Admissions Overview

The Online Master of Information and Data Science program starts three times throughout the year (January, May and September). Applications are reviewed as they are received, so you are encouraged to submit your completed application as soon as possible. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

September 2020 Admission Deadlines

September 2020 Admission Deadlines
Deadline Date
Early Action Deadline April 1, 2020
Priority Application Deadline April 29, 2020
Final Application Deadline May 27, 2020
Classes Start August 24, 2020

January 2021 Admission Deadlines

January 2021 Admission Deadlines
Deadline Date
Early Action Deadline August 12, 2020
Priority Application Deadline September 9, 2020
Final Application Deadline October 7, 2020
Classes Start January 4, 2021

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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
  • 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 $120 for domestic applicants or $140 for international applicants
  • Optional: Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores

If you have questions about the admissions process, contact the admissions team directly via email.


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Request information to learn more about the datascience@berkeley curriculum.

Contact an Admissions Counselor today with any questions at 855-918-2299, or fill out a brief form to request more information.