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Master of Science in Analytics Online

How to Apply

Application deadlines
Round Deadline
Round 3: Autumn 2022 Jul. 05, 2022

Application Deadline Extended to July 5

The application deadline for the Master of Science in Analytics (MScA) program has been extended to Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at midnight CST.

Applications submitted will have their materials reviewed and the decision released on a rolling basis. As part of the rolling deadline, the application will close on July 5, 2022 or once the program is full—whichever comes first.

International Students

  • International students who require a visa must have a completed application by the R1 deadline for consideration.
  • Students who require student visa sponsorship from the University are not eligible to apply to the part-time program.
  • Round 2 and 3 are available exclusively to applicants who do not require a student visa.

Academic Prerequisites

Recent Graduates 

Recent graduates are applicants with less than two years of relevant work experience at the time of the application deadline. Internships and volunteer work are not included in work experience. Recent graduates must have been conferred a bachelor's degree by the time the program starts.

Prerequisites for recent graduates (strongly preferred):

  • Official GRE/GMAT score (no minimum score requirement)
  • Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 (no minimum grade requirement)
  • GPA – 3.0 or above

GRE: Request the scores be sent to the University of Chicago, institutional code 1832.

GMAT: Request the scores be sent to the University of Chicago Master of Science in Analytics, school code H9X-WG-70.


Professionals are applicants with two years or more of relevant work experience at the time of the application deadline. Relevant work experience includes backgrounds in fields like information technology, computer science, mathematics, and statistics, or backgrounds in social or biological sciences such as business, economics, medicine, and chemistry, or who have earned MBAs.

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent
  • Two years or more of relevant work experience

Required Documents

Submitted applications with materials arriving after the deadline will be reviewed in the next available application round. Any application submitted without all required materials will be considered incomplete and automatically considered in the next application round.

All components of your application are due by the application deadline. We will not review your application until after the application deadline and will only review it if we receive all components of the application.

  • Electronic unofficial transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Candidate statement
  • Resume/CV
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores, if applicable
  • $90 application fee

Required Document Definitions

Unofficial Electronic Transcripts

One unofficial electronic transcript from each university attended (undergraduate and graduate) must be uploaded as a PDF within the application. Please do not mail any transcripts as part of your admission application. If you are offered admission, one official transcript from each university attended will be required at least one month prior to matriculation. Course-by-course evaluations are not considered official transcripts.

Applicants with non-English transcripts must provide an English translation of the unofficial transcript for admissions committee review.

Letters of Recommendation

Your application must include three letters of recommendation from people who can assess your academic or professional qualifications.

You do not need to wait for all your letters to be received before you submit your application. As long as you have added your recommenders' names and email addresses and they each submit their recommendation before our application deadline, their letters can arrive after you hit the submit button. Recommended sources for letters of recommendation include:

  • Professors
  • Supervisors or Managers
  • Professional Mentors

We do not accept letters of recommendation from family members, friends, or peers.

Candidate Statement

Applicants are required to demonstrate their motivation, academic potential, and ability to undertake work at the University of Chicago by writing a candidate statement.

Please discuss your academic and career objectives, why you want to attend the University of Chicago Master of Science in Analytics program, and what you hope to do after completing the program. Your statement should not be more than 750 words.


Submit an up-to-date resume or CV.

Optional Programming Skills Supplement

Optionally, please include a PDF of no more than two pages demonstrating current programming language skills.

Examples include a PDF submission of a Jupyter notebook, a GitHub page, or a similar image showcasing individual programming work. The Programming Supplement must be shared as a PDF file.


GRE/ GMAT scores are optional.

English Language Requirement

Applicants to the Master of Science in Analytics program who do not meet the English Language Proficiency criteria must submit proof of English language proficiency. The Analytics program requires a minimum TOEFL 104 (no less than 26 on each subsection) or IELTS 7 (no sub-score requirement).

Application Process and Fees

The application system will prompt you to pay the $90 application fee once you have completed the appropriate sections of the online application. This fee is nonrefundable.

CA residents, please see additional information provided in the Graduate Announcements on the State of California’s Student Tuition Recovery Fund.

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