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“The Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) delivered online prepares data science professionals to be leaders in the field. By blending a multidisciplinary curriculum, experienced faculty, an accomplished network of peers, and the flexibility of online learning, the accredited datascience@berkeley program brings UC Berkeley to you, wherever you are.


Complete a Rigorous, Skills-Driven Curriculum. The 27-unit MIDS program draws upon the social sciences, computer science, statistics, management, and law. Using the latest tools and analytical methods, students learn to solve real-world problems by deriving insights from complex and unstructured data.

The core curriculum focuses on the following key skills:

  1. Research Design
  2. Cleansing
  3. Storage and Retrieval
  4. Mining and Exploring
  5. Data Visualization
  6. Ethics and Privacy
  7. Statistical Analysis
  8. Communicating Results”

Recommended Prerequisites: A bachelor's degree with a "superior scholastic record – normally well above a 3.0 GPA", or equivalent. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), with scores in the top 15% in the Quantitative section. Official Test of English as a Foreign Langauge (TOEFL) scores "for applicants whose academic work has been in a country other than the US, UK, Australia, or English-speaking Canada". "Five years of technical experience. Significant work experience that demonstrates your quantitative abilities."

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