Admission Criteria

The Online Master of Science in Analytics (OMS Analytics) seeks to admit exceptional students with a strong interest in analytics who have demonstrated excellence in their previous coursework, in their workplaces, on standardized tests (optional), or a combination of these.

All applicants are expected to have:

  1. An undergraduate Bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an accredited institution
  2. At least one college-level course or equivalent knowledge in:
    • Probability/statistics
    • Computer programming in a high-level language like C, C++, Java, Python, FORTRAN, etc.
    • Calculus and basic linear algebra Note: Applicants who lack a background in mathematics or computing may still be admitted. In these cases, students are expected either to learn the necessary material on their own before beginning the program, or to take one or more preparatory courses after being admitted.
  3. International students only - a score of at least 100 on the TOEFL, unless one of the waiver options is granted.
  4. As part of the application package, applicants must also submit:
    • A professional resume
    • A personal statement
    • Contact information for three people who will submit letters of recommendation. As you complete your online application, you will be asked to list your recommender's name and contact information. Your recommenders will then receive an email, inviting them to complete an online letter of recommendation. 
  5. Optional - Applicants may choose to submit standardized test scores, most commonly GRE or GMAT (but if appropriate, LSAT, MCAT, etc. scores may also be considered).