Loyola University Maryland

Data Science

Data Science Admission

Prerequisites

The Data Science program is open to students from all undergraduate majors.

A student is expected to have had a college-level introductory statistics course. Students without an appropriate statistics background may satisfy the pre-requisite by taking ST210 – Introduction to Statistics (undergraduate), or DS510 – Applied Business Statistics, or an approved introductory statistics course at another institution. Students with an appropriate computer science background or programming experience may have the first computer science course in the program, CS 701: Introduction to Programming, waived.

A mathematics bootcamp prior to the start of the program may be required for students without sufficient mathematics background as determined by the program directors.

To learn more please contact the office of graduate admissions at graduate@loyola.edu.  

Application Deadlines

 Start Term Deadline 
 Fall Semester             May 15              
 Spring Semester December 1 

At the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed after the deadline on a space-available basis. 

Application Form 

*International applicants are eligible to complete this program fully online outside of the United States. Please note: a Form I-20 cannot be issued for this program.

Supplemental Materials

  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions attended.  The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.
  • Applicants who hold degrees from non-U.S. institutions must submit a course-by-course translation and evaluation of their academic transcripts.  Loyola accepts evaluations from any member of NACES.  (www.naces.org)
  • Essay:  Describe how Loyola's graduate program in Data Science will help you fulfill your academic/professional goals.
  • One professional/academic letter of recommendation (optional)
  • Professional resume (optional)
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores are required if the student's native language is not English. Loyola's ETS code is 5370. Loyola requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or a 7 in all areas for the IELTS. Test scores must be from tests administered within two years of the application deadline. 

Please have your college(s) send your transcript(s) by mail or email to one of the addresses below.

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
 
Or emailed to graduate@loyola.edu

If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (410) 617-5020 or email at graduate@loyola.edu.

Additional Application Information

It is the policy of departmental admission committees to give promising applicants the opportunity to undertake graduate work. A careful examination of an applicant's academic and professional qualifications precedes every admission decision. The committees look for previous academic achievement by considering an applicant's undergraduate and graduate records. Work experience is assessed through the presentation of a resume or vitae and professional references.

Applicants accepted for graduate study will be advised in writing. At the time of admission, individuals will be informed of any courses for which they have qualified for advanced standing and/or additional courses or prerequisites requiring completion before commencing their graduate studies. A program advisor who assists in planning a program of study will be assigned, and students are responsible for discussing any special needs they may have with their advisor.

Non-Discrimination

Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to admission or employment. The designated compliance officer to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as Amended, is Kathleen Parnell, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, 5000 York Rd., Rm. 204, 410-617-2354, kmparnell@loyola.edu. The coordinator to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is Katsura Kurita, Assistant Vice President for Student Development, 110 Jenkins Hall, 410-617-5646 (direct), kkurita@loyola.edu. Loyola University is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant, alien students. This publication does not constitute an express or implied contract. Loyola reserves the right to amend or rescind this publication at any time.

Title IX

For information about the Title IX Grievance Process, see the Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures for Students and for Employees.

To report any Sexual Harassment or any form of sexual misconduct or related behaviors, please contact any of the Title IX Coordinators.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at graduate@loyola.edu or 410-617-5020.

Hannah Mannering
Students

Hannah

The CPAMS Scholars program has allowed Hannah to build connections with her peers and teachers who span all STEM fields

Computer Science, Data Science