Through a hands-on, project-based approach to learning, the 5th Year MIDS program features a rigorous, multidisciplinary curriculum that draws on insights from social sciences, computer science, statistics, management, and law, and prepares students to creatively apply methods of data collection, analysis, and presentation to address and solve problems in areas of human interest, government, and business.
5th year Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program
Tailored for UC Berkeley undergraduates interested in data science careers, the 5th Year Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program 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 program provides Cal students with a path to earning a professional master’s degree through focused advising and guided preparation in one calendar year. 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.
All majors welcome! We like diverse backgrounds and are waiving the application fee if students apply by February 8th. All 5th year MIDS students will be assigned an alumni mentor to help guide them through their academics and professional goals