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MSc in Analytics

How to Apply for MSc in Analytics

Important Dates

Application Deadline for courses starting Autumn 2018

Application Deadline for courses starting Spring 2019

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.


Autumn 2018 Application Deadlines
Final Application Deadline April 2, 2018
Spring 2019 Application Deadlines
Final Application Deadline October 1, 2018




Online Application

You will need to submit the following parts of our online application by the application deadline listed above or your application will not be complete and it will not be reviewed:


One 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 transcripts as part of your admission application. If you are offered admission, one official transcript for 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 International Transcripts below) are not considered unofficial transcripts.

English Proficiency

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, with four subscores of 26 each, or seven overall on the IELTS, with subscores of seven each. 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 or subscores, we recommend you retake the test.

The English language requirement may be waived if the applicant is a native of or studied in full-time status for at least one academic year within the last five years in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or English-medium universities in Canada or South Africa. We do not grant English language requirement waivers, unless you fall into the group of people described. More details are listed here.

Please note, it may take three to four weeks 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.

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 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 (typed, double-spaced, not to exceed four pages) highlighting their qualifications and describing their interest.

International Transcripts

If you attended an international university or college, 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, and grades to U.S. equivalency. Please visit for more details. Evaluation reports should be mailed to:

The University of Chicago Graham School

Attention - Graduate Admissions

1427 East 60th Street

Second Floor

Chicago, Illinois 60637

The agency you choose may also submit your evaluation report electronically to

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.

Resume or CV

You will submit an up-to-date resume or CV as part of your complete 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.

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!