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MS in Business Analytics Admission & Fees

Move Forward on Your Business Analytics Journey

Demonstrate your potential to become an effective business analytics professional. We look for the following qualifications in our MS in Business Analytics candidates:

  • Strong technical, quantitative, or analytical abilities as established in professional or academic environments
  • Proven performance in undergraduate coursework in business, mathematics/statistics, actuarial science, economics, engineering, computer science or related fields
  • Basic computer programming skills and comfort learning new software
  • Demonstrated aptitude in dealing with ambiguity and a creative approach to problem solving
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • One year or more of professional work and/or internship experience preferred
Our goal is to make the application process as simple as possible. If you have any questions or would like materials mailed to you, please contact us for assistance.

Application Checklist

To complete your online application, you’ll need:
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To apply to the MS in Business Analytics program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution (or the international equivalent). We need original transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, sent directly from the school. The only exception is for advanced placement courses and study abroad transfer credits - we don’t need transcripts for those.

Send via email: If your institution offers electronic transcripts, ask them to email your transcript(s) to gradadmissions@stthomas.edu.

Send via mail: Paper transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and signed by the appropriate university official. Send to:

University of St. Thomas
Graduate Records - Admissions
1000 LaSalle Ave., Box 5
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005

International degree applicants: Please see the transcript requirements in the international checklist below.

As part of your online application, you will provide the name and email address of an individual who can provide a recommendation. Recommenders can be employers, co-workers or anyone who can speak to your professional abilities and fit for a business analytics program.

Your recommenders will receive an email from us with instructions for submitting their letter using our Recommendation Form, which will cover:

  • Their relationship to you and how long they’ve known you
  • Their impression of your ability to succeed in a graduate business program
  • Your outstanding characteristics, and areas where you need to grow or develop
  • Your present impact on your organization or business
  • How graduate study would influence your professional growth

If you are an international student wanting to apply to the MS in Business Analytics program, you must complete the standard application checklist:

  • Submit an online application
  • Have a phone interview with our admissions team

You also need to meet these international requirements:

English Proficiency Tests

If English is not your native language, you must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo. If you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand, you are exempt from taking an English proficiency test.

Minimum score requirements:

  • IELTS: minimum overall band score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 on each of the four sections. 
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): minimum total score of 90, with a minimum score of 20 on each of the four sections. To submit your test score, you’ll need our institutional code: 6110. Official score reports (not photocopies) are required. Please keep in mind that scores may take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive in our office.
  • Duolingo: minimum score of 110

International Transcript Evaluation

To apply to the MS in Business Analytics program, you must have at least the international equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution. If you completed your undergraduate or graduate work at a college or university outside of the United States, you must complete a transcript evaluation. There are two ways to complete this evaluation (choose one):

  1. Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and World Education Services (WES) are independent transcript evaluation services that St. Thomas accepts for international transcript evaluation. If you choose to have ECE or WES do your evaluation, you will receive a copy of the evaluation. To use ECE or WES, visit either site and choose the “Start Your Evaluation” option. For ECE, you will choose "Course-by-Course" evaluation and for WES, you will choose "WES ICAP" evaluation.
  2. If you already have a transcript evaluation, or would prefer to use a service other than ECE or WES, email the admissions office or call (651) 962-8800. We first need to ensure that the evaluation service you use is accepted by our university.

* International students: The M.S. in Business Analytics is a STEM-designated and approved master's degree program.

Application Deadlines

New students may begin in the fall, spring or summer terms. With our rolling admissions process, applications are welcomed before or after the priority deadline and reviewed once the file is complete. Those who meet the priority deadline will have earlier access to course registration.

Fall Term

Priority deadline: May 1st

Rolling admissions through August

Spring Term

Priority deadline: November 1st

Rolling admissions through January

Summer Term

Priority deadline: April 1st

Rolling admissions through May

Tuition & Fees

$39,120 total program tuition cost at current rates
MS in Business Analytics: 30 credits

Tuition per credit $1,304.00
Technology Fee per term $60.00 - $120.00
Health Fee per term $30 - $60
Materials per course $100-200
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Financial Aid

Financial aid is any resource that assists you in paying your tuition and fees. If you’re seeking aid, here are some great places to start:

  • Ask your employer about tuition reimbursement benefit policies
  • Explore private or governmental grants and scholarships
  • Look into student loans provided by state and Federal government, or private lenders

Support for Veterans

If you’re a military veteran, we’ll waive your application fee. You can also defer your acceptance and any scholarships for one year, if your plans are delayed by your service. In addition, we provide unlimited Yellow Ribbon awards.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

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