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Analytics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months


The Analytics program at Northwestern University is housed within the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, a top 5 department in the nation, and McCormick School of Engineering. Our full-time, 15-month, professional master's degree immerses students in a comprehensive and applied curriculum exploring the underlying data engineering, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and business of analytics. Supplemented by an internship and industry-supplied projects, graduates will be exceptionally well equipped to harness and communicate the full value of data to the organizations they serve.

Upon graduation, our students will have acquired the necessary skills to:

  • Identify and assess the opportunities, needs, and constraints of data usage within an organizational context.
  • Integrate data engineering and data science to maximize the value of data.
  • Develop and deploy machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions to advance the goals and needs of the client
  • Design innovative and creative data analytics solutions.
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively to a variety of audiences.
  • Lead analytics teams and projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Industry Practicum
  • Everything Starts with Data
  • Introduction to Databases & Information Retrieval
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Introduction to Java & Python Programming
  • Industry Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (see word limit in application)
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate education attempted; minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average on 4.0 scale for undergraduate degree
  • Unofficial GRE or GMAT score report
  • Unofficial TOEFL or IELTS score report for International candidates who will/do not hold a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction
  • Resume or CV (no page limit)
  • Candidate video (optional)
  • Supplementary materials (optional), such as certificates or course descriptions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18744 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    37488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18744 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.
  • In-State

    37488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18744 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.
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  • per quarter*
  • During summer quarter, students fulfill their required internship and will not be billed for tuition.

Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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