Student Support

Students and alumni of the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program are full members of the School of Information (I School) community. Student support begins during the application process and continues beyond graduation throughout each student’s career.

Prospective Students

All prospective students work with a dedicated Admissions Counselor who is available to answer questions about the application process and the MIDS program. Admissions Counselors are also available to give one-on-one guided tours of the program’s online learning platform. 

Our admissions team hosts webinars throughout the year that allow prospective students to connect with and hear from MIDS faculty, staff, current students, and graduates of the program.

Learn more about datascience@berkeley admissions.

Enrolled Students

Upon enrollment in the program, students are assigned a student support adviser who is available to meet with them one-on-one throughout the program. In addition, our student support team helps students acclimate to the online learning environment and is available 24/7 to provide technical assistance.

Students in the MIDS program are full members of the I School and may access UC Berkeley library resources, as well as the I School’s career services, networking events, and various lecture series, including the “Applications in Data Science” series.

Learn more about the online learning experience.


After completing the program, students are invited to participate in the UC Berkeley School of Information’s on-campus graduation ceremony. Upon graduation, students join the UC Berkeley and I School global alumni network, connecting them to graduates around the world.

Our experienced career services team is available to assist students in their job search throughout their time in the program and after graduation with services that include resume building and interviewing strategies.

Alumni also gain access to MIDS For Life, a program that allows alumni to stay up-to-date with new data science skills. MIDS For Life provides graduates access to all asynchronous coursework of future MIDS courses, as well as previously completed coursework and recorded class sessions.

Learn more about our career services.