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Master's Degree Online - Applied Analytics | Saint Louis University

Criteria for Admission into the M.S. Applied Analytics program

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Suggested application deadlines for admission:

  • Fall start: July 1
  • Spring start: November 1
  • Summer start: April 1 

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Completed student applications will be evaluated by an admissions committee if the following minimum requirements are met by an applicant:

  • Undergraduate degree: An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Work experience: Applicant must be employed on at least a part-time basis (20 hours or more per week) and have at least 3 years of work experience.
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students with a GPA less than 3.00 will be considered for probationary admission. They must obtain a minimum grade of "B" in each of the first two classes to become a fully-classified student. The GPA requirement also applies to students bridging from the School for Professional Studies Computer Information Systems program.
  • Course work in the following areas:
    • At least one course in information systems/technology or a programming language.
    • At least one basic statistics or research methods course.
    • It is expected that incoming students have a working knowledge of a standard word processing program (e.g., Microsoft Word), a standard spreadsheet or database program (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access), and a standard presentation program (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint).
  • Three references through the Personal Potential Index (PPI) are required as part of your application. The PPI is free. It requires that you provide e-mail contact information for up to five references (you can use employers and other individuals who can judge your personal attributes). The PPI can be found at Please let us know if you have any questions.
  • Official transcripts of all prior post-secondary education, sent directly by the student's prior academic institutions to SLU
  • A 500-word personal statement articulating:
    • why a Master's degree in Applied Analytics is needed within the applicant's job or career area
    • how the applicant feels that the M.S. program at SLU will meet that need
    • evidence and well-reasoned argument to support the student's assertions, along with appropriate citations
  • A current resume


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