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Who Should Apply


Emory University’s Master of Science in Quantitative Theory and Methods is both an education and career-enhancing STEM-designated graduate degree that is ideal for those aiming to become well-rounded communicators as well as data technicians. The MS degree will serve a diverse range of students in multiple fields. 

You'll Need:

  • Undergraduate transcripts 
  • College credit for at least one calculus course or equivalent test credit
  • College credit for at least one linear algebra course or equivalent test credit
  • Resume/CV
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose (details below)
  • $75 Application Fee (check if you qualify for fee waivers)
  • *English Language Test Scores for non-native English speakers (unless undergraduate degree was conferred by an institution where English is the language of instruction.) 
  • GRE Test Scores

Statement of Purpose 

  • A brief autobiography and description of your interest in data science and how it developed.
  • A particular problem or social issue that you plan to improve using data science methods.
  • A description of your prior research experience, including your role and the extent to which you were independently involved in the research.
  • An explanation of how your past experience or academic training has prepared you to pursue graduate work in data science.

*International Students

Your application must include one of the three proofs of English language proficiency:

  • IELTS exam score (minimum of 7)
  • TOEFL exam score (minimum of 100)
  • Undergraduate degree from a school where English is the official language of instruction