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Master of Science in Analytics

How to Apply for MSc in Analytics

Applying to the Analytics Degree

Submit your online application to the Master of Science in Analytics by the application deadline in order to be considered for admission.

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Admissions decisions for the Master of Science in Analytics ARE NOT released on a rolling basis. All admissions decisions will be released within the time frame listed below.

Application Deadlines

Autumn 2020 Deadlines and Dates

  • Orientation and Bootcamp will be held in late August 2020
  • Autumn Quarter 2020 starts in September 2020
Round Deadline Decision

Round 1 

(Final international student deadline)

January 15, 2020

March 2020

Round 2

April 1, 2020

May 2020

Round 3

June 1, 2020

July 2020

Apply to the Analytics program

Analytics Application Requirements

All components of your application are due by the application deadline. We will not review your application until after the application deadline and will only review it if we receive all components of the application.

Learn more about our program and application process by viewing a past information session

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

Required Document Definitions

Unofficial Electronic Transcripts

One unofficial electronic transcript from each university attended (undergraduate and graduate) must be uploaded as a PDF within the 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.

Course by course evaluations (see section on official course by course evaluation for international transcripts below) are not considered official 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 must translate courses, degree, grades, and GPA to United States equivalencies. Please visit to find an evaluator. We recommend WES ICAP.

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

The University of Chicago Professional Education

Attention: MScA Admissions

455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr., Suite 950

Chicago, Illinois 60611

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

Your application must include three letters of recommendation from people who can assess your academic or professional qualifications.

You do not need to wait for all your letters to be received before you submit your application. As long as you have added your recommenders' names and email addresses, and they each submit their recommendation before our application deadline, their letters can arrive after you hit the submit button.

Recommended sources for letters of recommendation include:

  • Professors
  • Supervisors or Managers
  • Professional Mentors

We DO NOT accept letters of recommendation from family members, friends, or peers.

Candidate Statement

Applicants are required to demonstrate their 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 interest in our program.


Submit an up-to-date resume or CV.

Prerequisites for Recent Graduates

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. Recent graduates must have been conferred a bachelor's degree by the time the program starts.

Prerequisites for recent graduates (strongly preferred)

  • Official GRE/GMAT score * (No minimum score requirement)
  • Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 (No minimum grade requirement)
  • GPA – 3.0 or above

Where to send GRE/GMAT Scores:

GRE: Request the scores be sent to the University of Chicago, institutional code is 1832

GMAT: Request the scores be sent to the University of Chicago Master of Science in Analytics, school code is H9X-WG-70

Prerequisites for Professionals

Professionals are applicants with two years or more of relevant work experience at the time of the application deadline. Relevant work experience includes backgrounds in fields like information technology, computer science, mathematics, and statistics, or backgrounds in social or biological sciences such as business, economics, medicine, and chemistry, or who have earned MBAs.

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent
  • 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

English Language Requirement Explanation

If your native language is not English, we require an official TOEFL or IELTS test score submitted by the testing body by the application deadline. Our TOEFL and College Board code is 1832. 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 if the applicant is a native 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 (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 qualify for a waiver will have it automatically applied to their account, based on the information that is entered. Read more information on language requirement waivers.

Where to Send Scores

TOEFL Scores:

Request the scores to be sent to the University of Chicago. The institutional code is 1832.

IELTS Scores:

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.

Please 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.

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. This fee is nonrefundable.

Are interviews a required part of the application process?

Interviews will only be initiated by the admission staff 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 Analytics Frequently Asked Questions page!

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