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Master of Science in Analytics

How to Apply for MSc in Analytics

Applying to the Master of Science in Analytics

Start your application to the Master of Science in Analytics here. Complete your online application, pay the application fee, and then submit your application.

Spring 2019 Application

Final Application Deadline October 1, 2018

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Application Requirements

Recent graduates are applicants with less than two years of relevant work experience at the time of the application deadline. Internships and volunteer work are not included in work experience.

Professionals are applicants with two years or more of relevant work experience at the time of the application deadline. Relevant work experience includes people with backgrounds in fields like information technology, computer science, mathematics, and statistics who want to develop analytical skills to become a data scientist, or people with backgrounds in social or biological sciences such as business, economics, medicine, and chemistry, or who have earned MBAs, who want to enhance their analytics skills for improved decision-making and leadership across their areas of responsibility.

 

Recent Graduates (Part-time)

Required Documents
  • Electronic unofficial transcripts
  • Official course by course for any institution outside the United States where candidate received a degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Candidate statement
  • Resume/CV
Prerequisites (Strongly Preferred)
  • Official GRE/GMAT score
  • Calculus 1 and Calculus 2
  • GPA – 3.0
English Language Requirement
  • Minimum TOEFL 104 or IELTS 7 (no sub-score requirement)
  • Waived if citizen of the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or South Africa
  • Waived if studied in full-time status and graduated from an institution in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or South Africa

Recent Graduates (Full-time)

Required Documents
  • Electronic unofficial transcripts
  • Official course by course for any institution outside the United States where candidate received a degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Candidate statement
  • Resume/CV
Prerequisites (Strongly Preferred)
  • Official GRE/GMAT score
  • Calculus 1 and Calculus 2
  • GPA – 3.0
English Language Requirement
  • Minimum TOEFL 104 or IELTS 7 (no sub-score requirement)
  • Waived if citizen of the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or South Africa
  • Waived if studied in full-time status and graduated from an institution in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or South Africa

Professionals (Part-time)

Required Documents
  • Electronic unofficial transcripts
  • Official course by course for any institution outside the United States where candidate received a degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Candidate statement
  • Resume/CV
Prerequisites
  • Two years or more of relevant work experience
English Language Requirement
  • Minimum TOEFL 104 or IELTS 7 (no sub score requirement)
  • Waived if citizen of the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or South Africa
  • Waived if studied in full-time status and graduated from an institution in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or South Africa

Professionals (Full-time)

Required Documents
  • Electronic unofficial transcripts
  • Official course by course for any institution outside the United States where candidate received a degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Candidate Statement
  • Resume/CV
Prerequisites
  • Two years or more of relevant work experience
English Language Requirement
  • Minimum TOEFL 104 or IELTS 7 (no sub-score requirement)
  • Waived if citizen of the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or South Africa
  • Waived if studied in full-time status and graduated from an institution in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or South Africa

 


Explanation of Required Documents

 

Unofficial Electronic Transcripts 

One unofficial electronic transcript from each university attended must be uploaded within the application. If we do not receive one unofficial transcript from each university attended, your application will be considered incomplete and we will not review it. We accept unofficial transcripts for application evaluation, which can be uploaded as a PDF as part of your online application. Please do not mail any transcripts as part of your admission application. If you are offered admission, one official transcript from each university attended will be required at least one month prior to matriculation.

An unofficial transcript for undergraduate coursework is required even if you hold an advanced degree(s). Course by course evaluations (see section on official course by course evaluation for international transcripts below) are not considered unofficial transcripts.

 

Official Course by Course Evaluation for International Transcripts

If you graduated from or attended an international university or college for more than half of a completed degree, we require a course by course evaluation by a NACES Evaluator for each international institution to be submitted by the application deadline. A course by course evaluation will translate courses, degree, grades, and GPA to United States equivalencies. Please visit naces.org/members to find an evaluator. We recommend WES.

