There are various application deadlines based on when you'd like to receive an admission decision and whether you'd like to apply during a test-optional round. See the chart below, but remember that ultimately the sooner you submit a complete application, the sooner you'll receive an admission decision.

  Application Deadline Admission Decision By
Round 1 October 1
(scores not required)
October 15
(2 week turnaround)
Round 2 January 15
(scores not required)
January 21
(2 week turnaround)
Final March 1
(scores ARE required)
March 24
(3 week turnaround)

No. Instead, we ask for the contact information of two people who we may contact in the event that we decide we need further insight.

There is not a direct pathway into a TCU MBA program, but all MS Business Analytics graduates interested in pursuing a TCU MBA are welcome to apply.

Yes, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your seat. This deposit payment is credited towards your tuition. Details on how to submit payment will be provided post-admittance.

No. In the two MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) cohorts we've had, about 50% of our students were non-business majors. Most come from communications, economics and math majors, but we also have had computer science, psychology, political science and other majors represented. Regardless of major, most of our students come right out of undergrad or are only 1-3 years into their career.

The MSBA is a full-time program, so most of the classes are only offered during the day. During the fall and spring semester, a few courses may be offered during evening hours as well, allowing you to decide what works best for you.

Yes. All MSBA students begin their 11-month program together in June and graduate together in May. You will take all core classes with students entering the program at the same time. You are able to customize your individual program with elective courses.

The MSBA program begins once a year in the last week of May.

One year.

Obtaining Excel certification is required before beginning courses. During orientation, our team will communicate how to complete Excel certification on-campus. If you have already obtained Excel certification, you will not have to earn it again.

The cost of the program (tuition and fees) for 2023-2024 is $62,360. Please review a breakdown of the cost here.

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