Frequently Asked Questions
I live outside of North America. Can I enroll in the MS Analytics Degree?
Due to the distance delivery method of live, participatory video, the need for group work, and time zone differences enrollment is limited to those that reside in North America. There is, however, a full-time dual degree option: The combined MBA + MSA program. For more information, please visit here: https://mays.tamu.edu/mba-plus-analytics/
Are international students able to enroll in the MS Analytics degree?
Enrollees must reside and work in a North American time zone. This will limit eligible international students with appropriate visas to study and work in the USA. The MS Analytics program does not assist with student visas. There is, however, a full-time dual degree option: The combined MBA + MSA program. For more information, please visit here: https://mays.tamu.edu/mba-plus-analytics/
Do I need to be employed to enroll in the MS Analytics degree?
Yes. This degree is for working professionals with typically three or more years full-time work experience. Much like an MBA program in which course participants learn from each other’s experiences, MS Analytics students will engage in discussions about data, statistics, modeling, and related items in their everyday work. Additionally, enrollees must provide their own business problem and large dataset for their capstone project.
Is the GRE/GMAT required to enroll in the MS Analytics degree?
Based on a review of your unofficial transcripts, letters of recommendation, and pre-application, the GRE/GMAT may be waived. Seats in the program are limited, so we anticipate a competitive pool. A comprehensive review of an applicant’s file is needed to determine if the GRE/GMAT can be waived.
I am a Veteran. Can I use VA benefits?
Yes. We have a Veterans Services Office that students work with to use their benefits.
I’ve only taken one statistics course. Do I need more courses before enrolling?
Successful completion of one statistics course is needed to enroll in the MS Analytics degree.
What level of math skill is required to enroll in the MS Analytics degree?
Enrollees will be fitting and interpreting models, not developing methodology to fit models. Typically math skills acquired in a quantitative field of study such as science, engineering, and some business degrees suffice.
What level of programming knowledge is required to enroll in the MS Analytics degree?
Previous programming experience is not required, though experience writing code in any language is beneficial.
When will classes meet?
Classes will be held 6:00-9:30 p.m. CST Tuesday and Thursday nights.
What college will grant my MS Analytics Degree upon completion?
Mays Business School at Texas A&M will grant the degree.