How are applications to the program evaluated?
All applications are reviewed by a faculty committee to ensure those admitted can succeed in the program.
Are there any prerequisites to the program?
Yes. An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
At least one college-level course or equivalent knowledge in:
- Computer programming in Python at the level of Introduction to Computing in Python*
- Calculus and basic linear algebra**
*Even if you have experience in some high-level language — C, C++, Java, Python, FORTRAN — it still would be helpful to take CS 1301 (free online) prior to starting the OMS Analytics coursework.
**Applicants who lack a background in mathematics or computing may still be admitted. In these cases, students are expected either to learn the necessary materials on their own before beginning the program, or take one or more preparatory course after being admitted. If you plan to take any preparatory courses before the program begins, we recommend you provide this information in your application packet, including course information and timeframe for completion.
What topics do I need to be familiar with to meet the math prerequisite?
To meet the math prerequisite, you’ll need to have covered:
- Differentiation and integration in multiple variables
- Basic linear algebra
- Basic understanding of vectors and matrices, including how to add and multiply and how to invert a matrix
Some familiarity with eigenvalues and eigenvectors is also helpful.
What is the application deadline for the program?
Please review the Admissions Deadlines section for current application deadlines.
How can I apply?
Applications are accepted year-round. Please review the How to Apply section to ensure you have everything you need for a complete application.
What materials must be on file before the application is considered complete and can be evaluated?
Applications are submitted electronically and include a nonrefundable application fee. You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:
- Official transcripts from each institution attended. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. If you are admitted, you will be asked to send an additional official transcript. You will receive instructions at that time.
- Lawful Presence Document (U.S. Citizens Only). Applicants must verify their lawful presence in the United States prior to enrollment.
- English Proficiency (International Students Only). The language of instruction at Georgia Tech is English. With some exceptions, international applicants must take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum test scores and expectations are found on our International Students tab.
- References. You will initiate the process through the online application by entering the name and email addresses of three references. Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to the recommender requesting a brief online recommendation. Please inform your references that they must submit the form for your application to be complete.
- Test Scores (Optional). You may choose to submit standardized test scores, most commonly GRE or GMAT. This is not required for admission into the program.
- Personal Statements. Describe your specific career goals and objectives, the decision to pursue an advanced degree, and other information that may be useful to the admissions committee.
- Professional Resume. A listing of your professional experience and uploaded to the online application.
Is a GRE or GMAT required?
Applicants are not required to submit GRE or GMAT scores. If you have already the GRE or GMAT and believe your score may strengthen your application, feel free to submit it.
I’d like to apply to the OMS Analytics and the MS Analytics on campus at the same time. Can I submit just one application for both programs?
You will need to apply to the online program separately to be reviewed within that specific applicant poll. Our system currently does not allow you to submit two applications for the same program, same term.
Once you have submitted your application, contact Graduate Studies and request that they move you to the online application for the term you wish to apply. They can also add the recommendations you included in your original on-campus Analytics application to the online application.
Can I enroll in the OMS Analytics and another program at Georgia Tech at the same time?
Students may not be enrolled in the OMS Analytics and another Georgia Tech program at the same time. While we’re exploring ways to offer the option of concurrent enrollment to OMS Analytics students in future, we are currently unable to do so.
I have already applied to the Online Master of Science in Computer Science program. Can I apply to the OMS Analytics program at the same time? If so, do I need to submit new letters of recommendation for the OMS Analytics application?
We allow a maximum of two applications at the same time for any one term. You are required to follow the full application process for each program since you will be assessed for each program separately. Letters of recommendation must be specific to the program for which you’re applying.
Will you accept the same letters of recommendation for the OMS Analytics that I submitted when I applied to the Online Master of Science in Computer Science program?
Your letters of recommendation must be up to date and specific to the program to which you are applying. You can use the same recommenders.
I have a Georgia Tech master’s degree, so you already have my application documents on file. Do I have to send them to you again to apply to the OMS Analytics?
Yes. The admissions committee for this program reviews applications individually, so you will need to follow the full application process for the OMS Analytics program and submit all the required documentation even if you have already submitted it for a different degree.