Diversity and Inclusion: DREAM Office

The mission of the DREAM (Diversity Respect Equity Action Multiculturalism) Office is to increase diversity in the public health workforce by encouraging students from historically underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue graduate degrees in the health professions.

We work to reduce barriers to entry into graduate school at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and to support those who attend our school to succeed during their time here; so they can enter the workforce to help high priority populations achieve better health.

How do we support students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue public health?

  • Outreach and education on public health careers
  • Admissions workshops
  • Personalized advising
  • Peer mentoring
  • Recruitment
  • Support Programs during graduate school (transition courses, tutoring, textbooks and more)

Student Body Snapshot

We have a longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as pathways to excellence at all levels of the school—via recruiting, mentoring, and inclusively engaging with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff and community partners.

The information below is a snapshot of the Berkeley Public Health graduate student community for spring 2019. Percentages are based on a total school enrollment of 689 graduate students. Please note: Numbers may not add up to 100 because of rounding.

Students of Color

East Asian10%
South Asian6%
Southeast Asian4%
Other Asian0.9%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Mexican American/Hispanic/Latino9%
African American/Black6%
Native American/Alaska Native0.7%
Decline to State22%


Decline to State5%

Source: CalAnswers student census counts