International Applicants

The UNH Master of Science in Analytics and Graduate Certificate in Analytics welcome applicants from around the world to apply for admission. Applications from non-U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S. should be submitted as early as possible to ensure sufficient review time for admission and visa clearance prior to the program start date in May. VISA clearance could take as long as 3 months. Supporting material like TOEFL can arrive after your application. 

All international applicants must meet the admissions criteria.  Both programs begin in May, at this time we only have a summer start.


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

Classes have begun and the application process has closed for this cohort. Please contact with any questions.


Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis.
Priority Consideration begins in October. 
International applicants should allow 3-6 months prior to April 30 Deadline.
Program start date is in May 2019.

Apply Early

International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure visa and other necessary paperwork are received in a timely manner. Applying by November assures time for VISA and other processing.  Begin your application here.
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.  Visa applications can take up to 3 months for processing.

Required Scores

TOEFL is required for international students whose primary language is not English. The minimum score requirements for the TOEFL are:

TOEFL (Paper Based): 550
TOEFL (Internet Based): 80
TOEFL (Computer Based): 213
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.

The GMAT and GRE are not required. Learn more here.


To protect yourself from wasting time and money applying to a program at the University which cannot receive you -- because we do not offer the course you desire, because the enrollment is already full, because deadline for applications has passed, or because your academic preparation, financial resources or other qualifications are not suitable for the program of study you have indicated -- we require all prospective international students, living outside of the United States, to submit the UNH Graduate School Preapplication form. If you are currently living in the United States (on a H1B visa, etc.), then you do not have to submit a Preapplication.
Read more on the Graduate School Pre-Application webpage.

Apply Here

Financial Declaration

Once students are admitted to UNH, they will be required to submit the "International Applicant Financial Declaration form," which must be completed whether or not funds have been requested from the University. Do not send the financial form, statements or passport copies with your application materials. If admitted, the Office of International Students and Scholars will provide the information and forms necessary to obtain a student visa.

Tuition and Financial Assistance 

To view tuition for Graduate Analytics & Data Science programs, please visit the Tuition and Fees page here

Our program offers no funding at this time. Especially in comparison with other Graduate Analytics programs, our programs are an exceptional value. 

One scholarship currently exists for enrolled students, which is in the health specialization cluster,  and is awarded during the 2nd semester. On-campus 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.

Stem Approved

The Masters of Science in Analytics program is on the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) list of approved majors. You will find it on the STEM-Designated Degree Program List. The STEM extension rule extends your stay for another 12 months. OPT allows F-1 students to obtain employment in areas related to their academic major and degree level.  Twelve months of OPT is available at each degree level. If you get hired by certain companies, you can stay for another 24 months. Learn more on the OPT here.

VISA and International-related Questions

The OISS provides immigration advising  and support. This office supports applicants and students by assisting with the application, Visa and admissions process,  providing resources,  ESL Institute, transferring logistics to UNH, and  the Estimate of Annual Expenses. OISS will helps students discover opportunities at UNH to immerse in American culture and share traditions with others from the U.S. and from around the globe. 

Contact them at or 603.862.1288.


Estimate of Annual Expenses


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.
Arrive Early

New international students should visit the website of the Office of International Students and Scholars to obtain information on new student orientations and other information important to new international students. Please plan on arriving prior to the beginning of the program start date in order to participate in International Student Orientation, get moved in and familiar with the UNH campus.

Housing Opportunities

On-campus: Please contact the Housing Department to inquire about Babcock Hall and Forest Park - the two on-campus housing options available to graduate students.  Here is a link to their contact information.  Their office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time).


   University of New Hampshire Off-Campus Housing List.

   Durham Housing Authority:

   Facebook Groups, such as the Class of 2016 (Links to an external site.) group page, where students list their sublets.

OISS (UNH Office of International Students & Scholars) lists offers suggestions for housing: