For Fall 2024 the application deadline is March 15. We do not accept spring or summer applicants.
We do not require GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) scores for our program
Please see the Graduate School’s Requirements for Admission page for additional information regarding English proficiency tests, acceptable undergraduate degrees, transcript requirements, etc.
Students who have already begun graduate school (i.e. have completed at least one course as a graduate student) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and wish to switch in to the MS Data Science program must follow these instructions to apply. Please note that changing of programs in to MS Data Science is not common and candidates must demonstrate an extraordinary need, especially if they are already in a similar program such as MS Statistics: Statistics & Data Science, MS Information, etc.
Since the MS Data Science is a professional program students cannot be concurrently enrolled in the MS Data Science and another graduate program, this includes PhD programs.
Fill out the change or add program form online. Candidates who would discontinue their existing program will submit a change program form. Candidates who will complete their existing program before starting the MS Data Science will submit an add a program form.
Submit the following as PDF files via email, to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cover letter including
- Term you are applying to (e.g. Fall 2024)
- Term you started your original graduate program (e.g. Fall 2023) and indicate if you plan to discontinue this program if admitted or complete your existing program and the planned semester of completion
- Contact information (email and mailing address)
- A statement that addresses your extraordinary need to change to the MS Data Science program
- Statement of purpose
- Resume or CV
- UW-Madison transcript
You must also have your current graduate program send a PDF copy of your original graduate school application to email@example.com.
The deadline for Fall 2024 is March 15, 2024. We do not consider applications in spring or summer terms.
Questions can be addressed to the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.