Master of Science in Analytics
Successful candidates will have earned an undergraduate degree in a technical discipline such as mathematics, computer science, engineering or economics. Students should have taken multivariate calculus, linear algebra, and a calculus-based probability and statistics course. Relevant professional experience is preferred but not required.
The M.S. in Analytics is an intense full-time program. The program offers evening classes, with the earliest beginning at 4:30 p.m., but students also must allot time for the program’s industry-related events such as the Friday Lab series held each Friday from 12 noon – 3:00 p.m. Most of our current students who work do so either part-time or 3/4 time.
The M.S. in Analytics program requires students to have foundational coursework in mathematics, statistics and economics before officially enrolling. Students can gain admission to the program even if they lack some of the required foundational prerequisites. However, these students may be required to come to Atlanta during either the spring or summer semester prior to their admittance in the fall to complete this additional coursework. The M.S. in Analytics faculty advisor makes recommendations about the appropriate semester for students to enter the program during the admissions process.
Prior programming experience is not a requirement for admission, but it is viewed positively by the admissions committee. Upon graduation, students will have developed strong programming skills in various languages including Python, R, SAS, Tableau, Hadoop, C++, VBA, Matlab and others.
Yes, this is a three-semester program that enrolls in the fall, and students have a break during summer from May-August the following year.
Our acceptance rate is roughly 30%. Out of more than 100 applications last fall, we accepted 32 students.
Tuition is $39,000 for in-state students and $45,000 for out-of-state students. Taking additional classes outside the required coursework will incur an additional cost.
Most students live off campus because our classes are offered in Buckhead. The downtown campus where university housing is located is a 30-minute train ride away, so most students live in off-campus apartments, often around Lindbergh Station due to its convenient location.
Atlanta, GA: 30 students
Boston, MA: 1 student
New York, NY: 1 student
Philadelphia, PA: 1 student
Kansas City, KS: 1 student
Both merit-based graduate research assistantships (GRA) and general GRA positions are available. If you are interested in pursuing a GRA position, apply to the program as early as possible. Per our rolling admissions process, an early application plus a high GPA and GMAT/GRE scores will improve your chances.