Our program is designed for recent graduates and professionals with a background in engineering, science, statistics, or business.Our program is designed for recent graduates and professionals with a background in engineering, science, statistics, or business.


The Master of Science in Analytics admits only a small number of students each fall quarter. While this means that admission is highly selective, it also means we can give appropriate attention to those who are admitted. We are aiming to foster a collaborative atmosphere within the program and believe that a small cohort of exceptionally talented and strongly motivated students best enables us to achieve this.

Please note that the online application for Fall 2018 admission has now closed. The MSiA program will begin accepting applications for Fall 2019 admission in September 2018.


  • Scholarship Priority Deadline: December 1

  • Regular Decision Deadline: January 15

Scholarship Priority Deadline: Applicants who apply by the Scholarship Priority deadline of December 1 are likely to receive the fullest consideration for scholarships as part of the application review process; all applicants who meet this priority deadline will be considered for merit scholarships by the admissions review committee. Please note, the deadline is a recommendation; applicants who apply by the regular decision deadline of January 15 may still be considered for second round scholarship funding, as available.

All admissions decisions will be announced by mid-March.


The following is a comprehensive list of all the admissions requirements:

  • A minimum of 3.0 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate work
  • Unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate education attempted (prior to fall matriculation, a completed undergraduate degree and official transcript is required for admission)
  • Unofficial GMAT or GRE scores
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement (maximum of 500 words total)
  • $75 application fee payable in US funds
  • Three letters of recommendation that attest to the candidate's work performance and management potential
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants who have not had English as their primary language of instruction
  • Candidate Video (optional)

Please review our application materials page and review our frequently asked questions for more information on required documents.


Please use the following instructions to apply for the Master of Science in Analytics program:

  1. Request more information about the program
  2. Complete all aspects of the online application (open from September 1—January 15)
  3. Upload your unofficial GRE/GMAT test scores to your online application by downloading from your ETS or GMAT account.
  4. Upload unofficial TOEFL/IELTS scores if you are an international applicant where English was not your primary language of instruction during undergraduate or graduate study.
  5. Pay the $75 application fee. This may be done by credit card through the application payment system or by check drawn on a U.S. bank account and made payable to Northwestern University.


Our deadline to be considered for Fall 2018 admission has now passed. The regular decision deadline was January 15, 2018, with a priority scholarship deadline of December 1, 2017 . We do not evaluate applications on a rolling basis and our deadlines are consistent across all candidates. We do not have seperated deadlines for international candidates.


Supplementary materials can be uploaded to the online application system. They may also be emailed to analytics@northwestern.edu.

Questions on How to Apply

If you have any questions concerning our application requirements or process, please visit our frequently asked questions page.

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