Two campus, experiential learning
The experience of students in the MTM program is unlike other graduate programs. Students are members of two campus communities, taking classes, participating in activities, working on projects in both Berkeley and San Francisco. This allows students to take advantage of the resources of these two world-class institutions.Students describe the program as intense and fast paced. As noted in the curriculum, the MTM is multifaceted, and students appreciate being able to see the entrepreneurial implications of their technical work while being able to take a range of classes with leading experts in multiple fields.
The MTM experience also requires student effort to take advantage of both universities. There are good public transport links between Berkeley and UCSF, and students should plan to travel between campuses several times each week. Many find it convenient to live near a BART station to simplify logistics. UC Berkeley and UCSF are on different academic calendars, with Berkeley on the semester system and UCSF using quarters. The MTM follows both; the program starts in mid-August, and ends in mid-June.