Analytics and Modeling, M.Sc. in United States 2019

Valparaiso University

Study in:United States
Deadline: 15 March 2019


The Analytics and Modeling program offered at Valparaiso University is distinguished from other computation science programs because it supports significant customization, allowing you to pursue interests in data science, computational sciences, mathematical economics, and more.

This program also allows students an opportunity to receive certification in Statistical Analysis System (SAS) without any additional courses.  Students will also gain hands-on experience through an internship or research program that could lead to future career opportunities.

As scientific and engineering fields deal with increasingly complex and expanded information and data sets, the need for individuals with such computational skills is expected to expand greatly. This program provides students with a set of highly marketable skills applicable to many areas of science, industry, business, and government.


  • Core courses built around statistics, databases, and visual imaging
  • Advanced coursework in computational applications, including modeling techniques
  • Experience in a data-focused programming language, such as Python, R, or SAS
  • Research projects and internships allowing students to apply their skills to real-world problems

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics for Decision-Making
  • Information Management
  • Data Mining
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Mathematical Models of Infectious Disease
  • Numerical Weather Prediction
  • Computational Molecular Science
  • Business Analytics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Topics in Biostatistics
  • Computational Social Science

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Please submit official transcripts with both original and English translations of all university courses in which you have been enrolled.
    • Unofficial transcripts are accepted but official copies must be submitted prior to beginning classes.
    • The undergraduate transcript should indicate the degree earned.
    • Transcripts should be sent directly to our office by the Registrar of your graduate university or institute.
    • Do not send high school or secondary transcripts.
  • Request two professional or academic recommendation letters to be submitted through the online recommendation form.
  • Provide a scanned copy of both sides that clearly shows your full name and date of birth.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Pay Application Fee – $50


International Student Scholarships

International students admitted to select programs are eligible for merit-based scholarships ranging from $2,000 – $6,000.  Eligibility and the amount of award will be determined at the time of admission. If admitted and awarded a scholarship the amount will be indicated on the admission letter.

Detailed Program Facts

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