Are There Any Online Master's in Data Analytics Programs That Do Not Require the GRE?

Answer: Yes – there are several online Master’s in Data Analytics programs that do not require the GRE for admission.

There are both online Master’s in Data Analytics programs and online Master’s in Business Analytics programs that do not require applicants to submit scores from the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or from the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) for admission. However, this is not true for all online Master’s in Data Analytics programs, as some do require either the GRE or GMAT for admission. Finally some programs only require standardized test scores from certain applicants, based on an applicant’s prior academic or work experience. For example, some schools may waive the GRE/GMAT requirement for applicants who have a certain number of years of relevant work experience in the field of analytics, or for applicants who have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) (typically at least a 3.0).

Breakdown of online Master’s in Data Analytics Programs by type:

  • No GRE Required: 33
  • GRE Required: 14
  • GRE Required on a Conditional Basis: 12

Programs that do not require the GRE or GMAT often take into consideration other factors. For example, there are programs that have a minimum undergraduate GPA requirement, which typically ranges from 2.5 to 3.0. Other programs may give preference to applicants with two or more years of work experience in analytics. And, there are also programs that require applicants to have certain proficiencies, such as prior computer programming knowledge, and/or undergraduate coursework in linear algebra and statistics. These requirements vary by school, so it is important for prospective applicants to examine specific admissions requirements on a program-by-program basis.

GRE Requirements by Online Master’s in Data Analytics Program

School Testing Requirements Program
American University Not required Analytics@American Online Master of Science in Analytics (MSAn) program
Arizona State University GRE or GMAT required Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program
Austin Peay State University GRE required (may be waived with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or greater) Online Computer Science and Quantitative Methods Professional Science Masters (PSM) with a Concentration in Data Management and Analysis
Austin Peay State University GRE required Online Computer Science and Quantitative Methods Professional Science Masters (PSM) with a Concentration in Predictive Analytics
Bay Path University Not required Online Master of Science in Applied Data Science program
Bellevue University Not required Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program
Boston University Not required for admission Online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems Online with a concentration in Data Analytics
Brandeis University Not required for admission Online Master of Science in Strategic Analytics program
Carnegie Mellon University GRE or GMAT required Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Distance Track - Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
Central Connecticut State University Not required for admission Online Master of Science in Data Mining program
Clarkson University GMAT or GRE required (applicants with 7 years of relevant work experience may request a waiver, but waiver is not guaranteed) Online Master of Science in Data Analytics
Creighton University GRE or GMAT required Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics (MSBIA) program
CUNY School of Professional Studies Not required for admission Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program
Dakota State University Not required Online Master of Science in Analytics program
Davenport University Not required Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program
DePaul University Not required Online Master of Science Predictive Analytics - Computational Methods Concentration
George Mason University Not required Online Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Not required Online Master of Science in Analytics program
Illinois Institute of Technology Not required (GRE is waived for MCS applicants with a Bachelor's degree and a min. GPA of 3.0) Online Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Data Analytics
Indiana University GRE or GMAT Required Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program
Iowa State University Not required Online Master of Business Analytics program
Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs Not required Online Master of Science in Government Analytics
Lewis University Not required Online Master of Science in Business Analytics
Maryville University Not required Online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics
National University Not required if GPA greater than 2.5 Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program
National University Not required if GPA greater than 2.5 Online Master of Science in Health & Life Science Analytics program
New Jersey Institute of Technology GRE required for students without CS or Engineering degrees Online Master of Science in Computer Science with a Specialization in Databases and Data Mining
Northeastern University Not required Online Master of Professional Studies in Analytics
Northeastern University GMAT or GRE required Online Master of Science in Business Analytics
Northwestern University Not required Online Master of Science in Predictive Analytics (MSPA) program
Notre Dame of Maryland University Not required Online Master of Science in Analytics program
Oklahoma State University GRE or GMAT required Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program (MSBA)
Oregon State University Not required Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program
The Pennsylvania State University GRE required (GRE may be waived with a GPA greater than 3.2) Online Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics - Business Analytics option
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Institute Not required Online Master of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Business Analysis (ITBA)
Quinnipiac University Not required Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program
Robert Morris University Not required Online Master Of Science In Data Analytics program
Rutgers University GRE or GMAT required (if GPA lower than 3.0) Online Master of Information with a Concentration in Data Science (Analytics)
Saint Joseph's University GMAT required Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics program (MSBIA)
Saint Louis University Not required Online Master of Science in Applied Analytics program
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Not required Online Master’s in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics program
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Not required Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program (MSDA)
Southern New Hampshire University Not required Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program
Stevens Institute of Technology GRE or GMAT required Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics program
Syracuse University GRE or GMAT required (may be waived with 5+ years of industry experience) BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program
Texas A&M University GRE may be waived based on preliminary review of a students application package including pre-questionnaire Online Master of Science in Analytics program
The University of Alabama GRE or GMAT required Online Master of Science in Marketing with a Specialization in Marketing Analytics
The University of Alabama GRE or GMAT required Online Master of Science in Operations Management (MSOM) Decision Analytics Track
The University of Alabama in Huntsville GMAT required Online Master of Science in Management Science - Business Analytics (MSMS-BA) program
The University of Kansas Edwards Campus GRE required Online Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics program (Data Analytics emphasis)
University of Maryland University College GRE or GMAT required (if GPA lower than 3.0) Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program
University of Michigan - Dearborn Not required Online Masters in Computer and Information Science with a Concentration in Data Management and Analytics
University of Missouri Not required Online Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics program
The University of Texas at Dallas GMAT or GRE required Online Master of Science in Information Technology and Management (MS ITM) with a Concentration in Business Intelligence and Analytics
University of Wisconsin - Madison Not required Online Master of Engineering: Applied Computing and Engineering Data Analytics program
Utica College Not required Online Master of Science in Data Science with a Specialization in Business Analytics
Villanova University GRE or GMAT not required (recommended for applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0) Online Master of Science in Analytics program
West Virginia University GRE or GMAT required (may be waived with 5+ years of industry experience) Online MS in Business Data Analytics program
Western Governors University Not required Online Master of Science in Data Analytics

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