Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

The program is geared for both new grads and professionals with experience. Our current program contains both populations and we find it offers a very nice mix of sharing experiences and new ideas with other classmates. If you view our Current Students webpage, you'll see an image of our current MS in Analytics class. Our social media can provide a current glimpse into our classrooms. 

Students learn soft business skills such as teamwork, presentation skills, project management, and leadership while working in project teams.

Both the MS in Analytics & Graduate Certificate in Analytics (GCA) begin in May of each year. The MS in Analytics runs for 11 months and the GCA runs for 3 months. Stay tuned as additional programs are developed to meet demand.

Are evening classes available? Please stay tuned as additional programs are being developed to meet demand.

The MS and GCA programs are taught in our program location at 10 Pettee Brook Lane in Durham, NH. Some cluster courses are taught in various buildings on campus such as the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. Online courses are not offered at this time, but stay tuned as we develop programming to meet demand.

Several websites exist that list trending needs for Analysts and salaries. We recommending reviewing these for up to date information. Example sites are Big Data Salary Survey from Data Science, LinkedIn, and Indeed.com. For pay scale information, look at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ or Glassdoor.

There are no other options. Our program is taught in a cohort where subjects cross over to other subjects on a regular basis. One would miss out on too much material if only to register for one of our courses. 

In order to apply for our program, you will need to submit a brand-new application to the program here: www.gradschool.unh.edu/apply.php.

Funding for international students is limited at UNH. Our program offers no funding at this time. There is one scholarship for existing students in the health cluster as of right now. Domestic students can work with the UNH Financial Aid Office to determine sources of loan assistance. 

The Office of International Students & Scholars is a great resource for international students. This office supports applicants/students by assisting with the application and admissions process,  providing resources,  ESL Institute, transferring logistics to UNH,  the Estimate of Annual Expenses, trips, events, and helping international students feel like part of the UNH community.

Find campus visitor parking lots here. There are many buses that run on campus All Campus Connector routes are free, no ID necessary. The Gables route drives through Sage Way Visitor Parking lot and lets off at Holloway Commons (closest stop to our Pettee Brook Lane building). There is a great map on their website.

 

Additionally, there are several pay meters lining the streets on Pettee Brook Lane and Main Street, as well as a town lot adjacent to our building.

For tuition and fees information, for both the M.S. in Analytics and the Graduate Certificate, please this website.

We expect each graduate to have several employment options. The University holds 2 large career fairs where our students make connections and have received interviews. In addition, We offer professional development and career preparation/recruitment. We guide students through preparing resumes, linking with the industry, exploring opportunities, recruiting opportunities, and marketing them on our websites/social media.  Our program is designed to work heavily with industry partners who speak to our class almost on a weekly basis, handing out business cards and making connections. Our corporate partners hope to hire our graduates.Last semester we had 100% hire rate. For more information about our program's post-graduate employment please visit our Graduate Employment Statistics page.

Master of Science in Analytics

Yes, Analytics is on the STEM OPT list of approved majors. You will find it on the STEM-Designated Degree Program List.

There is one scholarship for existing students in the health cluster at this time. It is awared in the second semester of the program. Domestic students can work with the UNH Financial Aid Office to determineother sources of loan assistance. 

Graduate Certificate in Analytics (GCA)

The application requirements differ in that the GCA requires 2 letters of recommendation (instead of 3) and does not require an interview. See complete application requirements on the UNH Graduate School webpage.

The summer courses are DATA 800 Statistics Primer, DATA 801 Foundations of Data Analytics, DATA 802 Analytical Tools and Foundations and DATA 802 Intro to Analytics Applications. See the entire breakdown of courses and subjects here.

Admissions

A statistics course must have been, preferably taken in the past two years, from an accredited institution, with a B+ or higher grade. If your grade is lower, you are welcome to apply.

In some cases an alternative, is to take an online STATs course (no cost alternative). The challenge here is having the discipline to get through the courses alone. 

Note: our program is very competitive.

Contact your previous college/university to request your transcripts be sent directly to us. They will know exactly what to forward to us.

 

If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. However, if you attended GSC, Keene or Plymouth, then you must request and submit original transcripts from those institutions.

 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

 

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

 

Learn more on the Graduate School website.

Applications are submitted to the Graduate School at grad.docs@unh.edu. Please see their webpage for further details. Your former school should directly forward an official transcript to UNH Graduate School. You must submit the request from your former school.

You are welcome to apply, although our programs are very competitive.  

That answer depends on the program and the year. In 2015-16, we accepted 20 students to enroll into the MS in Analytics and 5 for the Graduate Certificate in Analytics (GCA). For 2016-17, we plan to accept 30 students into the MS program and 10 for the GCA.

We accept students from all majors because Analytics is needed in every industry. Please review out “Other helpful Skills” section on this webpage

You can email a copy of your resume to grad.docs@unh.edu. You should include your name and UNH ID number.

Applications are being accepting on a rolling basis, with deadline date set for March 15, 2016. This is a competitive program and could fill prior to the deadline, so it is suggested that applicants do not delay in applying. 

After submitting an online application, you can check its status and view the status of required application materials online through your MyUNH account. You are also encouraged to contact the UNH Graduate School with any questions about your application status. For questions or problems with using your MyUNH account or UNH Email please contact the UNH Service Desk. To check your status:

  • Login to the MyUNH Website using your assigned MyUNH IT ID.
  • Select the "Webcat/Services" tab and in the "UNH - Access Webcat" box, click the continue button.
  • Next select the "Admissions" link from the list and then select the application you want to view under the "Processed Applications" header.
  • It may take up to 1-2 business days before you will be able to view your application online. If you are unable to see your application after that time please contact our office.
  • In addition all applications are verified internally and this process can take up to 2-5 days. Until your application is verified you will have an admit type of "Unprocessed Web Applicant". This status type will be removed once our office has completed the verification of your application.

 

More instructions here.

We require an official transcript for any postsecondary institution that was attended for at least one academic year.

The student should initiate the request for the I-20 by accepting admission to the Analytics program through the Graduate School, and then upload the necessary documents for them to process the I-20.
 
If you have questions, please contact the gradschool.
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