Master of Science Applied Urban Science and Informatics Admissions
Your academic and professional experience need not be in a field directly linked to cities and urban issues. It is more important that you can demonstrate rigorous prior academic training and a passion for applying analytical skills to problem-solving in an urban context.
In addition to a strong academic record and test scores, successful applicants typically have an undergraduate or masters degree in science, mathematics, engineering, or in the social sciences, along with the aptitude and inspiration to apply quantitative and mathematics skills to the betterment of urban life. In the past, we have also had competitive applicants who have obtained these skills through significant work experience.
We are looking for people from ALL disciplines who would like to apply their quantitative skills to pressing social issues. A selection committee may deem some applicants in need of further training to be admitted into the program. In such cases, accelerated instruction may be available during the pre-semester City Challenge Program. We recommend that applicants have some familiarity with:
- Single-variable calculus
- Basic programming
- Statistics and probability
- Geographic information systems and spatial analytics
- Basic computer science
- A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university
- Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
- GRE or GMAT score
- TOEFL or IELTS score (international students only)
- Resume or CV
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Essay questions
We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2017. More information about applying for Fall 2018 will be available beginning in September 2017.