Admission Process for the Department of Information Science, Data Science

  • We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2024 semester.
     -   To update your application with the UNT Toulouse Graduate School (changing semesters or majors), please visit this link and choose the correct form for your needs.
  • Please note the priority deadlines for the upcoming semester(s):                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    • Spring 2025:  July 31st, 2024
    • Fall 2025:  December 10th, 2024


If you are applying for the 2025 Summer or Fall terms, there is a new application process. Please follow this link for instructions on how to apply to the 2025 Summer or Fall terms: https://tgs.unt.edu/future-students/graduate-admissions/how-to-apply-liaison.html

The application process is a two-step process. Please see the instructions for each step listed below:

1.  Apply to the University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School:

  1. Application: Apply to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School via the ApplyTexas website and pay the Application fee ($75.00). 
    • You will need to meet the Graduate School minimum qualifications before you will be considered for admission to the Department of Information Science.  
    • International students must also review the International Admissions page for additional required documents.
  2. Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended. (Transcripts are processed by the Toulouse Graduate School. For questions about sending your transcripts, please email gradadmission@unt.edu)

  3. Review: The Toulouse Graduate School will review transcripts to verify minimum GPA requirements of 3.2 on the last 60 hours of a bachelor's degree, a 3.2 cumulative undergraduate GPA, or a 3.5 GPA on a completed master's degree.

*Note: We do not require GRE or GMAT scores.


2.  Apply to the College of Information, Department of Information Science

Please note that this program is mathematics and programming intensive. Read below to see the specific requirements. 

  1. In order to complete the department's application for Data Science, the following documents must be uploaded to the MyUNT portal:
    • An experience write-up detailing coursework, professional experiences, or training that you feel satisfies our mathematics and programming language proficiency requirements and how you feel they satisfy the requirements. Please include dates for these experiences/courses.  You can also describe your goals, career objectives, and your purpose in pursuing this degree program.
    • Curriculum Vitae/Resume indicating your knowledge of programming languages (at least one language) and of your mathematics competency, specifically: linear algebra, calculus II, probability, and statistics.  In addition to the programming language knowledge and mathematics competency, your CV should include educational background, work experience, completed projects, honors, awards, and/or scholarships received.
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters should be from former professors or others who can evaluate your academic qualification, or from job supervisors who can assess your potential for success in your chosen career. (Files submitted must be in PDF format.)

For questions about the application process, please contact us at ci-admissions@unt.edu.