Anyone with the will to start or advance their career in the field of Data Science, those who wish to change their career path to Data Science.
An effective applicant for our Master of science in Data Science program and Certificate in Data Science program have a bachelor degree in either Computer Science, Mathematics/Statistics, Business Analytics or any related disciplines. Knowing introductory computer programming language is an advantage ( i.e. Python, R, Java, C++ etc.)
Yes, you can apply still. You might need to take some foundational courses to gain the requisite skills necessary to be comfortable in upper level courses.
Yes, our Data Science program welcomes International students. Kindly check here for further information
We don’t have any minimum requirements for GRE, GPA and TOEFL. We consider what applicants are bringing to the program as a whole. However, we have the following recommended scores:
- GRE (Michigan Tech students are exempt): Recommended 153 Quantitative, 148 Verbal and 3.0 or higher Analytical Writing.
- GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
- TOEFL: Recommended Score of 100 iBT.
- IELTS: Recommended Overall Band Score of 7.0.
Though most of our students have work experience, it is not required.
Most students are accepted for the Fall semester. Occasionally, accelerated masters students will be accepted for the Spring semester.
Yes, you can apply again by submitting a new application and supporting material again.
Deferrals are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Graduate School for more information.
We don't have any application deadline as we have rolling admission. However, we recommend applying a semester in advance. Fall starts are encouraged.
For further information visit our graduate school admissions page.
- Bachelor degree from an accredited school
- GRE and TOEFL/IELTS (For those whose first language is not English) score report
- Statement of Purpose (two separate questions)
- Two Letter of Recommendations
- Official transcripts from universities attended
Only Michigan Tech students are exempt from GRE requirements. Others must submit their GRE scores.
Yes, we will convert the GMAT score to a standardized GRE score.
All International students must submit either TOEFL or IELTS score.
Official ETS (GRE and TOEFL) test scores can be sent directly to Michigan Tech using our School Code: 1464.
Students are required to upload copies of their previous college/university transcripts for the initial application review process. Students must provide official transcripts and proof of degree(s) to complete their enrollment if accepted. If accepted, please bring your official documents to the Graduate School upon arrival to Michigan Tech.
You can check all the details related to your application on your MyMichiganTech under prospective student tab.
After we receive your application and all your supporting documents, it might take about 3 to 4 weeks to get your admission decision.
Tuition and Financial Aid
The Michigan Tech Graduate School has one tuition rate—international students do not pay an “out-of-state” rate. Academic year tuition and fees are provided on our Cost of Education website.
The Data Science Graduate Program is a course-based only format. Therefore, very few graduate assistantships are available. The majority of graduate students at Michigan Tech are self-funded.
There may be opportunities for assistantships with research faculty. However, students will have to pursue these positions by directly contacting professors. There are no guaranteed positions for incoming graduate students.
Program and Curriculum
Yes, the Data Science program is STEM accredited.
The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. Any full time student in our program can complete it between 16 - 24 months.
Basically, the class size depends on the course taken by the student. Our Data Science program offers numerous electives; the general class size varies based on the individual course.
No, we currently do not offer complete online program. Nine credit hours per semester is considered a full-time course load for graduate students. However, there are a few courses which are provided online across the campus. These electives can be taken to satisfy the Data Science degree after getting approval from their advisors
The preferred programming languages here for Data Science students are R, SAS, Python and Java. But it may vary depending upon the courses you take.
A limited number of transfer credits can be applied to the Data Science program. See the Graduate School website for more details.