5th Year Master of Information and Data Science — Delivered Online

UC Berkeley’s 5th Year Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program equips students for careers in organizations that are relying increasingly on data to make decisions. The 5th Year MIDS provides Berkeley undergrads with a path to earning a professional master’s degree through focused advising and guided preparation in just over one year.

  • Intimate online experience includes weekly live sessions and small classes, allowing students to build strong relationships with one another and with instructors

  • Diverse curriculum, drawing from computer science, cognitive science, psychology and sociology, economics, business, law, and communications

  • Prepares students for high-impact roles in an exploding job market

Next start date: Summer 2021

Early Application Deadline: November 4, 2020, 8:59 pm PST (Application fees waived!)

Final Application Deadline: March 4, 2021, 8:59 pm PST

Recent MIDS Graduates

Employers include:

Adidas Group Allstate Boston Consulting Group Deloitte eBay Facebook Goldman Sachs Intel J.P. Morgan Chase McKinsey & Company Moody's Analytics Nike Oracle Pacific Gas and Electric PWC Spotify US Postal Service Willis Towers Watson YouTube

Job titles include:

Data Analyst

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst

Data Scientist

Data Integration Specialist

Technology Consultant

Big Data Developer

Senior Data Visualization Developer

Natural Language Understanding Developer

Senior Data Engineer

Research Scientist

Product Manager

Median salary:


$108,000 median salary

minimum $50,000 |---- * ---| maximum $200,000
Among 2017–2018 MIDS graduates with less than five years of work experience. (n=30.)

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Last updated:

November 13, 2020