We strongly encourage international applicants who require a University-sponsored visa to apply in Round 1, though these applicants may also apply in Round 2.
Students who require student visa sponsorship from the University are not eligible to apply to the part-time program.
Round 3 is exclusively available to applicants who do not require a student visa.
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
- Official course-by-course for any institution outside the United States where candidate received a degree
- Three letters of recommendation
- Candidate statement
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.
Official Course-by-Course Evaluation for International Transcripts
If you graduated from or attended an international university or college for more than half of a completed degree, we require a course-by-course evaluation by a NACES Evaluator for each international institution to be submitted by the application deadline. A course-by-course evaluation must translate courses, degree, grades, and GPA to United States equivalencies. Please visit naces.org/members to find an evaluator. We recommend WES ICAP. All evaluations must be sent directly from the evaluator to the university.
Evaluation reports should be emailed to:
Or mailed to:
The University of Chicago Professional Education
Attention: MScA Admissions
455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr., Suite 950
Chicago, Illinois 60611
In order for this to be received by the application deadline listed above, we recommend you submit your transcript to be reviewed by a NACES evaluator no later than one month prior to the application deadline.
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:
- Supervisors or Managers
- Professional Mentors
We do not accept letters of recommendation from family members, friends, or peers.
Applicants are required to demonstrate their motivation, academic potential, and ability to undertake work at the University of Chicago by writing a candidate statement.
Your statement should be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than four pages. It should highlight your qualifications and describe your interest in our program.
Submit an up-to-date resume or CV.
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
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 or IELTS 7 (no sub-score requirement). Only the TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic tests are accepted as proof of proficiency.
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.
Interviews will only be initiated by the admission staff for candidates for whom additional information is needed. An applicant cannot request an interview. The program will contact the applicant to arrange an interview.