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Applied Data Science M.S. Admissions


  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Calculus and matrix algebra (resources)

Application Deadlines

Fall Admission

Early action:

January 15


International students: March 15

Domestic students: May 1

Spring Admission

International students: September 1
Domestic students: October 1


How to Apply

Online Application

Complete and submit the IUPUI Graduate Online Application form. Choose Informatics as your Academic Program and Applied Data Science M.S. as your Academic Plan. Indicate one of the following subplans:

  • Applied Data Science
  • Sports Analytics
  • User Experience Design

All documents requested below must be uploaded electronically as PDFs with the online application. Do not mail or email any supporting materials to the School of Informatics and Computing.

The Graduate Admissions Committee will not review applications until the application fee and all required materials are completed and received by the deadline.


Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing your education, work experience, research, honors and awards, and mathematical, statistical, and computer programming experience.

Personal Statement

Submit a 500–750-word personal statement in your own words indicating

  • Why you’re applying to the M.S. in Applied Data Science program
  • Your post-graduation career plans


Submit all transcript(s) and/or academic documents for every institution of higher education you attended. If a transcript is not in English, upload an English translation certified by the college issuing the transcript.

All transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded with the online application are considered unofficial. Your unofficial transcript will be used for application review and admission. If you are admitted, you must submit your official hard copy transcripts directly to the IUPUI Graduate School after you arrive on campus. If you are currently finishing your bachelor’s degree, you must submit a document that certifies the awarding of the degree.

We do not require transcripts from Indiana University campuses.


Submit three references from academic instructors and/or employers. To submit references, you will enter contact information for each person on your electronic application. The reference will receive a form via email to fill out and submit electronically.


All M.S. applicants are required to complete the GRE within the last five years. The IUPUI school code for the GRE is 1325. Enter this code on the exam’s answer sheets. (Indiana residents who are professionals currently working in a field related to data science may request an exemption to the GRE requirement.)


Submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores taken within the last two years if your native language is not English. Use IUPUI school code 1325.

Minimum required score: 79 TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS

This requirement may be waived if you are a citizen of the United States or a country where English is the official language for higher education, are completing your bachelor’s or master’s degree in the United States or a country that is predominantly English speaking, or you have successfully completed ELS Level 112 or have placed into G013 or higher on the IUPUI ESL Placement Test.

Application Fee

Pay your application fee of $70 through the online application.