Admissions

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's or graduate degree and a solid quantitative background. Students with degrees in mathematics, statistics or other applied sciences (business, economics, political science, engineering, etc.) are welcome to apply.

Applicants with at least two years of work experience in a business or industrial setting will be preferred, and some requirements for the program may be substituted by relevant work experience in a related field.

More information on the application can be found on The Graduate School website. You can begin your application here.

Academic transcript(s), two letters of recommendation, a current resume and a personal statement are required along with the completed online application, as well as GMAT/GRE scores.

The personal statement should be one to two pages that describe:

  • two to three courses in your previous degree(s) that you liked and why
  • details of any internship or work experience you have had in the past few years relevant to analytics
  • any unusual features of your academic background, such as weak grades, and how you improved or prepared for graduate study
  • career goals after completing the MS in Data Analytics degree

Students are expected to have a GPA of 3.0 or above. International applicants must also submit results from either TOEFL (minimum score of 100) or IELTS (minimum score in Band Seven).

Note: Binghamton University does not currently issue forms I-20 or DS-2019 (necessary to apply for F-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant status) for the MS in Data Analytics program. We are working to become registered in the SEVIS system governed by the United States Department of Homeland Security, and are anticipating full registration in the near future. Non-citizens currently in the U.S. in visa classifications that allow for full-time study "incidental to status" are encouraged to apply.

This information is subject to change. Contact us with questions about program-specific requirements.

If you have any questions about the program, contact:

Manoj Agarwal
Program Director
msda@binghamton.edu