Applicants seeking graduate admission must have a bachelor’s degree with an acceptable grade point average from an accredited college or university. The degree may be in any discipline.
Have any questions about applying or the admissions process? Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6417 or email@example.com.
Submit all of the following items to complete your application to the program:
- $35 Non-refundable Application Fee ($100 for International Applicants)
Submit the required application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to Mercer University. Do not send cash. The application fee is nonrefundable and cannot apply toward tuition. Former or current students of Mercer University need not submit another application fee.
- Official Transcripts from All Previously Attended Institutions
Submit an official transcript from each college and university previously attended. Transcripts are required for both undergraduate (including summer school and studies abroad) and graduate course work, regardless of length of stay or if the grades are listed on another school’s transcript. Official electronic transcripts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Former and current Mercer University students need not request a Mercer University transcript.
- Letter of Recommendation
The letter of recommendation/support can be from a person in current or past leadership structure, a professor, or those that have firsthand knowledge of the applicant’s professional accomplishments.
Applicants must submit a current résumé.
Submit all application supporting materials to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
College of Professional Advancement
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
Admission decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received.
Course Waiver Requests
Applicants may apply to waive up to two required program courses: INFD 601 Mathematics and Programming Foundations for Data Intelligence and Machine Learning and/or INFD 602 Programming for Data Intelligence and Machine Learning. To request to waive either INFD 601 and/or INFD 602, the admissions committee will review information provided to determine if the applicant may waive one or both courses.
To apply to waive core course INFD 601 Mathematics and Programming Foundations for Data Intelligence and Machine Learning, provide documentation for one or more of following.
- Coursework, certificates, or documented work experience in all the following areas:
- Discrete mathematics
- Programming logic
- Statistical software
- Data analysis
- OR a score equal or greater than 80% on Ideal Foundational Knowledge administered by the Department
To apply to waive core course INFD 602 Programming for Data Intelligence and Machine Learning, provide documentation for the following:
- Successful completion of two undergraduate programming courses (Ex: the Department courses INFM 210 and INFM 310)
- And one of the following:
- Coursework or certificate in programming language, including Python programming
- OR documented work experience in programming language, including Python programming
Additional Requirements for International Applicants
A. Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: Applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad must have an independent evaluation service evaluate their foreign educational credentials. A course-by-course and grade point average equivalent evaluation are admission requirements. For information about evaluation services, contact the Office of Admissions. You must submit an official sealed evaluation report with your application once complete.
B. Official Translations: Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by official translations.
C. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The TOEFL or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is required for international applicants whose primary language is not English. The scores must not be more than two years old. Send official score reports directly to the Office of Admissions by the Educational Testing Service. The Educational Testing Service institution code for submission of official score reports is 5025. Unofficial copies of the score report may be included with the application for initial review and evaluation. This does not replace the requirement of an official score report for those applicants who are offered admission.
Exception: International applicants who have attended another U.S. institution and completed freshman English Composition I and II with grades of “C” or higher do not need to completed the TOEFL.
D. Financial Guarantee: International applicants who wish to obtain an I-20 for F-1 visa must include financial documentation showing ability to finance tuition and living expenses for one year. Financial documents must have a current date and indicate available funds of US$25,000.
E. Visa Status: International applicants who are currently in the United States must choose from one of the following categories of documents to prove their current visa status:
- Copy of I-20 and I-94 if on an F-1 visa
- Copy of visa stamp and I-94 if on another type of visa
- Copy of Resident Alien card (front and back) if classified as a Resident Alien
Learn more about our Applied Data Intelligence and Machine Learning program
- M.S. in Applied Data Intelligence and Machine Learning
- Program Requirements
- Course Descriptions
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