Important Information for Spring 2021

In consideration of the health and welfare of our students, faculty, and staff, we have made the decision to hold all Winter 2020 and Spring 2021 off-campus graduate business analytics courses fully online.

Applying to Tippie's Business Analytics programs

Application requirements, fees, and instructions for the master's degree and certificate programs are a little different. In both cases, a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country, is required.

Because our programs are classified as part-time, the university cannot sponsor international students for F-1 student visas or J-1 visas. Documents for I-20 or DS-2019 will not be provided.

 

Video: Iowa's Business Analytics Programs

Part-time master's and certificate

In this video, we dive deep into our master's and certificate programs in the high-demand area of business analytics—including how our programs are designed to help you balance work, family, and school.

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Minimum requirements

You need to meet these two criteria to be considered for admission:

  • Completed bachelor's degree or higher (3-year degrees will be considered only with an additional 2-year master's level degree)
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 (certificate) or 3.0* (master's)
  • United States citizenship or permanent residence, or a non-citizen with a valid visa and legal status to be in the U.S.

See below for a full list of what's needed to apply.

Application dates and deadlines

Deadlines are the same for both the certificate and the master's.

Spring 2021

Classes start: Late January 2021

Priority deadline: October 15, 2020

Final deadline: January 1, 2021

Summer 2021

Classes start: May 2021

Priority deadline: February 15, 2021

Final deadline: May 1, 2021

Fall 2021

Classes start: August 2021

Priority deadline: March 15, 2021

Final deadline: August 1, 2021

Notification of admission decisions will begin on August 1 for spring term, January 1 for summer term, and February 1 for fall term.

Application checklist

Master of science

Minimum GPA
3.0 or foreign equivalent (see exceptions)
Tests
TOEFL/IELTS scores for international applicants without a U.S. degree and whose first language is not English. Minimum TOEFL scores are 100 iBT and 600 PBT, and 7.0 IELTS with no sub-score below 6.0.  GRE/GMAT is not required but will be accepted.
What you'll need to apply
  • Unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts will be needed if admitted)
  • Current resume
  • Statement of purpose (one page)
  • Contact information for 2 recommenders (should be supervisors, instructors, or similar). You'll enter their contact information on your application and they will receive an email with a quick online survey. Please note: Recommendations must be received within 1 week of the application deadline.

Application fee
$60 for domestic applicants, $100 for international applicants

How to apply

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Certificate

Minimum GPA
2.5 or foreign equivalent
Tests
TOEFL/IELTS scores for international applicants without a U.S. degree and whose first language is not English. Minimum TOEFL scores are 100 iBT and 600 PBT, and 7.0 IELTS with no sub-score below 6.0.  GRE/GMAT is not required but will be accepted.
What you'll need to apply
  • Unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts will be required if admitted)
  • Current resume
  • Statement of purpose (one page)
Application fee
There is no fee to apply. If you are admitted, a $40 application fee will be added to your first semester's tuition.
 
How to apply

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GPA requirement exceptions

If your undergrad GPA is below the 3.0 minimum for the master's, apply to the certificate program instead. After you have completed 12 credit hours (4 classes), the university lets you use the grades earned in your Business Analytics certificate courses to meet the GPA requirement for the master's program.

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