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Masters of Science in Business Analytics

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Application Dates & Deadlines

The following deadlines and notification dates apply to all Fall 2019* MS Business Analytics applicants:

  • Application Opens – October 1, 2018
  • Round 1 – November 25, 2018 (notification by December 21, 2018)
  • Round 2 – January 20, 2019 (notification by February 15, 2019) (Priority Housing Deadline)
  • Round 3 – February 17, 2019 (notification by March 15, 2019)
  • Round 4 – March 17, 2019 (notification by April 12, 2019)
  • Round 5 – April 15, 2019 (notification by May 10, 2019)  (International Applicant Deadline**)
  • Round 6 – May 15, 2019 (notification by June 15, 2019) (US Citizens and Permanent Residents Deadline)
*Admitted students will begin classes on August 26th, 2019.
**No international student applications will be accepted after this date, due to immigration requirements and timelines.
You can only apply once per academic year.

Admission decisions are based on consideration of the applicant's previous academic record, resume, letters of recommendation, responses to an essay question and an interview (if requested by the admission committee). Spaces are limited and we start reviewing your application as soon as your application is complete. We strongly encourage you to submit your application early.

To Qualify for Admission to the Program:

Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a 4-year U.S. bachelor's degree with a competitive GPA. Please see here for degree requirements by country.

Work Experience:

A few years of work experience is preferred, but not required.

Test Scores:

GMAT or GRE scores are required.

  • Test taken within the last five years
  • We do not have a minimum requirement for GMAT/GRE.
  • GMAT sent directly to USC by the GMAT testing service using the Marshall MBA school code - 389-9C-23
  • GRE sent directly to USC by the Educational Testing Service using USC school code: 4852

International students MUST submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores meeting the following requirements, unless meeting the restrictions found here:

  • Test taken within the last two years of the start of the school semester
  • TOEFL: 100+ overall, 20+ band score
  • TOEFL sent directly to USC by the Educational Testing Service using USC school code 4852
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, 6+ band score
  • IELTS choose USC from the list of institutions.
  • PTE sent directly to USC by the GMAT testing service using the Marshall MBA school code - 389-9C-23