The School of Information is UC Berkeley’s newest professional school. Located in the center of campus, the I School is a graduate research and education community committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy.
The Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) is an online degree preparing data science professionals to solve real-world problems. The 5th Year MIDS program is a streamlined path to a MIDS degree for Cal undergraduates.
The School of Information's courses bridge the disciplines of information and computer science, design, social sciences, management, law, and policy. We welcome interest in our graduate-level Information classes from current UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students and community members. More information about signing up for classes.
Anne Jonas’s dissertation research explores the promises of online schools even before the Covid-19 pandemic, revealing how virtual schools are fueled by social inequality, precarity, and destruction of public infrastructure.
Jessica Hullman is a leading expert in information visualization and uncertainty. Hullman is an information scientist and computer scientist by training, and an associate professor at Northwestern University.
Valentin Hofmann researches the intersection of NLP, linguistics, and computational social science, with specific interests in tokenization, socially and temporally aware NLP systems, and computational models of political ideology.