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Pathways to a Graduate Program

The MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science credential enables learners to receive academic credit to universities around the world, making the credential a pathway to a master’s degree. The amount of credit, and the conditions for receiving it, depends upon each institution which are all listed below.

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MIT: PhD Program in Social & Engineering Systems

Learners who successfully complete this MicroMasters Program Credential have the opportunity to apply to the MIT Doctoral Program in Social and Engineering Systems (SES) offered through the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) during the SES admissions cycle (due date: December 15). Learners can use their MicroMasters program credential to demonstrate their preparation in statistics and data science fundamentals to the SES Admissions Committee.

Learners admitted to SES can expect that their MicroMasters program coursework will be recognized with credit for corresponding SES core classes and requirements. More information on the MIT SES Doctoral Program can be found here.

In addition, learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters program credential in Statistics and Data Science are now eligible to earn credit at a number of universities across the globe to fast track their pursuit of a full Master’s degree. Below is a list of these universities and information on the amount of credit offered.

Other Universities

Bethel University (St. Paul, MN, USA) – Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Bethel University will offer those who have earned the MicroMasters program credential in Statistics and Data Science 12 credits toward the 42 total credits in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program if they are accepted for admission.

Covenant University (Nigeria) – Master of Computer Science

Covenant University will offer the credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning 3 credits towards the completion of the master’s degree in Computer Science.

Curtin University (Australia) – Master of Predictive Analytics (Finance and Investment Analytics stream)

Curtin Business School provides a pathway for credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science to their Master of Predictive Analytics (Finance and Investment Analytics stream). If a learner applies for admission to the Master of Predictive Analytics (Finance and Investment Analytics stream) at Curtin University, and is accepted, the MicroMasters program credential will count towards 25% of the coursework required for graduation.

Deakin University (Australia)

Deakin offers the MicroMasters program credential holders in SDS up to four units’ credit towards the completion of these Master’s degree programs:

  • Master of Business Analytics (Online)
  • Master of Health Economics (Online)
  • Master of Information Systems (Online)
  • Master of Public Health (Online)
  • Master of Data Science (On-campus / Online)
  • Master of Cyber Security Professional (Online)
  • Master of Nutrition and Population Health (On-campus)

In addition, a third of the credits will be offered towards the online Master of Information Technology. For the MicroMasters program credential holders who also hold a bachelor’s degree in the same or a related field, Deakin offers two units’ credit towards the completion of the online Master of Human Nutrition. For graduates who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in the same or a related field, the MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science will be an entry pathway to the Master of Human Nutrition. (Normally applicants without a bachelor’s degree in the same or a related field are required to complete a Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition as the entry criterion.)

  • Watch the past webinar here.

Doane University (USA) – Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

Upon acceptance into Doane's MBA program, the MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science will satisfy the emphasis area and the student will only need to take 21 credit hours to complete their Master of Business Administration degree.

  • Watch the past webinar here.

Eurasian Management and Administration School (Russia)

Eurasian Management and Administration School (EMAS Business School) will offer the credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning:

Galileo University (Guatemala) – Master’s Program in Data Science

Galileo University will offer the credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning an equivalent of one year of the total graduate credits towards the completion of the Master’s degree in Data Science.

  • Watch the past webinar here.

Harvard Extension School (USA) – Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies

Harvard Extension School (HES) offers the credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning 16 of the total 48 graduate credits towards the ALM in the field of finance or 12 out of the total 48 graduate credits towards the ALM in the field of data science.

HES Admissions Virtual Office Hours for MITx MicroMasters Learners
Thursday, May 7, 12:00-1:00 pm
Website: https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/mitxadmissioninfosession

  • Watch the past webinar here.

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon)

The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) will offer the credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning:

Kangwon National University (South Korea) – Master’s Degree in Business Administration

Kangwon National University (KNU) will offer the credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning 12 of the total graduate credits towards the completion of the Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Laweh Open University College (Ghana) – MBA Finance and Accounting program

Laweh Open University will offer the credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning 40 credits out of the total 75 credits towards the completion of the MBA Finance and Accounting program.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (USA) – Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

MCPHS will award credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science 12 credits towards the completion of the MBA in Healthcare Management, a program designed for working professionals that can be completed entirely online at your pace. Credential holders will complete 30 additional credits to earn the MBA.

  • Watch the past webinar here.

Northwestern University (USA) – Accelerated Master’s program in Data Science

Learners who successfully earn the MITx MicroMasters program credential in Statistics and Data Science are now eligible to fast track their pursuit of the Master’s program in Data Science offered by Northwestern University School of Professional Studies (SPS). MicroMasters program credential holders are eligible to apply for the accelerated Master’s program in Data Science at SPS. Students in the accelerated program can earn their degrees by completing nine courses, compared to the 12-course curriculum of the standard Master’s program in Data Science. Those admitted into the accelerated program will not be required to take the following courses:

  • MSDS 400-DL Math for Data Scientists
  • MSDS 401-DL Applied Statistics with R
  • MSDS 422-DL Practical Machine Learning

Reykjavík University (Iceland)

Reykjavík University School of Computer Science offers the credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning 30 ECTS credits of the total graduate credits towards the completion of the Master's in Computer Science.

