MS in Data Analytics and Visualization Admissions

1) Complete your Application and pay your application fee

  • A $55 non refundable application fee is required to apply for the program

2) Review and Complete the following application components:

The faculty require that you craft a clear and concise three to five paragraph response (generally 350-500 words) addressing the following:

  • Professional and personal goals including 1.) interest in your intended field and 2.) ideal career/company.
  • Readiness for the program. Give examples of relevant academic and professional achievements.
  • Plan for balancing graduate school with personal and professional responsibilities.
  • Expectations of how the Katz School’s program will help you reach your goals. We want to ensure the program is aligned with your goals.

The faculty have created a short set of problems to identify your current skillsets in math and programming. If you need a jumpstart on either of these areas, the faculty will provide a free online workshop prior to the start of classes. Generally, all accepted applicants want to join in. It’s fun and free—but you have to complete the assignments and projects if you want to participate.

Upload unofficial transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Official transcripts that confirm courses, grades, and minimally the award of a bachelor’s degree are required before starting classes.

International transcripts will need to be evaluated by a NAECS accredited institution.

One recommendation must be academic, from a previous instructor. The second may be academic or professional. Academic recommendations should evaluate your ability to succeed in the program to which you are applying, performance in the instructor’s course, intellectual capacity, and overall readiness for graduate school. Professional recommendations from previous managers or teammates (that you have worked with on a substantial project) should include relevant on the job experience and accomplishment as well as your readiness for graduate school. Both recommendations should cite examples that demonstrate your abilities. Generic recommendations will not be accepted.

The resume should include a list of your relevant education, work experience, internships, research, publications and/or awards.

International applicants from non-English speaking countries or who have not received at least 60 credits of instruction at an English-speaking university are required to submit results of the TOEFL OR equivalent to evaluate English proficiency. The minimum score for admission is a combined 90 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT). If you have lower than 90, we can arrange for an online interview.

Scores must be submitted directly by the testing service (YU school code 2990). For information on the TOEFL, visit https://www.ets.org/toefl.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Priority Scholarship Deadline
October 18, 2019
Priority Application Deadline (application fee waiver; code: earlyadmit)
October 18, 2019
Final Application Deadline
December 6, 2019
Classes Start
Week of January 20th, 2020

Admissions Requirements

We recognize that people grow professionally and academically over time, and that GPAs never tell the whole story of someone’s capacity. Yet, all of our students are exceptionally competent, hardworking, and committed. It is important that every student contribute to the program. Generally, our applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an overall 3.3 GPA. If you have a lower GPA, you can strengthen your application by submitting a statement explaining the lower GPA and how you’ve evolved professionally and academically since graduating.
  • For international applicants from non-English speaking countries or who have not completed at least 60 credits at an English-speaking university must earn a combined TOEFL score of 90 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) or equivalent.

Tuition

Tuition Per Credit Total Credits Total Cost of Attendance
$1,090 30 (10 courses) $32,700

Financial Aid Options

All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships. You do not need to submit any additional information. Awards are determined during the application review process. Please speak to an admissions counselor if you have questions about financial aid opportunities and financing your graduate degree. We can do a preliminary transcript review and discuss your admissions and financing options with The Katz School.