M.S. in Data Science


The master’s in data science program at Elmhurst College welcomes applications from students who hold an undergraduate degree in any major. Please note that a basic course in statistics (with a grade of C or better) and prior coursework in programming are prerequisites to the program.

Applicants must also have at least one year of professional experience that may be waived with directors' approval. And an admission interview with the program directors is required for all applicants.

How to Apply
To apply for admission to the master’s in data science, submit the following to the School for Professional Studies at Elmhurst College:

  • The graduate application for admission. You may apply online, download the application (PDF), request an application by email or call (630) 617-3400 or (800) 697-1871.
  • Official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions you have attended.
  • Recommendations from three persons who can comment on the quality of your communication skills and on your ability to successfully complete graduate study.
  • A 1,000-word statement of purpose, describing the personal and professional goals that you intend to meet by completing a graduate program.
  • Your current résumé.

Additional Requirements for International Students

International students must also submit:

  • Official transcripts, in English, with a course-by-course evaluation of those transcripts by a foreign credentials evaluation agency.
  • Proof of English proficiency, as evidenced by a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the Internet-based test.
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