Admission Requirements for the BDML Concentration

In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, the MSA degree with BDML concentration has the following requirements:

  • A strong record of coursework and/or experience in computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, natural and physical sciences, or a related discipline (minimum GPA 3.0)
  • Experience in programming, data structures and algorithms, linear algebra, and probability and statistics
  • Strong performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Strong performance on the TOEFL or IELTS for international applicants whose native language is not English

Required Materials for Application

  • College of Arts and Sciences Application for Graduate Studies
  • $50 processing fee
  • Official transcripts (one from each institution attended)
  • Official GRE scores (our institution code is 5251; there is no departmental code), required per College policy
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • International applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English by taking the TOEFL or IELTS tests
  • Statement of purpose (a brief personal essay explaining the applicant’s interest in the program, relevant skills and experiences, and career objectives)

How to Apply

To apply for this program, please submit a complete online application. In the “Program Selection” section of the application, select the “Interdisciplinary Studies” College and then select the “Data Science & Analytics” program. Additional application instructions, forms, and links to the online application are available at the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Admissions website. Applications are accepted for the fall semester only. The deadline is April 15. Financial aid is limited. Grants will be made to the most qualified students who apply before the deadline.

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