MS in Data Science: Admission Requirements

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Minimum 3.0 on a scale of 4.0

Applicants with a GPA below the minimum may be admitted at the department's discretion. A GPA letter will be required.

No GRE or GMAT required

Official Transcript

All students seeking enrollment must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Work Experience

Work experience in a related field is recommended but not required.

Personal Statement

Describe your personal and professional goals and explain how this program will help you bring them to life.

Letters of Recommendation

Request that two colleagues or work supervisors detail why you are qualified for this program and how it would benefit your future.


A detailed work history that highlights any experience that may be relevant to this program.

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          Transfer Credit

          Transfer credit is awarded for courses taken at a regionally accredited college that are equivalent to those taught at Utica College and you've received a grade of "B" or better. Note that we require official transcripts from all colleges you've attended, as well as a transcript showing degree awarded.

          Shortly after you receive your letter of admission, you will receive an evaluation of your transfer credits from the Registrar's Office. If you want to review possible credit eligibility ahead of time, use TES® (Transfer Evaluation System).

          International Students

          If you are seeking enrollment as an international student, please submit the following:
          English Language Proficiency Test

          If English is not your first language, submit your test scores for either the TOEFL or IELTS.

          UC requires a TOEFL score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 79 internet-based and IELTS of 6.0

          Official Transcripts

          As part of the admissions process, we require an evaluation of your overseas degree and transcripts to determine their equivalency in the U.S. You may use the following universal organization:

          Program-Specific Requirement

          International Credential Evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency to a U.S. bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0


          When to Apply

          You can apply right now using our online application form! We accept applications throughout the year for enrollment into our spring, summer, and fall terms. You'll receive a response from the admissions department within 2–3 weeks.