Admissions Overview

The Online Master of Information and Data Science program starts three times throughout the year (January, May and September). Applications are reviewed as they are received, so you are encouraged to submit your completed application as soon as possible. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

September 2019

September 2019 Admission Deadlines
Deadline Date
Early Action Deadline April 2, 2019
Priority Application Deadline April 30, 2019
Final Application Deadline May 28, 2019
Classes Start August 26, 2019

January 2020

January 2020 Admission Deadlines
Deadline Date
Early Action Deadline August 14, 2019
Priority Application Deadline September 11, 2019
Final Application Deadline October 9, 2019
Classes Start January 6, 2020

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Application Requirements

To complete your application, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended from your undergraduate degree on
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores
  • Statement of Purpose and additional admissions statements
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • A working knowledge of fundamental computer science concepts including: data structures, algorithms and analysis of algorithms, and linear algebra
  • Current resume
  • TOEFL Scores (if applicable)
  • Application fee of $105 for domestic applicants or $125 for international applicants

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