHIP may be waived with proof of personal health insurance with comparable coverage of better. For complete SHIP information, please visit the SHIP Website.


Per Cohort: Program Tuition & Fees are as follows for the following Academic Years:

2023-2024: $25,750 Per Semester  $77,250 Total Cohort Program Fees
2024-2025: $25,750 Per Semester  $77,250 Total Cohort Program Fees
2025-2026: $26,523 Per Semester  $79,568 Total Cohort Program Fees

In addition, students should expect to pay for books, health insurance*, housing, transportation, and other personal cost

* The University requires that all students have major medical insurance, and provides the Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) to meet this requirement. For complete information, please visit the SHIP Website.
Below is an estimate cost per year for MDevEng graduate student based on University’s Cost of Attendance estimates for graduate students in 2023-2024:

MDevEng Graduate Student Budget Estimate

Cohort Academic Year 2023-2024

Tuition & Fees (Only 2 semesters: Fall 2023 & Spring 2024) (Fall 2024: $25,750 will be invoiced in academic year 2023-2024 and following years based on the per semester tuition for that cohort)


SHIP (Student Health Insurance)


Instructional Resilience and Enhancement Fee (IREF)


Total Direct Cost


Estimated Other Personal Costs

Living Expenses




Books & Supplies


Miscellaneous and Personal




Total Estimated Personal Costs


Additional University Fees for items such as a Cal1 Card

Academic Years 2024-2025, and 2025-2026 fees are subject to change. The tuition, fees, and charges posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by State funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student’s final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown.

  • All Master of Development Engineering students will be automatically enrolled in SHIP for the three academic terms of the degree program.
  • Students who have comparable insurance coverage may apply for a waiver from SHIP enrollment (and fees).  In order to waive SHIP, you must be enrolled in a medical health insurance plan that meets ALL of the waiver criteria guidelines of UC Berkeley for the entire SHIP term.  Please note that the waiver criteria may be updated throughout the year. You must meet the waiver criteria in place at the time of your waiver submission to be waived out of SHIP.

Students are responsible for financing their MDevEng degree program. We strongly suggest that applicants investigate all available financing options. We have gathered some information on funding sources on this page, although it is not exhaustive and applicants are encouraged to conduct their own research. International students should explore funding opportunities in their home countries.

Click here for information on financial aid and fellowship opportunities.