Data Science
2017 Programs, Requirements and Deadlines


Degrees and Fields of Study

  • Data Science
  • Data Science
  • Data Science

Note: The field of study descriptions may not exactly match the actual program name on the degree that is conferred. Please refer to the GSAS Bulletin section Degree and Certificate Programs as Registered by the New York State Education Department for the actual program name and degree conferred.

Application Deadlines

Ph.D. Applications

  • January 4, fall only admission

M.S. Applications

  • February 4, fall only admission

Non-degree Applications

  • August 1: Fall
  • November 1: Spring

All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. eastern time on the deadline date. If an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal U.S. holiday, then the next business day will be the deadline date.

Program-Specific Application Requirements for Data Science

All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit a complete application for admission. A complete application includes the online application, academic transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, a résumé or curriculum vitae, a Statement of Academic Purpose, and the application fee. Please refer to the Instructions section of the online application for full details. In addition, the department specifically requires the following:

GRE and TOEFL or IELTS: Applicants may choose to submit either the GMAT or the GRE general test. Send official GRE test scores to GSAS using school code 2596, or send official GMAT test scores to GSAS using school code 5TF-5G-76. GRE subject tests are not required. Either the TOEFL or the IELTS is required of all applicants who are not native English speakers or who do not have a bachelor's or master's degree from an institution where the language of instruction is English. See test score requirements.

Statement of Academic Purpose: In a concisely written statement, please describe your past and present work as it relates to your intended field of study, your educational objectives, and your career goals. In addition, please include your intellectual and professional reasons for choosing your field of study and why your studies/research can best be done at the Graduate School of Arts and Science at NYU. The statement should not exceed two double-spaced pages.

Writing Sample: Not required.

Non-degree Applicants: Non-degree applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or applicants who hold a current H1-B visa, must use the online application to apply. Other non-degree applicants must submit a paper non-degree application. Refer to Application Policies in the Application Resource Center for more information. As part of the application, all applicants must provide a final and official academic transcript showing proof that the bachelor’s degree or equivalent was conferred, including all courses with grades received. The TOEFL is required of applicants who are not native English speakers (see test score requirements). The GRE, letters of recommendation, and résumé are also required. The statement of academic purpose should explain why you want to attend the program as a non-degree student and describe the courses you plan on taking.

The Graduate School of Arts and Science reserves the right to change this information at any time. This document supersedes all previous versions.

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Updated on 09/23/2016