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When to Apply

Applications must be complete by the deadline. Make sure to begin the application process several days early to allow for Graduate School processing time. The deadline for Fall, 2019 admission to the Data Analytics online program is August 20th, 2019. Applications not complete by the August 20th deadline will be rejected.  Applications are only accepted for Fall term admission.

Applying for Admission

Admission requirements, application instructions, and a link to the online application system are available from the Graduate Admissions page. Please follow the instructions carefully. The Data Analtyics program requires three letters of recommendation along with the university application form, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts. Letters of recommendation should be submitted through the Graduate School's online system. All materials must be submitted directly to the Graduate School. Do not send materials to the Statistics Department.

Your cover letter should include the following:

  • What is your math background and experience?
  • What experience do you have working with data?
  • What experience do you have with computing and programming (software, coding)?
  • What do you hope to get out of this program?
  • Describe a time you experienced conflict and how you approached/resolved it.
  • There should be no more than one paragraph for each question and the entire length of the cover letter should be no longer than two pages.  (Note, these are the only questions that need to be addressed in the cover letter.)


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