Admissions Requirements for MS in Data Science and MBA/MS in Data Science Dual Degree

  • Official transcript(s) from the degree-conferring undergraduate (and graduate if applicable) institution you attended, preferably but not necessarily accredited by an accreditor endorsed by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
    • Applicants with unaccredited Bachelor's Degrees can be considered for admission on a case by case basis.
    • Transcripted studies should reflect adequate preparation for study in the relevant graduate program.
    • How to Request a Transcript: View FAQs about requesting a transcript from your previous school.
  • Current resume
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred with particular importance placed on the last two years of the undergraduate record.  Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will be considered on a case by case basis.  Those below 3.0 must submit a GPA letter that explains why the GPA was lower, evidence of likely GPA improvement.  A graduate GPA over 3.0 can also satisfy the minimum GPA requirement.

International Students

  • International applicants from non-English-speaking countries must provide a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based test), 550 (written test), or 213 (computer-based test) taken within 2 years of the desired term of entry. The institutional code for Eastern University is 2220. For more information visit As an alternative, scores for the Duolingo English Test are also accepted.
  • Eastern University requires a course-by-course evaluation completed for any international college courses taken. We accept evaluations from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization. Find a list of NACES members.
  • You can also submit an Evaluation Request Form through SpanTran to evaluate your credentials at a discounted rate.
  • Please see the Prospective International Students' First Stop website for information on additional admissions requirements.
  • Note: Where student preparation for the graduate program is in question, Eastern University reserves the right to admit students on a provisional basis or to deny admissions to the program.

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“I love how the Data Science program allows you to work at your own pace. With three kids and a full-time job, this has helped me balance my already busy schedule with school. The professors have been very responsive to questions and helpful in understanding exam questions.”

Marie Valadez, Current Student