Admissions Overview

The Master of Information and Data Science program starts three times throughout the year (January, May and September). Admissions decisions will be rendered by the guaranteed decision notification date. While you are guaranteed a decision by this date, applications will continue to be reviewed in the interim and we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

January 2016 Cohort Deadline Decision Notification Date
Early Application Deadline August 3, 2015 September 18, 2015
Final Application Deadline October 1, 2015 November 12, 2015
Classes Start January 11, 2016  

 

May 2016 Cohort Deadline Decision Notification Date
Early Application Deadline November 30, 2015 January 15, 2016
Final Application Deadline February 9, 2016 March 21, 2016
Classes Start May 9, 2016  

 

 
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For assistance with completing your application, please contact an Admissions Counselor at
855-678-MIDS or admissions@datascience.berkeley.edu

Application 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 $80 for domestic applicants or $100 for international applicants

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