Online Master’s in Data Science from UC Berkeley School of Information

UC Berkeley School of Information Online Master’s in Data Science Program

Program Overview

The UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) offers a professional Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) delivered online. Designed for data science professionals seeking to organize, analyze and solve real-world problems using large sets of unstructured data, this program allows students to earn a top-tier education without relocating.

Program coursework examines topics at the forefront of the data science community, including security and machine learning. The program goes beyond research and analysis to incorporate a range of disciplines and skills, preparing students to see a data question through the entire life cycle — from data collection to presentation of findings.

Students in the MIDS program benefit from UC Berkeley’s strong ties to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

Key Benefits

• Live online classes: All classes are held weekly on a face-to-face video platform and are kept small, with a low student-to-faculty ratio.
• High-caliber faculty: The program is taught by tenured faculty, leading industry practitioners and post-doctoral scholars. This diversity among faculty ensures that students gain the necessary theory and skills development while also having access to cutting-edge data science research.
• Multidisciplinary curriculum: Course work is designed with a project-based approach, encouraging the application of tools and methods to solve problems.
• UC Berkeley community: Students gain access to the UC Berkeley I School community, including technical support, academic support, and the university’s vast alumni network.

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Why datascience@berkeley

The Master of Information and Data Science program blends live, face-to-face online classes with immersive coursework that students complete on their own time from anywhere they can access the internet. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, classes bring together classmates from around the world for collaboration and discussion.
• Class sessions are delivered live in an online classroom.
• Courses are designed and taught by many of the same School of Information (I School) faculty and data science professionals who teach our on-campus programs.
• Students are fully engaged members of the UC Berkeley I School community.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Information and Data Science program, applicants must meet the following admissions standards:
• A bachelor’s degree or its recognized equivalent from an accredited institution
• Superior scholastic record
• GRE or GMAT scores
• A high level of quantitative ability, five years of technical work experience or significant work experience that demonstrates superior quantitative abilities
• A working knowledge of fundamental concepts, including data structures, algorithms and linear algebra
• Programming proficiency

A completed application must include the following:
• Online application
• Statement of Purpose
• Three professional letters of recommendation
• Application fee
• Official GRE or GMAT scores
• TOEFL scores (if applicable)
• Current resume
• Official transcripts from all previous educational institutions

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