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Master's Degree Online - Applied Analytics | Saint Louis University
Criteria for Admission into the M.S. Applied Analytics program
Suggested application deadlines for admission:
- Fall start: July 1
- Spring start: November 1
- Summer start: April 1
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).
- At least two letters of recommendation from reputable sources (e.g., faculty, employer, co-workers). This requirement will be waived for students bridging from the SPS undergraduate Computer Information Systems program.
- The Personal Potential Index (PPI) is highly recommended as part of your application. More information about the PPI can be found at http://www.ets.org/ppi.
- 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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