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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
  • Calculus and matrix algebra (resources)

Application Deadlines

Fall Admission

Early action:
January 15

International students:
March 1

Domestic students:
May 1

Spring Admission

International students:
August 1

Domestic students:
October 1

How to Apply

Online Application

Complete your application through the Indiana University Graduate CAS Application.  Once you log on to the application, select the Add Program tab on the top menu, and search Applied Data Science.  Select the subplan of your choice from the following:

  • Applied Data Science
  • Crisis Informatics
  • Sports Analytics
  • User Experience Design

The Graduate Admissions Committee will not review applications until the application fee and all required materials are completed and received by the deadline indicated.  No hard copies are required for application review.


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


Upload transcripts and/or academic documents for every institution of higher education you attended to the online application. If a transcript is not in English, upload an English translation certified by the college issuing the transcript.  We do not require hard copies of transcripts for application review. You do not need to physically mail any documents for admissions purposes.

Applicants with a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree from a non-U.S. institution are encouraged to submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation completed by one of the following credential evaluators:

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. If you are currently finishing your bachelor’s degree, you must submit a document that certifies the awarding of the degree.

We accept official electronic transcripts submitted directly from the awarding institution.  Those transcripts can be submitted to our admissions team at

We do not require transcripts from Indiana University campuses.


Three (3) letters of recommendation are required from either academic or professional sources.  Recommendation information is submitted though the online application by the applicant and an email request will be sent automatically to the recommender on your behalf.


Applicants may submit official GRE scores for consideration, but they are not required to do so. Providing GRE scores can bolster your application if there are aspects of your application that you feel may not be as competitive as others. IUPUI school code for the GRE is 1325.

TOEFL, Duolingo, or IELTS

Submit proof of English proficiency if your native language is not English. Minimum score required: 90 TOEFL, Duolingo 115, or 7 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 predominately English speaking.)

Upload a copy of your test score results in the Documents Section (under Test Score Report upload option) on the online application.  TOEFL test results may also be sent through ETS to IUPUI school code 1325.

Application Fee

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