Data Science and Analytics - Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
To be considered for admission, all applicants to the MS Data Science Analytics program must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college with an average of B or better (a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale). 

All applicants must also demonstrate an academic background with relevant undergraduate courses in:

  • Statistics
  • Matrix methods
  • Basic calculus
  • Introductory computer programming

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Application Materials Checklist
To apply submit the following materials to the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Graduate Admissions Office, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502:

*The application fee is waived for military veterans, active-duty military, reserve and guard members, and their spouses and dependents; SUNY Poly alumni; current SUNY Poly matriculated students, as well as former EOP, and CSTEP students.

Official Transcripts - mail to SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Graduate Admissions Office, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502, or official electronic transcripts can be sent to

Important note: Foreign transcripts and documents must be professionally translated in English and evaluated. Applicants must use a service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. We require a course-by-course evaluation with GPA calculated.

For admissions questions/information contact:
Alicia Foster, Director of Graduate Admissions
(315) 792-7347 |

For academic questions/information contact:
William Thistleton, PhD
Associate Professor & MS DSA Program Coordinator
(315) 792-7508 |

International admissions questions/information contact:
Willjavian Dawson, International Admissions Counselor
(315) 792-7219 |


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