Are you interested in our master’s degree in data science? Then it’s time to apply!
Review the dates and deadlines, admissions requirements, and instructions. Then complete the online application.
Dates and Deadlines
Application and materials are due on the specified dates by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
All of your application materials need to be received two weeks prior to the start of the semester you wish to begin. Our semester start dates can be found in Ball State’s academic calendar.
An application and all required materials must be received by the application deadline. Receipt of applications for admission and required materials after the deadline does not guarantee review. International applicants must adhere to the requirements and deadlines outlined by International Admissions.
Before You Begin...
Ball State is authorized to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, certain states have regulations regarding licensing programs in nursing and education.
If you are an international student – someone who has or plans to acquire a visa to study in the U.S. – our International Admissions staff will help you through the admissions process and your unique requirements.
If you are a current, admitted Ball State student but have not taken classes for more than a year or if you received a "Re-Admit" error when attempting to register for classes, you need to select the:
“Re-enroll (previous Ball State graduate students only)” option under “Academic Intent” in the application.
Do not choose the Re-enroll Applicant Type if you are any of the following:
- a first-time applicant to a Ball State graduate program
- applying for a new or different program or certificate than one in which you are already enrolled
- previously applied for a program but never attended any classes
1. Review admission requirements
You need to meet the admission requirements of the Ball State University Graduate School.
You need to have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.
You need to have earned a minimum of a 2.75 GPA from the undergraduate degree-granting institution.
Our program does not require to you take the GRE.
Optional application materials
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Statement of Interest Letter (include relevant background not shown through transcripts such as non-credit coursework, projects and/or work experience related to data science, data analytics, computer science, statistics, mathematics, or related fields)
Your Advisor is Here to Help
If you have any questions about the application process, contact:
2. Prepare your transcripts
We understand that tracking down transcripts can be a bit of a challenge, so we’re hoping to make it a little smoother for our adult learners.
If you are ready to apply now, you can send unofficial transcripts of your undergraduate degree-granting institute to begin your application. Do know that your official transcripts will be required shortly after to be fully admitted into the Ball State University Graduate School.
Complete our online application.
Applications are $60 per program.
You can pay your application fee (nonrefundable) with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Or you may pay online with an electronic check from a U.S. bank.
You do not have to pay the application fee if you are a:
- McNair Scholar
- Ball State student currently enrolled in classes or alumni
- current Ball State employee (full-time, benefits-eligible)
- veteran or active-duty military
- guest student seeking credits to transfer to another institution
- prospective student who attended a Ball State graduate program information session
If you are in one of these categories, make sure to select the fee waiver option in the application. When selecting "I attended an informational session" option in the fee waiver section of the application, list the information session title and date.
After You Apply
Log in to your application status portal below to submit additional materials, check your application status, and confirm your enrollment.
Check Application Status
If you need additional assistance, please feel free to email our graduate admissions staff, who are here to help you through this process.