2U, Our Partner Program

The UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) has partnered with 2U Inc. to deliver the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program. Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality degree programs online to qualified students anywhere.

In addition to the I School, 2U works with a number of leading universities to support their online graduate programs, including the University of Southern California, Georgetown University, and Northwestern University. 2U supports programs across the fields of cybersecurity, data science, computer science, computer engineering, business, and communications.

2U provides the following services for the MICS program:

Content Production

In preparation for live classes, students watch pre-recorded content that is developed by I School and College of Engineering faculty and produced in collaboration with 2U content strategists. The content is designed specifically for delivery online; faculty work with 2U strategists and video production specialists to ensure that the content takes full advantage of current technologies.

Student Acquisition and Application Processing

2U's marketing and recruiting team supports the I School's goal of finding students who are most likely to succeed in the rigorous Master of Information and Cybersecurity program. 2U worked with the I School to develop an online application management system, but as with all UC Berkeley programs, all applications are reviewed and admissions decisions are made by UC Berkeley faculty and staff.

Technology and Support

Students in the Master of Information and Cybersecurity program access a virtual campus for their classes, course work, and networking. The online classroom utilizes Zoom, a webinar platform which brings students and I School faculty members face-to-face in real time through HD streaming video. These video conference sessions feature a host of learning engagement tools such as document and video sharing, collaborative annotations, polling functionality and small-group breakout sessions. All classroom functions work seamlessly on both desktop and mobile.

2U provides technical training for faculty and instructors so they are best able to use the online platform to lead classes and deliver course materials. 2U also offers orientation to all online students before classes begin. Dedicated support continues throughout the program with technical support available during every live session.

If you have questions about the Master of Information and Cybersecurity, contact an Admissions Counselor at 855-860-5259 or via email at admissions@cybersecurity.berkeley.edu.