Applying to an MS in Data Science degree

Make a difference - Earn Your Masters in Data Science at UConn

To apply for admission to the MS in Data Science complete the application process which begins at the link below. Applicants must have completed a Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.

Academic Preparation

   Required Prerequisites

  • One semester of Differential Calculus
  • One semester of Statistics
  • Coding experience (R and/or Python preferred but not required)

  Recommended Prerequisites:

  • Linear Algebra
  • Multivariable Calculus

GRE scores are not required for admission to the MS in Data Science.

  • The On-Campus will begin accepting applications for Fall 2025 on 9/9/2024. Applications for Fall 2024 are now closed for the On-Campus program.
  • Please note: there is no spring intake for the on-campus program.
  • The Online program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025.
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Note: UConn's MS in Data Science program does not offer graduate assistantships and scholarships at this time.

Application Instructions

Applications will be evaluated upon receipt of all required documentation:

  • A personal statement (1000 word maximum, double-spaced, standard 11 font type, and 1” margins) outlining your reason(s) for applying to the program (why data science?) reason(s) for applying to UConn (why UConn?), and reason(s) why you think the timing is right for you to pursue this degree at this time (why now?).  We encourage you to connect the dots between your previous academic work, work-life experience, and how a graduate degree in data science from UConn aligns with your career goals and will facilitate your success.
  • Current resume or CV (uploaded).
  • Three Letters of Recommendation are required (electronically submitted). Starting with the Fall 2025 application cycle, only one letter will be required. This letter needs to be from an academic or professional source.
  • Unofficial transcript(s) for all undergraduate and graduate coursework (uploaded).
  • Official college transcript(s) mailed to The Graduate School (see address below). Please note that official transcripts from students' previous educational experience at UConn are not required.
  • Successful candidates normally meet the recommended 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • If you use the results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), you must have a minimum overall score of 550 for the paper-based test or 79 for the internet-based test.  For a list of other acceptable English proficiency indicators, please visit
  • GREs are not required.
  • Residence Affidavit is not required.
  • Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) on the application are required fields.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee. The MS in Data Science does not offer application fee waivers.
  • After you apply, are admitted, and accept an offer of admission, please send The Graduate School your Official Transcript(s) in one envelope to the address listed below. Or, if your school(s) offer an electronic transcript service email them to
    University of Connecticut
    Whetten Graduate Center
    The Graduate School
    438 Whitney Road Ext., Unit 1152
    Storrs, CT 06269-1152

Applications are evaluated as soon as the student’s file is complete.

  • When completing the application form for the ON CAMPUS program, under Intended Program, please select:
    • Level of Study: Masters
    • Academic Areas: Natural Sciences
    • Program: Data Science MS
    • Campus: Storrs
    • Entry Term: Fall

Note: The on-campus program only accepts students each fall.  If you apply for the on-campus program for the spring semester, your application will not be evaluated until you defer your application to the fall semester.  

  • When completing the application form for the ONLINE program, under Intended Program, please select:
    • Level of Study: Masters
    • Academic Areas: Natural Sciences
    • Program: Data Science MS
    • Campus: Online
    • Entry Term: Fall or Spring 

Upon acceptance, a $300 non-refundable deposit toward your tuition will be required prior to course registration.

Note: Please anticipate 4 - 6 weeks between submitting a complete application and receiving a decision. Due to the nature of rolling admissions, it is highly recommended that applicants to the on-campus program apply before April 15th.

If you have any questions on how to use the online application system, please contact The Graduate School at or 860-486-3617.

Application Deadlines

On-Campus Program: 
Applications for Fall 2024 On Campus are now closed. Applications for Fall 2025 On Campus will open on 9/9/2024.
Note: There is no spring admission for the on-campus program

Online Program: 
Fall '24: July 1, 2024, 11:59PM EST