International Students

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Students are encouraged to visit the International Student and Scholar Services website. For additional information please visit both the International Students webpage and the International Applicants for the College of Arts and Sciences webpage on the Graduate School website.

Admission Requirements

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  • Online Application & Deadlines

    Please complete the online application by clicking here.

    Fall admission is open to all students: full-time, part-time, international, and domestic. Incoming Fall cohorts are able to complete the program in one calendar year (Fall-Summer) if they remain full-time.

    Spring admission is open only to part-time, domestic students, and spring cohort students will take a minimum of 18 months to complete the program.

    Application Deadlines
    Intended Starting Semester Deadline


    (Part-time students only)

    October 15


    (Open to all students)

    May 15

  • Application Fee

    An $85.00 non-refundable application fee is paid online upon submission of the application.

  • Passport

    You will be asked to provide a copy of your passport.

  • Statement of Purpose

    The statement of purpose is the most important element of your application packet. This letter needs to reflect who you are, your goals and why you would be an asset to the Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program. It is very important to ensure it is grammatically correct and as detailed as possible. The statement of purpose should be no more than two pages in length.

    Please review before you submit. Below is a link to help you get started:

    OWL Statement of Purpose Guidelines

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation must be provided.

  • Official Transcripts

    You must provide official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.

    *Official transcripts in languages other than English must also be submitted with a certified English translation.

  • Diplomas or Certificates

    International students are required to submit a copy of all the diplomas or certificates earned. Each copy must be submitted in their original language with a certified English translation.

  • Bank Statement

    You will be required to provide a copy of your bank statement for the last six months. You may also provide a sponsorship letter indicating your method of funding.

  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

    A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Official TOEFL (or IELTS) Score

    All international students are required to take this exam in order to demonstrate sufficient English competency. The "Test Of English As A Foreign Language (TOEFL)" exam is offered as a paper-based test (PBT) or an internet-based test (IBT). A score of 550 is required for the PBT; a score of 80 is required for the IBT. 

    Students may also take the "International English Language Testing System (IELTS)" exam to demonstrate sufficient competency in English. A score of 6.5 or higher is required. 

    All international students must provide a copy of their results on either exam. 

    International students from countries whose primary language is English are not required to take this exam.

  • Prerequisite Courses

    MTH 224 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics

    CSC 120 - Computer Programming I

    Equivalents to these courses may be accepted. Students without these prerequisites may be admitted and required to take summer prerequisite courses to prepare them for the program.

Document Submission

All documents being sent via a special courier service (UPS, FedEx, etc.) should be sent to the following address:

University of Miami
Master of Science in Data Science
Attn: Lina Lopez
1300 Campo Sano Avenue
Suite 215
Coral Gables, FL 33146