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 2019

Spring Semester 2020

Total 2019-20 (9 months)

Tuition and Fees* 31,681  31,681 63,362
Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Fee** 2,620 2,620 5,240
Berkeley International Office (BIO) Services Fee 56 56 112
Other Expenses, Estimated***
Books and Supplies 598
Rent and Utilities 16,530
Food, Groceries 7,630
Personal 2,586
Transportation**** 3,002

*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.