Credits required
45 or 18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 or 18 quarter credits are equal to 30 or 12 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of these programs online. View the master's curriculum or the certificate curriculum.
Start term
Fall

Admissions: Data Analytics – Master of Science or Graduate Certificate

Admissions requirements

  • Graduate or bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Successful completion of an upper-division statistics course equivalent to Oregon State's ST 351. The OSU Transfer Course Search tool allows you to look up previous coursework in order to find out if your class has been identified as an OSU course equivalent. Ecampus Enrollment Services can also help you navigate this tool to find any information that exists for ST 351.
  • Meet the OSU Graduate School's minimum admissions requirements

When can you start?

New cohorts begin for both the M.S. in Data Analytics and the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics every fall.

The priority deadline for all students to apply is May 15 of each year, however applications will be accepted up to June 1. 

How to apply

For the master’s and graduate certificate programs, complete a graduate application using the online application form. All application materials must be received by the application deadline described above. The nonrefundable application fee is $75.

More information about the application and admission process can be found in the Data Analytics Student Guidebook.

Application requirements (M.S. and graduate certificate)

  • Transcript(s)
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Cover letter – The following questions should be answered in this letter. There should be no more than one paragraph for each question and the entire length of the letter should be no longer than two pages: 
    • What is your math background and experience?
    • What experience do you have working with data?
    • What experience do you have with computing and programming (software, coding, etc.)?
    • What do you hope to get out of this program?
    • Describe a time you experienced conflict and how you approached and resolved it.
  • For international students: Official TOEFL scores

Note: GRE or GMAT scores are not required for these programs.

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