5th Year Master of Information and Data Science

Tailored for UC Berkeley undergraduates interested in data science careers, the 5th Year Master of Information and Data Science takes an interdisciplinary approach to data science instruction and equips students for careers in organizations that are relying increasingly on data to make decisions. The 5th Year MIDS provides Cal students with a path to earning a professional master’s degree through focused advising and guided preparation. Students learn to derive insights from real-world data sets, using the latest tools and analytical methods to interpret and communicate their findings in ways that influence decision-making, changing both minds and behaviors in a variety of settings.

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Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS)

The Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program is an innovative part-time fully online program that trains data-savvy professionals and managers. Working with data at scale requires distinctive new skills and tools. The MIDS program is distinguished by its disciplinary breadth; unlike other programs that focus on advanced mathematics and modeling alone, the MIDS degree provides students insights from social science and policy research, as well as statistics, computer science and engineering.

Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS)

The Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) program is a two-year full-time program, designed to train students in the skills needed to succeed as information professionals. Such a profession is inherently interdisciplinary, requiring aspects of computer science, cognitive science, psychology and sociology, economics, business, law, library/information studies, and communications.

Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS)

The Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program teaches students to develop solutions for complex cybersecurity challenges. Delivered online, MICS provides the technical skills and contextual knowledge students need to assume leadership positions in private sector technology companies as well as government and military organizations.

Ph.D. in Information Science

The I School’s Ph.D. program in Information Science offers the resources, support, and inspiration that scholars need to pursue new ideas, conduct their own research, and shape the evolving relationship between people and information around the world.

Last updated:

August 31, 2023