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Now you can earn a degree in data science from anywhere in the world. The UC Berkeley School of Information offers a professional Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) delivered online. This exciting program offers:

  • A multidisciplinary curriculum that prepares you to solve real-world problems using complex and unstructured data.
  • A web-based learning environment that blends live, face-to-face classes with interactive, online course work designed and delivered by UC Berkeley faculty.
  • A project-based approach to learning that integrates the latest tools and methods for identifying patterns, gaining insights from data, and effectively communicating those findings.
  • Full access to the I School community including personalized technical and academic support.
  • The chance to build connections in the Bay Area — the heart of the data science revolution — and through the UC Berkeley alumni network.

Help Change the World through Data Science

New technologies are emerging to organize and help make sense of the 'big data' we are creating in our technology-based lives. Data scientists are more in demand today than ever before. In fact:

  • A new generation of scientists with distinctive skills and tools is needed to clean, organize, manage, and analyze data in order to derive useful insights from big data.
  • There is a significant and growing demand for data-savvy professionals in schools, public agencies, corporations, and nonprofits.
  • A recent study of the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that by 2018 there will be 4-5 million jobs in the U.S. requiring data analysis skills - and large numbers of positions will only be filled through training or retraining.

Explore Online Learning at Berkeley

The UC Berkeley School of Information's web-based MIDS program features live, online classes you can attend from anywhere with an Internet connection. Your online experience will include:

  • Live, weekly classes held on a face-to-face video platform to facilitate collaboration and discussion with classmates and professors.
  • Small, intimate classes of 15-20 students.
  • Self-paced coursework produced by faculty and world-class instructional designers that features original, broadcast-quality video, self-paced lectures, interactive case studies, and collaborative activities.
  • An interactive, web-based learning environment that uses social networking and organizational tools to help you build a professional network of peers from day one.

Now you can earn a degree in data science from anywhere in the world. The UC Berkeley School of Information offers a professional Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) delivered online. This exciting program offers:

  • A multidisciplinary curriculum that prepares you to solve real-world problems using complex and unstructured data.
  • A web-based learning environment that blends live, face-to-face classes with interactive, online course work designed and delivered by UC Berkeley faculty.
  • A project-based approach to learning that integrates the latest tools and methods for identifying patterns, gaining insights from data, and effectively communicating those findings.
  • Full access to the I School community including personalized technical and academic support.
  • The chance to build connections in the Bay Area — the heart of the data science revolution — and through the UC Berkeley alumni network.

Help Change the World through Data Science

New technologies are emerging to organize and help make sense of the 'big data' we are creating in our technology-based lives. Data scientists are more in demand today than ever before. In fact:

  • A new generation of scientists with distinctive skills and tools is needed to clean, organize, manage, and analyze data in order to derive useful insights from big data.
  • There is a significant and growing demand for data-savvy professionals in schools, public agencies, corporations, and nonprofits.
  • A recent study of the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that by 2018 there will be 4-5 million jobs in the U.S. requiring data analysis skills - and large numbers of positions will only be filled through training or retraining.

Explore Online Learning at Berkeley

The UC Berkeley School of Information's web-based MIDS program features live, online classes you can attend from anywhere with an Internet connection. Your online experience will include:

  • Live, weekly classes held on a face-to-face video platform to facilitate collaboration and discussion with classmates and professors.
  • Small, intimate classes of 15-20 students.
  • Self-paced coursework produced by faculty and world-class instructional designers that features original, broadcast-quality video, self-paced lectures, interactive case studies, and collaborative activities.
  • An interactive, web-based learning environment that uses social networking and organizational tools to help you build a professional network of peers from day one.
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