COA LL.M. Traditional and Thesis Tracks

The Cost of Attendance (COA) or budget for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment.

See the chart below for the COA for a student in the LL.M. traditional or thesis tracks.

Living expenses are estimates based on a single professional (graduate) program student at UC Berkeley. Students should consider their own spending patterns and of the possibility of unforeseen expenses when planning their budgets.


LL.M. Program Expenses

Traditional, Thesis Tracks

Fall Semester 2020

Spring Semester 2021

Total 2020-21 (9 months)

Tuition and Fees* 33,265 33,265 $66,530
Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Fee** 2,841 2,841 5,682
Berkeley International Office (BIO) Services Fee 56 56 112
Other Expenses, Estimated***      
Books and Supplies     646
Rent and Utilities     17,780
Food, Groceries     8,234
Personal     2,790
Transportation****     3,240

*Expected, not confirmed. Spring fees are due in mid-January and fall fees in mid-August. Payment method info is here:

**If you have comparable insurance, you may request to waive enrollment. Go to the University Health Services website for more information.

***Living expense estimates for an average single student in a professional program at UC Berkeley for a nine-month academic year from August to May, based on the UCOP Graduate COA Survey Report 2017 with San Francisco Consumer Price Index and Residential Rent CPI adjustment for 18-19.

****Note that transportation costs vary widely; most Berkeley students walk or take public transit for lower cost.