MICS Class Profile

The UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) welcomes applicants from around the world. Our online students come from diverse professional backgrounds and bring unique perspectives to information and data science.

As a student in the cybersecurity@berkeley program, you’ll form close relationships with your classmates and instructors through online classes and in-person learning experiences.

The following class profile reflects incoming students from our May 2021, September 2021, and January 2022 cohorts.

Age and Diversity

Age

35 Average Age
21-59 Age Range

Gender and Race/Ethnicity

32.2% Women-Identifying
20% From Underrepresented Populations1

Geographical Location

Current MICS students are located in 23 U.S. states as well as in Canada, Denmark, India, and Mexico.

Map shows that MICS students are located in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The highest concentration of students is in California, followed by Texas.

Current international MICS students are located in the following countries:

  • California
  • New York
  • Washington
  • Texas
  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia
  • New Jersey
  • Illinois
  • Colorado
  • North Carolina
  • Maryland
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin
  • Oregon
  • Mississippi
  • Michigan
  • Georgia
  • Ohio
  • Iowa
  • New Hampshire
  • Nevada
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia

Academic Background

Average Undergraduate GPA2

3.36 Domestic Students
2.59 International Students

Work Experience

5+ Years

51% of students have 5+ years of work experience.

Sample Industries

  • Computer-Related Services
  • High Technology/ Electronics
  • Military
  • Government
  • Health Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Aerospace
  • Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Education

Learn Alongside a Diverse Community of Professionals

Explore the online Master of Information and Cybersecurity and discover how you can protect your organization from cyber threats.

1 This percentage represents U.S. citizens or permanent residents who identify as Latin American/Latino, African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, other Mexican/Mexican American/Chicano, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic.

2 These numbers represent the average scores of students who attended institutions that utilize a 4.0 GPA scale.