Additional MS in Applied Data Analytics Requirements: Evidence of knowledge in statistics, economics, and domain specific knowledge for the concentration through course work, work experience or completion of the accelerated prerequisite program before taking graduate course work in those subjects.
Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GMAT or GRE) requirement may be waived for applicants who:
Have five or more years of full-time, professional work or military experience; OR
Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher in a degree earned from Appalachian State; OR
Have completed a graduate certificate in Business Analytics at Appalachian State University with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher; OR
Hold verified membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.
Accelerated Admissions Option: This program offers an accelerated admission option for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.
Location: On Campus
Additional Information about Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility
Any standardized exam waiver for a graduate degree program at Appalachian State requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned degree (undergraduate or graduate; some programs have established higher GPA requirements). No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. Standardized test scores may be required for scholarship consideration.
Course Requirements for the Dual Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics and Master of Public Administration
Total Required (Minimum 60 Hours)
MS in Applied Data Analytics Required Coures (24 Hours)
Students are required to work with both program advisors each semester to determine appropriate program of study and course scheduling.
MS in Applied Data Analytics Differential Tuition
Students enrolled in the dual degree will pay an additional tuition amount above the regular tuition assessed for graduate students on those courses that satisfy the requirements of the MS in Applied Data Analytics degree. For more information about differential tuition, please refer to http://studentaccounts.appstate.edu/tuition-and-fees
Other Requirements for the Dual MS in Applied Data Analytics and MPA
Thesis: Optional (Elective) for Applied Data Analytics
Proficiency: Not Required for Applied Data Analytics. Public Administration students must demonstrate a proficiency in reading a foreign language or quantitative analysis as a research tool as determined by the program.
Candidacy: Required for Applied Data Analytics. Not required for Public Administration.
Comprehensive: Not required for Applied Data Analytics. Public Administration students must successfully complete a capstone experience (PA 5558 plus PA 5559) to fulfill the requirement for a comprehensive examination.