Frequently Asked Questions for MS Business Analytics (STEM) students are presented here:

Is the MS Business Analytics program a full-time program?

The MS in Business Analytics program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. It is up to the student to decide how many credit hours they choose to enroll in each semester.

Do I have to complete an internship to graduate from the programs?

The course will require a capstone class that will give students hands-on experience by making them work on a business-defined problem that focuses on data management and/or analytics

What are the courses a student will generally undertake in the program?

The MS in Business Analytics programs requires 36 semester credit hours. To see a complete course list visit the curriculum page.

Are there any prerequisites for the MS in Business Analytics program?

No. Although familiarity with certain open-source programming languages can potentially help coursework and improve academic performance, it is not required for admission. Admission decisions are made with such an assessment that the faculty believes the prospective student will be able to successfully complete all coursework without major academic challenge that cannot be overcome. If you are admitted (good for you!), there is no prerequisite that you need to worry about prior to starting your first semester. That said, it’s not a bad idea to self-acquire or solidify certain open-source programming and/or quantitative skills, such as R, Python, and probability theory.

What are your admission requirements?

Admission decisions will be based on a completed application, a résumé, a goal statement, official transcripts, appropriate standardized test scores such as the GRE or GMAT and three letters of recommendation.

Where do I submit GRE or GMAT scores? Do I have to take these tests?

Applicants are encouraged to submit GRE or GMAT scores from test taken within the last five years. The test scores must be reported directly to the C.T. Bauer College by the testing service.

GMAT or GRE waivers are available for qualified applicants who can provide proof of a high level of quantitative knowledge and analytical skills or can demonstrate several years of highly relevant professional/industrial experience.

The University of Houston Graduate School is pleased to offer a GRE/GMAT Waiver program for UH main campus undergraduate students. To qualify, students must have graduated from the University of Houston main campus within 3 years preceding the term for which they are applying. Students must also meet the minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.6. Applicants should note that this offer only waives the submission of GMAT or GRE scores from the application process but does not guarantee admission to the MS Business Analytics program.

Once admitted, am I automatically considered for scholarships and assistantships or do I apply for those separately?

Students that meet the requirements are eligible for University of Houston scholarships. The Bauer College of Business also offers scholarships for both domestic and international students. A single application is used for all Bauer College scholarships, which can be found at www.bauer.uh.edu/invest/scholarships. You can apply at any time. There is no deadline, but the earlier you apply, the more scholarships there are available for which you may be considered.

All aid programs funded by federal and state government agencies, sponsoring individuals, or the College may be changed or eliminated at any time. All financial aid programs and awards are subject to the rules and regulations of the federal and state agencies, the University's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA), and the Law Center.

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How can I determine the tuition I will pay for the program?

Below are estimated costs for the MS Business Analytics program, remember program costs will vary depending on the number of hours undertaken and the students’ status. These costs are subject to change without prior notice:

  • Resident tuition and fees - $35,900
  • Non-Resident tuition and fees - $54,200
  • International Student (w/ resident tuition) - $43,500
  • International Student - $61,800
What are the application deadlines?

The MS in Business Analytics program is admitting students for upcoming Fall and Spring semesters:

Fall 2024

Early Scholarship Deadline
Priority Scholarship & International Application Deadline
Final Domestic Application Deadline
Is work experience a requirement for being admitted to the MS in Business Analytics program?

There is no minimum work experience required for the MS in Business Analytics program.

Is it possible to receive financial aid?

Financial aid is available to US citizens, US nationals and U.S. permanent residents through the federal government. To learn more about Financial Aid visit the cost page.