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More details on New College of Florida's Masters in Data Science program.

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These are required, at minimum:

  1. Documentation of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0, or documentation of a bachelor’s degree and record of successful achievement at an accredited college or university that uses narrative evaluations rather than grades.
  2. Successful completion of a course in Linear Algebra; and
  3. Successful completion of a course in programming, or proof of programming proficiency.

Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The process is selective, and will include consideration of the following:

  1. Graduate Application for the Master’s in Science in Data Science program
  2. Recent employment and/or academic experience (including fellowships, internships, research positions)
  3. Academic record (all post-secondary transcripts), with documentation of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university (or the foreign equivalent, as determined by a NACES-member transcript evaluation service)
  4. Letters of recommendation
  5. GRE, GRE Subject, or GMAT scores (if provided)
  6. Students with academic records from non-U.S. colleges or universities should arrange for professional evaluation (course-by-course with grade and credit equivalents, and grade point average), and translation, if necessary, of their transcripts by a NACES-member service.
  7. Students who are not U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Resident Aliens, and whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English proficiency. Typically, recent scores (within the past two years) will be required, as follows:
    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): score of 83 or better on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS): score of 6.5 or better; or
    2. Recent records (e.g., of the past two years) of successful academic or TOEFL IbT, or
    3. 560 on the Paper-Based TOEFL; or professional work in a setting where English is the primary language in use may be considered as a substitute for the testing requirement.

No, but you are welcome to submit these for consideration if you so wish.

The program requires 36 credit hours, on this schedule for all students in the program:

  • Year One, first semester — Four courses, three credit hours each = 12 credit hours
  • Year One, second semester — Four courses, three credit hours each = 12 credit hours
  • Year Two, third semester — Three courses, three credit hours each = 9 credit hours
  • Year Two, fourth semester — One course (paid internship) = 3 credit hours

Yes, if you seek to enroll on the F-1 visa, please take any possible international mail delays into consideration, and plan ahead to ensure we receive all of your materials by May 1 for review. If we are able to consider materials after May 1, please include your financial statement and ensure we receive all application file materials no later than July 1.

For a full breakdown of tuition and fees for the graduate program, click here.

Yes – if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, or other eligible noncitizen, please use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov.

Federal financial aid for graduate students at New College may be available only in the form of the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Unsubsidized and Direct PLUS Loans).

The 2017-2018 FAFSA (for the 2017-2018 academic year) is available.

The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid Purposes can be found here.

Most of the application process is conducted online:

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Materials to be mailed should be sent to:

Master in Data Science Program
c/o Nikita Bagley
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road HNS E159
Sarasota FL 34243-2197

New College of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s in Data Science degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of New College of Florida.