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Applicants are required to complete an application including an application form, a two-part essay, a résumé or CV, self reported transcripts from all post-secondary courses of study, two letters of recommendation, self reported test scores, and an application fee.
A checklist and additional information are included below.
- Prerequisite Courses
- Nonrefundable application fee (U.S. $100)
- Résumé or CV
- Two letters of recommendation (applicants can submit a maximum of five)
- Self Reported Transcripts from all institutions attended after high school
- Self Reported GMAT or GRE scores (Self reported scores are due by the applicaiton deadline, not at the point of submission)
- TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (please see our English Equivalency Exam Policy )
Prior to commencing the program, admitted students are required to have completed a Probability and Statistics course at the undergraduate level. It is also desirable that admitted applicants have taken a course in Marketing Management and a course in Microeconomics.
A nonrefundable application fee of U.S. $100 must be received in order for an application to be considered. Please submit your payment through the online application system.
In 500–1000 words please describe your reasons for pursuing a Master of Science in Marketing Science and your short-term and/or long-term career goals. In particular, discuss how you envision the MS degree will help you attain these goals. In addition, indicate which elective courses you plan to take during the program. As the MS program aims at building analytical skills for solving marketing problems, it is important that MS students take electives from within and outside the Business School. We encourage applicants to consider Ph.D. courses as well as university classes offered by Economics, Engineering, Journalism, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Teachers College, etc. The degree requirements section provides a listing of suggested electives. Click here to see the complete listings of courses offered by the business school.
Résumé or CV Instructions
Applicants to the Master of Science in Marketing Science program must submit a résumé or CV that includes an applicant’s academic background and credentials, relevant experience since graduating from high school, including summer employment and paid or volunteer positions held on campus, as well as other business or academic experiences.
Résumés are to be uploaded via the online application system.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation, preferably from professors or manangers who know your work well, are required. You may submit up to five letters of reference. These letters can be submitted via the online application system. We allow a maximum of five letters of recommendation.
Transcripts and Test Scores
Scanned copies of transcripts and test scores should submitted through the online application system. We ask that you self report your transcripts and test scores for the initial screening. If an offer of admission is made we will require you to submit official copies of all transcripts and required test scores. Admission offers are not binding and will not be finalized until official copies have been verified.