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.
Hearst has begun explicitly studying the relationship between language — especially written text — and information visualization. She put various ideas together in a paper in the Communications of the ACM this October of 2023.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, hundreds of millions of citizens of low-income countries are being left without work or income. Assistant Professor Joshua Blumenstock discusses new methods to combat this.