UCLA Graduate Admissions: Admission Requirements

UCLA Graduate Admissions: Prospective students are encouraged to attend an information session or contact us for an admissions consultation. The Master of Data Science in Health (MDSH) applicants are expected to fulfill the minimum requirements for admission to the Fielding School of Public Health.

UCLA Graduate Admissions: Admission Requirements
UCLA Graduate Admissions: Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • A requirement for full-time work experience does not apply to the Resume/CV
  • Official Transcripts: A bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA (cumulative or upper division), or the equivalent. You may apply to the program using Unofficial Transcripts. Before enrollment, the University’s Registrar’s Office or Parchment must send official transcripts directly.
  • Statement of Purpose. Applicants should use these statements to highlight their academic background, research, or work experience, and their qualifications to contribute to the MDSH and the field. Include your career goals and how the MDSH might aid in your professional growth.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: Uploaded to the UCLA application site directly by your recommenders. Letters should be from a professional and/or academic source.
  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores: Applicants who completed their post-secondary education outside of an Anglophone country must take a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). See University Policies and Requirements for details. Be sure to use the same personal information (name, date of birth, gender) in your UCLA Graduate Application as you did in your TOEFL/IELTS testing.
  • GRE Scores (optional). If you choose to submit GRE scores, make sure to use the same personal information on the GRE application as on the UCLA graduate application.

How to Apply

Applications are now open for Fall 2024 enrollment.

All applicants must apply online and submit application materials via UCLA’s Application for Graduate Admission.

When you apply, you must provide the program name or major code. Choose “Data Science in Health MDSH” (Major code 00J7).

The GRE Code for UCLA is 4837 if you choose to submit these scores. Please be sure to fill in all sections (except Personal Statement, which is optional).

NOTE: applicants applying to the MDSH program do NOT need to submit a SOPHAS application.

The non-refundable application fee of $155 covers the administrative cost of processing applications.

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UCLA Luskin | Admissions
UCLA Luskin | Admissions

UCLA Graduate AdmissionsDeadlines

The following deadlines apply to applications for Fall 2024 enrollment:

Priority deadline: February 1, 2024 Regular deadline: April 1, 2024 Final deadline: June 15, 2024

UCLA Graduate AdmissionsAdmissions Timeline

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; decisions will be released in the weeks following each deadline (priority, regular, and final deadlines).

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Master’s Studies | UCLA Graduate Programs

To ensure the fastest possible processing of your application, be sure to upload all required documents.


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