How to Apply

Admission Requirements

The admissions process selects highly qualified applicants into the graduate certificate program by considering each of the following criteria in judging the overall strength of the applicant. Typically, no single criterion is used as a sole determinant for admission.

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale) is required for unconditional admission.
  • Minimum of six months of industry experience. (Preferred but not mandatory).‚Äč
  • English Proficiency Requirements Vary

Application Deadline

Fall Semester

  • Final Admissions: July 31st 

Spring Semester

  • Final Admissions: November 30th

Summer Semester

  • Final Admissions: April 15th

How to Apply

Start by reviewing these application tips to walk through the process, then put together your application packet:

  • Complete online application

    • Options to select while completing the online application

      Applicant Information - Personal Background, Emergency Contact, Residency

      Campus: Select “West Lafayette”

      > Proposed Graduate Major: Select “Computer and Information Technology”

      > Area of Interest: Select “Big Data Analytics”

      > Degree Objective: Select “Applied Data Analytics in Technology Graduate Certificate”

      > Entry Term:

      > Course Delivery: Select “Distance (online or off-campus location)

  • Academic Statement of Purpose (optional, not required)
  • Personal History Statement (optional, not required)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions
  • Resume