You are ready to take the next step in your professional development. It is time to pursue the Data Science & Business Analytics graduate degree that will prepare you for future advancement and success.
Congratulations on your decision! Here is how to make it happen at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and College of Engineering.
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA for STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math) and business students to gain admission into a graduate program is 2.75 on a scale of 4. Be sure to check the Wayne State graduate admissions website to ensure you fulfill the university's admission requirements.
To apply for admission to our Data Science & Business Analytics graduate program:
- Take the GMAT or GRE and have your results sent to Wayne State University (school code 1898),
- Complete an application for graduate admission (GMAT/GRE score is not required to submit application). Please make sure to include:
- Statement of Purpose
- Resume / CV
- (3) Letters of Recommendation
- If your company is sponsoring you into the program, we need a recommendation letter from your sponsor indicating their support.
- Submit official transcripts from all collegiate institutions by postal mail or courier to:
Wayne State University
Office of Graduate Admissions
5057 Woodward Ave., Suite 6000
Detroit, MI 48202
Electronic transcripts will be accepted if they are delivered securely from the registrar of the issuing institution directly to the Wayne State University Office of Graduate Admissions (email@example.com). An electronic (secure, certified PDF) transcript is official as long as it is not altered. A printed copy of a PDF transcript is not official. Wayne State will not accept an attested or notarized copy of a transcript, a hand-delivered transcript or a transcript that reads "issued to student."
- International students should also check the international student admissions page for additional admissions requirements.
All prospective candidates being considered for admission will have to participate in an online interview with the admissions committee. Upon evaluating the application, admissible candidates will be approached for scheduling these interviews.
Candidates are expected to well-versed in basic probability and statistics and also familiar with some programming language. Courses will be available in the summer months for admitted applicants to refresh their knowledge or makeup for any deficiency in this knowledge. Students without this pre-requisite knowledge but otherwise possess good credentials will be given "conditional" admission and have to take this remedial coursework in the summer months prior to starting the program in the fall term.
Only students with a four-year bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or a closely related program) are eligible for admission into the "Data Science & Engineering" track of this M.S. program. Exceptions maybe made under special circumstances, if the applicant can demonstrate equivalent knowledge.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
All prospective STEM and business students will have to take either the GRE or the GMAT exam.
We are looking for applicants with minimum scores in the top 75 percentile.
If you have taken the GMAT/GRE more than once, we will use your highest GMAT/GRE score in the last five years when evaluating your application.
Admissions applications may be submitted in advance of taking one of these tests.
The GMAT and GRE are offered continually at testing centers throughout North America and at select international sites.
- For GMAT, visit the official GMAT testing page or call 800-GMAT-NOW for full details. The Graduate Management Admission Council also has resources to help you succeed on the GMAT. Wayne State offers GMAT prep courses as well.
- For GRE, visit the official registration and test centers page or call 866-473-4373 for full details. Educational Testing Services offers resources to help you prepare for the GRE.
While the admissions application and all other required documents are due by July 1 for fall semester admission, admissions will be handled on an ongoing basis. Given that enrollments will be limited, candidates are encouraged to apply by the end of March for fall term admission.