JSP students are required to fulfill general requirements for PhD students at UC Berkeley maintained by the Graduate Division. The requirements include:
- completion of two years of “academic residence” (defined as completion of a minimum of 4 units of upper-division or graduate courseware per semester for a total of 4 semesters.
- maintenance of a B average in all course work undertaken in graduate status;
- passage of the oral qualifying examination
- completion of a doctoral dissertation