Applying to Tippie's Business Analytics programs

Application requirements, fees, and instructions for the Master's degree and Certificate programs are slightly 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. I-20 or DS-2019 documents will not be provided.

 

Webinar: About Tippie's Business Analytics Programs

Part-time master's and certificate

Check out this video of a recent webinar. We go in depth about 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 deadlines

Deadlines are the same for both the certificate and the master's. All application materials must be received by the application deadline (including completed recommendations) in order to be considered for admission.

  • Spring 2019 session—December 30, 2018
  • Summer 2019 session—April 30, 2019*
  • Fall 2019 session—July 30, 2019

Admission decisions will begin 2-3 weeks prior to the application deadline, and all decisions will be completed 1-2 weeks before the semester of application starts.

*Quad Cities applicants: We will not be accepting applications for Summer 2019 in the Quad Cities location. Please apply for Spring 2019 or Fall 2019.

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)
  • 2 Recommendations (should be supervisors, instructors, or similar).  You will enter their contact information on your application.  Please note: Recommendations must be received by 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)
  • 2 Recommendations (should be supervisors, instructors, or similar). You will enter their contact information on your application.  Please note: Recommendations must be received by the application deadline.
Application fee
$40 for domestic and international applicants.
 
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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