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Master of Science in Data Science Admission

General Requirements for Program Admission

To be considered for MSDS admission, applicants must submit

  • Completed online application to the School of Graduate Studies
  • Transcripts -For admission purposes, Graduate Enrollment Services requires Official transcripts from the College and/or institution you received your undergraduate degree award. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to, which is the preferred method. If you graduated from Clayton State University, you do not need to request a copy of your degree award transcript.

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.5 GPA of undergraduate study from an accredited college or university.

  • Essay of Purpose and graduate school interest,
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation,
  • For applicants with an undergraduate GPA between 2.50 and 2.69, a GRE score of 296 or higher is required.
  • International students whose native language is not English are required to submit English Language Proficiency through one of the following options: TOEFL (minimum score of 78 total on the internet-based TOEFL), IELTS (minimum score of 6 total), Duolingo English Test (Minimum score of 100), or successful completion of an approved University System of Georgia (USG) intensive ESL program. 
  • If an applicant has completed any coursework, degree, or degrees from institutions outside of the United States, he or she must utilize a credential evaluation service. The School of Graduate Studies accepts an official course-by-course evaluation with a GPA that is prepared by either Josef Silney and Associates or World Education Services.