16.1 Qualifications for Admission
Admission to the program is limited and competitive. The program is open to applicants from a wide range of undergraduate backgrounds. In addition to meeting the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies, the minimum requirements for the Degree are outlined below.
To be eligible for consideration of admission to the Master of Data Science program, an applicant shall hold a minimum second class 4-year bachelor’s degree in a relevant area from a recognized university.
The applicant is required to provide evidence of at least one college-level course or equivalent knowledge in multivariate calculus, statistical inference and computer programming in a high- level programming language, like R, Python, C, C++, Java, or Lisp.
Admission to the program shall be upon acceptance by the Dean of Graduate Studies after recommendation by the Chair of the Program or either Head of the Departments of Computer Science or Mathematics and Statistics or delegate, along with a tentative program of study and a provisional academic adviser.