Apply to the MIMS Program

Next start date: August 2019
Application Deadline: January 7, 2019, 8:59 pm Pacific Time

The I School’s Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) program welcomes students from a diverse set of backgrounds; some will be technically educated, some educated in the humanities and social sciences. Our goal each year is to bring in a talented class of about 50 students from a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds.

All application materials must be received by the deadline, including letters of recommendation, transcripts, and examination results. We encourage you to apply early. The MIMS program does not accept applications for spring term admissions.

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If you are considering applying to the I School, we would encourage you to connect with us and experience our community first-hand. Come visit us on the UC Berkeley campus, meet our current students, or attend one of our events in person or online, to help you determine if the I School is the right fit for you. Sign up for more information about the program, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We look forward to meeting you on campus and online.

Selection Criteria

The I School receives about 350 applications each year and aims to bring in a class of about 49 students. Applications are evaluated holistically based on a combination of grade point average, GRE score, work experience, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. As much as possible, applicants are judged on a combination of these factors. A minimum of two years of job experience is preferred, although not required. All successful applicants must have statements of purpose that demonstrate goals and interests consistent with the mission of the I School.

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MIMS Class Profile

(Fall 2018 entering class)

Target class size 49
Avg. GPA 3.63
Median GRE percentiles:
  Verbal 88th
  Quant 89th
Avg. TOEFL 112
Avg. years of work exp. 5
Men 41%
Women 59%
Avg. age 26
Diff. countries 8


Why Choose the UC Berkeley School of Information?

Why Choose the UC Berkeley School of Information?

Last updated:

September 21, 2018