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.

January 2020

January 2020 Admission Deadlines
Deadline Date
Early Action Deadline August 14, 2019
Priority Application Deadline September 11, 2019
Final Application Deadline October 9, 2019
Classes Start January 6, 2020

May 2020

May 2020 Admission Deadlines
Deadline Date
Early Action Deadline December 11, 2019
Priority Application Deadline January 8, 2020
Final Application Deadline February 5, 2020
Classes Start May 4, 2020

Apply Now

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 $105 for domestic applicants or $125 for international applicants

Frequently Asked Questions

For any questions, please download and read our FAQ (PDF, 245kb). If you cannot find the answer to your question here, contact us directly via email.


Get Started

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