Admission Requirements

The Master of Science in Data Science program welcomes students from diverse educational backgrounds. The program assumes only an elementary background in statistics and computer science.

Applications for the Master of Science in Data Science program can begin in the Fall Quarter only.

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  • Application: Completed Application for Graduate Admission. $0 Application Fee through Fall 2022
  • Personal Statement: A 300-word essay on one of the following topics: the job you would like to have after graduating; OR a problem you would like to solve, or have already solved, using analytical skills
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary education institutions attended in the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of the bachelor’s degree, including any transfer credits earned during this time, and any post-baccalaureate coursework. Unofficial transcripts can be used for the admissions process if official transcripts are unavailable.
  • Academic Background: Successful applicants can come from all backgrounds, but have completed the following undergraduate courses:
    • Elementary Probability and Statistics (such as MATH 2310)
    • Programming course in Python (such as CPSC 1220)
    • Integral Calculus (such as MATH 1335)
  • Resume or CV
  • Students who have earned degrees from institutions issuing non-graded transcripts must submit official results from the GRE (Code 4695) or GMAT (Code 5613). 
  • International StudentsInternational students may be required to submit additional materials in order to have their applications evaluated. If English is not the applicant’s native language, a demonstration of English proficiency meeting the university’s entrance requirements must be submitted. Please visit the International Admissions page for complete information.

 

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