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The Certificate in Analytics, a four course residential program can be transferred directly into the Masters of Science in Analytics degree. DATA 800 offered in the fall and spring semester can be applied to the online graduate certificate in data science and the masters of analytics programs. Attend an Information Session to learn about our offerings.
 

In partnership with faculty, staff, employers, and our global alumni network, we orchestrate opportunities for experiential learning, mentoring, networking, and personal growth. Our Analytics and Data Science programs offer access to industry partners through Practicum Projects (link to practicum project page) and presentations, alumni networking, and building student resumes throughout the year. UNH Career and Professional Services offer continuous opportunities such as coaching interests, resume, cover letter, interviewing, and negotiation support. We host two large recruiting fairs on campus, Alumni panels and more.

Master of Science in Analytics

Yes, the M.S. in Analytics is a STEM major. View the STEM requirements.
The CIP Code for Analytics is 52.1301 (Management Science) and is still on the STEM OPT approved list.
Near the end of their regular 12 month OPT, the student would contact OISS to begin the process of applying for STEM OPT.
If you have questions regarding STEM and Visa, contact the Office of International
Students & Scholars 

There is one scholarship for existing students in the health cluster at this time. It is awarded in the second semester of the program. Domestic students can work with the UNH Financial Aid Office to determineother sources of loan assistance. 

Graduate Certificate in Analytics (GCA)

The application requirements differ in that the GCA requires 2 letters of recommendation (instead of 3) and does not require an interview. See complete application requirements on the UNH Graduate School webpage.

The summer courses are DATA 800 Statistics Primer, DATA 801 Foundations of Data Analytics, DATA 802 Analytical Tools and Foundations and DATA 802 Intro to Analytics Applications. See the entire breakdown of courses and subjects here.

Admissions

A statistics course must have been, preferably taken in the past two years, from an accredited institution, with a B+ or higher grade. If your grade is lower, you are welcome to apply.

In some cases an alternative, is to take an online STATs course (no cost alternative). The challenge here is having the discipline to get through the courses alone. 

Note: our program is very competitive.

Contact your previous college/university to request your transcripts be sent directly to us. They will know exactly what to forward to us.

If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. However, if you attended GSC, Keene or Plymouth, then you must request and submit original transcripts from those institutions.

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Learn more on the Graduate School website.

Your documentation should be submitted to the graduate school. Your former school should directly forward an official transcript to UNH Graduate School. You must submit the request from your former school.

You are welcome to apply, although our programs are very competitive.

That answer depends on the program and the year. In 2015-16, we accepted 20 students to enroll into the MS in Analytics and 5 for the Graduate Certificate in Analytics (GCA). For 2016-17, we plan to accept 30 students into the MS program and 10 for the GCA.

We accept students from all majors because Analytics is needed in every industry. Please review out “Other helpful Skills” section on this webpage.

You can email a copy of your resume to grad.docs@unh.edu. You should include your name and UNH ID number.

Applications are being accepting on a rolling basis, with deadline date set for March 15, 2016. This is a competitive program and could fill prior to the deadline, so it is suggested that applicants do not delay in applying.

In order to apply for our program, you will need to submit a brand-new application.  Please follow-up with an email to grad.school@unh.edu with any questions. 

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