Information and Data Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 20 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #5 (ARWU) , CA,
The Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) is designed to educate data science leaders. This professional degree program prepares students to derive insights from real-world data sets, using the latest tools and analytical methods, and to interpret and communicate their findings in ways that change minds and change behaviors.


The program features a multi-disciplinary curriculum that draws on insights from the social sciences, computer science, statistics, management, and law.

The MIDS curriculum starts with the importance of asking good questions of data. Students practice defining (and refining) business or research questions that are relevant and tractable, and they learn how organizations use data to inform decision making. You will learn best practices for collection, storage, and retrieval of data — and how these factors affect timeliness, accuracy, and reliability of large-scale storage models. The curriculum prepares students to apply the latest statistical and computational methods for identifying patterns in and extracting insights from complex datasets, as well as for making predictions. Equally important, students learn how to communicate the findings of data analysis effectively using visualization tools, as well as in written and oral presentations, and are exposed to the ethical dilemmas and legal requirements associated with working with real-world data at scale.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Design and Application for Data and Analysis
  • Statistics for Data Science
  • Storing and Retrieving Data
  • Data Visualization and Communication
  • Experiments and Causality

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 20 months
    • Average part-time duration 32 months
  • Credits
    27 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To complete your application, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended from your undergraduate degree on
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores
  • Statement of Purpose and additional admissions statements
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • A working knowledge of fundamental computer science concepts including: data structures, algorithms and analysis of algorithms, and linear algebra
  • Current resume
  • TOEFL Scores (if applicable)
  • Application fee of $105 for domestic applicants or $125 for international applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16465 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16465 USD per year and a duration of 20 months.
  • National Applies to you

    16465 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16465 USD per year and a duration of 20 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    8914 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8914 USD per year and a duration of 20 months.
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Living costs for Berkeley

1750 - 2820 USD/month
Living Costs

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