Reykjavík University School of Business offers the credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning 26 ECTS credits of the total graduate credits towards the completion of the following Master’s programs:

RMIT University (Australia) - Master of Data Science

RMIT University will grant academic credit towards a Master of Data Science for learners who successfully earn a MicroMasters program credential in Statistics and Data Science.

Rochester Institute of Technology (USA) – Master of Science in Professional Studies

The Master of Science in Professional Studies allows learners the opportunity to draw on courses offered across RIT graduate programs. Learners who hold the MicroMasters program credential in Statistics and Data Science may apply any time during the year and upon acceptance, will be awarded 12 credit hours of the 33 required for the degree.

  • Watch the past webinar here.

Royal Roads University (Canada) – Masters of Business Administration in Executive Management

The School of Business at Royal Roads University (RRU) will offer credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning nine of the total graduate credits towards the completion of a Masters of Business Administration in Executive Management.

If you would like to apply to RRU before the completion of the MicroMasters program, RRU will still consider your application. Please contact http://www.royalroads.ca/contact/Admissions-and-Enrolment for questions.

Watch the Royal Roads University (and Universidad Galileo) webinar here.

Sasin School of Management - Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) – Master of Business Administration

Sasin School of Management will offer the credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning 6 credits of the total 66 graduate credits towards the completion of the Sasin MBA.

  • Watch the past webinar here

Tsinghua University (China) - Master of Science in Engineering (Data Science and Information Technology)

Tsinghua University will grant up to 6 academic credit to the credential holders of this MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science. More details about the Tsinghua mater's program will be forthcoming.

Universidad Tecnologica (Uruguay) – Program in Data Science

Universidad Tecnologica (UTEC Uruguay) will offer the credential holders of the MIT MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning 55 credits towards the completion of the master’s degree in Data Science.

  • Watch the past webinar here.

University of San Francisco (USA)

The University of San Francisco (USF) will offer the credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science the possibility of earning up to 8 credits towards the completion of the Master of Science in Applied Economics or the Master of Science in International and Development Economics.

If your university would like to work with us to bring the MITx MicroMasters program credential holders to your master’s program, please contact tracytan@mit.edu. You can learn more about how you can join MIT’s efforts to reimagine higher education by offering credit for the MITx MicroMasters program credential.

School Graduate Programs Residential / Online
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctoral Program in Social and Engineering Systems Residential
Bethel University (St. Paul, MN, USA) Master of Business Administration (MBA) Residential / Online
Covenant University (Nigeria) Master of Computer Science Residential
Curtin University (Australia) Master of Predictive Analytics (Finance and Investment Analytics stream) Residential
Deakin University (Australia) Master of Human Nutrition Online
Master of Public Health On-campus / Online
Master of Nutrition and Population Health Residential
Master of Health Economics On-campus / Online
Master of Business Analytics On-campus / Online
Master of Information Systems On-campus / Online
Master of Data Science On-campus / Online
Master of Cyber Security Professional On-campus / Online
Master of Information Technology On-campus / Online
Master of Cyber Security On-campus / Online
Doane University (USA) Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) Online
Eurasian Management and Administration School (Russia) Master of Business Administration (MBA): Business in the Digital Era On-campus / Online
Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA): Business in the Digital Era On-campus / Online
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA): Business in the Digital Era On-campus / Online
Galileo University (Guatemala) Master’s Program in Data Science Residential / Online
Harvard Extension School (USA) Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies in Finance Hybrid
Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies in Data Science Hybrid
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon) Master of Business Administration (Emphasis: Audit, Finance, Marketing) Residential
Master of Science in Computer Science Residential
Master of Science in Mathematics Residential
Master of Science in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics Residential
Master of Science in Computer Engineering Residential
Kangwon National University (South Korea) Master’s Degree in Business Administration Residential
Laweh Open University College (Ghana) MBA Finance and Accounting program Hybrid
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (USA) Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management Online
Northwestern University (USA) Accelerated Master's program in Data Science Online
Reykjavik University (Iceland) Master's Program in Computer Science Residential
Master of Business Management or MSc in Business Management Residential
Master of Information Management or MSc in Information Management Residential
RMIT University (Australia) Master of Data Science Residential
Rochester Institute of Technology (USA) Master of Science in Professional Studies Residential / Online
Royal Roads University (Canada) Business Administration in Executive Management Hybrid
Sasin School of Management - Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) Master of Business Administration Residential
Tsinghua University (China) Master of Science in Engineering (Data Science and Information Technology) Residential
Universidad Tecnologica (Uruguay) Master's Degree in Data Science Residential
University of San Francisco (USA) Master of Science in Applied Economics Residential
Master of Science in International and Development Residential

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