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Dual Degree: Drew University - Data Analytics - Dual Degree at Drew University Bachelor's/MS

Program Title

Data Analytics - Bachelor's/MS

Program Type

Dual Degree

Degree Designation

Dual Degree

Program Description

Bachelor’s/Master of Science in Data Analytics

The 5-year bachelor’s/Master of Science in Data Analytics program allows Drew students the opportunity to take up to four classes that count for both undergraduate and graduate requirements after completing the undergraduate prerequisites. Students may complete any major as part of the bachelor’s degree for this combined degree program as long as they complete the prerequisite Foundational courses listed under the eligibility criteria below.

Free Form Requisites

When approved, Drew undergraduates are eligible to dual enroll in up to four of the graduate Data Analytics courses. We recommend any of the following, but substitutions may be made in consultation with students’ advisors:

  • course - Statistics Using R (fall)

  • course - Computational Thinking/Programming in Python (fall)

  • course - Data Visualization (spring)

  • course - SQL and Relational Databases (spring)

Courses not completed as part of the undergraduate degree must be completed as graduate students in the Master of Science in Data Analytics program.

Eligibility and Application Criteria:

New undergraduate applicants to Drew (incoming freshman or transfer): Applicants indicate their interest in the bachelor’s/MS program in their Drew College of Liberal Arts application. When study begins at Drew, students will be contacted by a bachelor’s/MS adviser to schedule an informational meeting about next steps needed to begin the program.

Current Drew undergraduate students: Interested students should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at to set up a meeting with a bachelor’s/MS adviser as early as possible, preferably by the end of their sophomore year.

Drew undergraduates must meet the following criteria to solidify formal acceptance to the Master of Science in Data Analytics combined degree program (generally by February 1 of a student’s Junior year):

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Completed the following Foundational Courses with a grade of “B” or better:

  • Have submitted two letters of recommendation from Drew Faculty.

  • Submit letter of intent indicating research interests and career plans to

At the point of completing the bachelor’s degree and moving completely into the Master of Science in Data Analytics program, Drew students are required to:

  • Have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

  • Have earned grades of “B” or better in all graduate Data Analytics courses taken.

Drew’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies reserves the right to deny admission to the MS Program if a student fails to meet all prerequisites, or if there are documented issues that raise concerns about their suitability for the program.

For more information on registering for coursework or on the program, contact the Director of the Data Analytics program, Prof. Sarah Abramowitz.