Admissions

May 2017 - May 2018 M.S. Cohort     spa     May 2018 - May 2019 M.S. Cohort

At this time, applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Completion of applications is strongly encouraged as the program is nearing capacity. Classes begin on May 22, 2017.

 

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, with a deadline of January 31, 2018. Classes begin in May 2018, and the program runs mid-May 2018 through Mid-May 2019.

Admissions Requirements  

Applications  for the Master in Science in Analytics and Graduate Certificate in Analytics are accepted on a rolling basis, with an encouraged deadline date of January 31, 2017.  After this date, applications will be considered on a case by case basis.  Our M.S. and G.C.A. programs begin on Monday, May 22, 2017. Our  programs are very competitive and will fill quickly, therefore it is suggested that applicants do not delay in applying. 

Master of Science in Analytics

  • Bachelor degree as verified by official transcripts with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited undergraduate/graduate degree institution(s)

  • At least one statistics course for credit

  • Three letters of recommendation.* 

  • Completed UNH Graduate School Master Degree Application

  • Current CV or resume

  • Completion of the three essay questions (click here to view a pdf of the essay questions)

  • An interview with an analytics program faculty member

*References should come from professional associations, such as current, recent employers, colleagues (who have witnessed your work efforts), academic instructors (faculty, directors, program coordinators, etc.) or Board/Volunteer work.

Applicants are responsible for submitting the online application, and any supporting materials, directly to the UNH Graduate School office in Thompson Hall. Applicants are also responsible for monitoring the status of their application to make sure it is complete. All application materials become the property of the University of New Hampshire and will not be returned, duplicated or forwarded to a third party at any time.

Graduate Certificate in Analytics

Requirements are the same for the Graduate Certificate in Analytics (GCA) program as it is for MS in Analytics students with these two exceptions:

  • GCA applicants only need to submit two recommendations.

  • GCA applicants do not need an interview.

Tuition Costs and Financial Assistance 

To view tuition for all programs, please visit the UNH Business Services page here

Currently, our program offers no funding. Especially in comparison with other Graduate Analytics programs, our programs are an exceptional value. 

At this time, there is one scholarship for existing students which is in the health specialization cluster, and is awarded during the 2nd semester.  Learn more about this scholarship here.

Domestic students can work with the UNH Financial Aid Office to determine sources of loan assistance. Job opportunities for existing students may be found on the Wildcat Careers website

Funding for international students is limited at UNH. The Office of International Students & Scholars is a great resource for international students. This office supports applicants/students by assisting with the Estimate of Annual Expenses.

Helpful Skills

Quantitative Skills
For admission to the programs, there is no requirement of the knowledge of statistical terms, although in order for students to feel confident in the quantitative courses, the following recommendations should be considered:

  • Know the difference between the terms like probability, inferential statistics, and predictive modeling
  • Have an understanding of continuous distributions like normal and uniform, standard errors, statistical significance, and confidence intervals
MS Office Skills
A student should be quite comfortable using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to complete course assignments including papers, presentations, and exercises. If you are not comfortable with using these software packages, then it is strongly suggested that you take workshops and/or tutorials to become adept at using these software packages.

Begin your application process here.

In-state Residency

New Hampshire residents wishing to claim in-state residency must submit a residency form with their application materials. Until in-state status is proven, applicants will be considered as out of state residents. For more information see the graduate school residency policy. Note: If you live in New England, you may be eligible for the New England Regional (NER) tuition discount program.

Social Security Numbers

The University of New Hampshire is requesting your Social Security number (SSN) to comply with federal and state reporting requirements regarding students attending the institution. You must provide your SSN if you are applying for financial aid. The institution is required by the Internal Revenue Code and other federal laws to report names and SSN's of students who receive financial aid. The institution will not disclose an applicant's SSN to anyone outside the institution except as mandated by law or institutional policy.

Tracking your application status

After you complete and submit your online application you will be provided with your UNH ID, a nine digit number that begins with the number 9. Within one business day of being given that UNH ID you can then use it to activate your MyUNH/Blackboard account (if you have not done so already) and track your application status.

View tuition and mandatory Fees here

International Applicants

The UNH Master of Science in Analytics and Graduate Certificate in Analytics welcome international students. All international applicants must meet the admissions criteria. 

International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure visa and other necessary paperwork are received in a timely manner. After acceptance of admission into the program, the new international student will receive an email from the Office of International Students and Scholars office. This email will ask them to complete a form online and upload necessary documents like a passport, proof of financial support and other pertinent information. 
 
Health Insurance for International Students
All international students are required by the University to purchase the UNH Health Plan (SHBP) each year they are on campus as this is a condition of all full time degree students. This is mandatory and cannot be waived. For additional information about health insurance requirements, see the UNH Health Services website. For information on additional international student requirements and documents that may be needed, please consult the Office of International Students and Scholars website.
 

Test Scores for International Students

International students are required to submit TOEFL scores. Read more here.  Demonstration of a sufficient level of English Language proficiency is a prerequisite for admission. Submitted scores that fall below our minimum requirement will be considered unacceptable and grounds for denying admission. Minimum score requirements are as follows:
 
  • TOEFL (Paper Based): 550
  • TOEFL (Computer Based): 213
  • TOEFL (Internet Based): 80
  • TOEIC* (Test of English for International Communication)
  • IELTS* (International English Language Testing System): 6.5
 
*The ITP (if administered at the University of New Hampshire), IELTS and TOEIC may be accepted on a case-by-case basis; please contact the Graduate School directly for more information.