Loyola University Maryland

Data Science

Data Science Admission


A student is expected to have had an introductory statistics course, have mathematical maturity (defined to be Calculus I and an additional university-level mathematics course), and have had an introduction to computer science/programming. 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 without or with little programming experience must take Loyola’s CS151 - Computer Science I to satisfy the programming prerequisite. Applicants with programming experience, but lacking in Python specific knowledge may be best served by taking an online programming course such as Code Academy’s Python Course.

To learn more and register for prerequisites please contact the office of graduate admissions at graduate@loyola.edu.  

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester - May 15 (rolling thereafter) 

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

*International applicants requiring F-1 Student Visa Status are not eligible to apply for this program. 

Application Form 

Supplemental Materials

  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved evaluation service (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. 

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.