Admissions Overview

The 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.

May 2016

Early Application Deadline January 19, 2016
Final Application Deadline February 16, 2016
Classes Start May 9, 2016


September 2016

Early Application Deadline May 9, 2016
Final Application Deadline June 6, 2016
Classes Start August 29, 2016


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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 $80 for domestic applicants or $100 for international applicants

For assistance with completing your application, please contact an Admissions Counselor at
855-678-MIDS or

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