The program seeks a diverse group of DSBA students. Applications are evaluated holistically on a number of factors, including past academic performance, GRE scores, statement of purpose and relevant work experience.

In addition to the online application, the following are required for admission to the MS:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Unofficial transcripts of all academic work attempted beyond high (secondary) school can be used for admission review. An official (officially certified) final transcript must be submitted if an applicant is offered admission. 
  • Satisfactory test scores on the GMAT or GRE
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose describing the applicant’s experience and objectives in undertaking graduate study


The Graduate Certificate in DSBA is a popular starting point for individuals interested in potentially continuing to the Master's Degree. All credits earned in the Graduate Certificate can be applied to the requirements for the DSBA Master's degree. 

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, the following are required for the Graduate Certificate in Data Science & Business Analytics:

  • A bachelor’s degree, or it's equivalent, from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) on all previous coursework completed beyond high school
  • An online application through the Graduate School’s application system
  • A statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts of all attempted college coursework
  • Optional – Resume or CV

For international applicants:

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS examination score for students whose native language is not English or that have not received a degree from a U.S. institution. Minimum TOEFL score of 83 or minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5 required.


  • Current working knowledge of one higher-level (procedural) language, and familiarity with computer applications. 
  • Minimal background in mathematics, including two semesters of calculus and one semester of statistics. 


  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: October 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the online application and supporting materials early and by the priority deadline. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.

Additional information can be found under the Admission and Applications FAQs