Advancing knowledge and practice wherever people interact with information and technology

Degree Programs

Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS)

Educating information professionals to provide leadership for an information-driven world.

Ph.D. in Information Management and Systems

A research program for next-generation scholars of the information age.

Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS)

Online degree preparing data science professionals to solve real-world problems.

5th Year Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS)

One-year online degree training UC Berkeley undergraduates for data science careers.

Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS)

Online degree preparing cybersecurity leaders for complex cybersecurity challenges.

I School News


Ollie Downs is a 5th Year MIDS student with a strong commitment to LGBTQ equality in data science.

The Paul Fasana LGBTQ Studies Fellowship supports graduate students at the School of Information whose research interests or studies are related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies in any field or discipline.

“As a non-binary person, my gender isn’t a 0 or 1. It’s not a 0.5 or an ‘X’ either,” said Downs. “It is my right to take up the digital space to define myself as ‘non-binary’ as much as it is my right to exist physically in a spatially unconstrained world as a gender-deviant person.”

Ollie Downs is a 5th Year MIDS student with a strong commitment to LGBTQ equality in data science.

GRE or GMAT scores are no longer required for applicants to all four of our graduate degree programs, effective Spring 2020. The School will make the submission of such test scores optional for all applicants.

I School faculty made this decision following the recommendation of the I School’s Diversity Working Group. Research indicates that standardized graduate entrance examinations are weak predictors of academic success in graduate school and that overemphasizing GRE and GMAT scores reinforces structural disadvantages to some demographic groups, particularly students from underrepresented minority and lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Research indicates that standardized entrance examinations are weak predictors of academic success and that overemphasizing GRE...



WiDS Berkeley

Women in Data Science is a one-day technical conference bringing together data scientists and professionals from around the globe to discuss the latest research and applications of data science.


Ph.D. Research Reception

School of Information Ph.D. students share their innovative research with the community.


Big Give

Seize the moment during Big Give, Berkeley’s annual fundraising event.

Student Projects

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We use mobile phone microscopy & automated image analysis to...
Investigating the impact of polling place closures on voter turnout
Sound-based fall detection using AI.
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Using the 3D mapping and machine vision capabilities of augmented...