All evaluations must be sent directly from the evaluator to one of the options below. Evaluation reports should be emailed to (preferred): analytics@uchicago.edu. Or mailed to:

The University of Chicago Graham School

Attention – Graduate Admissions

1427 East 60th Street

Second Floor

Chicago, Illinois 60637

In order for this to be received by the application deadline listed above, we recommend you submit your transcript to be reviewed by a NACES evaluator no later than one month prior to the application deadline.

 

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can assess your academic or professional qualifications are due by the application deadline. Letters from family members, fellow students, or peer-level colleagues are not acceptable.

 

Candidate Statement

Applicants are required to demonstrate the motivation, academic potential, and ability to undertake work at the University of Chicago by writing a candidate statement. Your statement should be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than four pages. It should highlight your qualifications and describe your interests.

 

Resume/CV

Submit an up-to-date resume or CV as part of your complete application.

 

English Language Requirement

If you are an international students, we require an official TOEFL or IELTS test score submitted by the testing body by the application deadline. The required proficiency standards include a score of 104 on the TOEFL or seven overall on the IELTS. Note that students are required to take the Academic Reading/Writing test within IELTS, not the General Training Reading/Writing test. If your score is lower than the required proficiency standard in the total score, we recommend you retake the test.

The English language requirement may be waived in the following circumstance only: the applicant is a citizen of or has studied in full-time status for at least one academic year within the last five years in one of the following countries:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • English-medium universities in Canada or South Africa (This applies only to English-medium universities in Canada or South Africa. Study in English-medium universities and in other countries does not qualify for a waiver.)

Waivers apply to students from the countries listed above only. Students who are citizens of or who have studied in English in other countries (for example, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.) are not exempt from the English language requirement. Waivers only apply to those who have studied full time in one of the countries listed on the waiver list above. Employment in an English-speaking country does not make you eligible for a waiver. Check the TOEFL and IELTS sites for more information.

Note: The above listed circumstances are the ONLY circumstances that qualify from a waiver. Students who studied english (or at other English-medium schools) in countries not specified above, students who studied less than one full-time year in one of the countries specified above, and/or students that have worked in the United States or other English-speaking countries are NOT eligible for a waiver. Student who qualify for a waiver will have it automatically applied to their account, based on the information that is entered. More information can be found here.

If you are taking the TOEFL, request the scores to be sent to the University of Chicago. The institutional code is 1832. 

If you are taking the IELTS, request that scores be transmitted to our e-download account. Please contact your test center and request that your scores be sent to the following IELTS e-download account:

University of Chicago – Graduate Enrollment

970 East 58th Street, Third Floor

Chicago, IL 60637

The University does not accept paper IELTS test report forms.

Note: It may take up to a month for your official test scores to be uploaded to our application system. In order to avoid late score submissions, we highly recommend you take the test no later than one month prior to the application deadline listed above. If we do not receive your score by the application deadline, we will not review your application.

 

Official GRE or GMAT

We strongly prefer an official GRE or GMAT score for all recent graduates or people with less than two years of relevant work experience. We do not have a minimum score requirement.

If you are taking the GRE, request the scores to be sent to the University of Chicago. The institutional code is 1832. 

If you are taking the GMAT, request the scores be sent to the University of Chicago Master of Science in Analytics. The school code is H9X-WG-70.

 

Calculus Courses

We strongly prefer all recent graduates or people with less than two years of relevant work experience to have taken university-level Calculus 1 and prefer Calculus 2. We do not have a minimum grade requirement.

 

GPA

We strongly prefer all recent graduates or applicants with less than two years of relevant work experience to have a GPA of 3.0 (or international equivalent) or above.

 

Application Fee

The application system will prompt you to pay the $75 application fee once you have completed the appropriate sections of the online application.

 

Submit Your Application

Submit your application after you have completed all parts of the online application and paid your $75 application fee. Submit your application by the day of the application deadline in order to be considered for admission.

Admissions decisions for the Master of Science in Analytics ARE NOT released on a rolling basis. All admissions decisions will be released one month after the application deadline listed above.

 

Are interviews a required part of the application process?

Interviews will only be initiated by the admission staff. The program will initiate interviews for candidates for whom additional information is needed. An applicant cannot request an interview. The program will contact the applicant to arrange an interview.

More questions about the application? Please visit our FAQ page!