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  • MSDS Admissions Insights: 2020-2021 Essays

    September 22, 2020

    Happy first day of fall! The MSDS program recently launched our 2020-2021 application, and we revised our essay prompts for this year. Because we recognize that writing essays is one of the most challenging aspects of applying to graduate school, we want to provide you with some direct insights into what we are looking for when we…

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  • Advice for Reapplicants

    September 15, 2020

    Admission to the MSDS program is very competitive. The fact of the matter is that we simply cannot admit all of the qualified applicants we receive in a given year. Many applicants who are not successful wonder if they can reapply to the MSDS program during the next application cycle. The short answer is yes!…

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  • Student Profile: Vikrant Bhosale

    July 17, 2020

    Hi Vikrant! Tell us a bit about yourself. I was raised in Mumbai which is the financial hub for India. It is also a densely-populated city with almost 19 million people. I completed my bachelor’s degree in electronics in 2000. Since then, I have been working as a software engineer. I moved to the U.S.…

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  • Incoming Student Profile: Meet Alison Gale

    June 19, 2020

    Hi Alison! Tell us about yourself. I grew up in Virginia in a suburb of DC. I majored in Computer Science at Brown University, but outside of my major, I was very interested in Math and Economics. During my final semester, I took an Intro to Data Science class which helped spark an interest in…

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  • Student Profile: Matthew Rhodes

    March 31, 2020

    Name: Matthew Rhodes Undergraduate Institution: Michigan State University Undergraduate Major: Computer Science Tell us a little bit about yourself. Born and raised in Detroit, I come from humble beginnings. I discovered my love for computers early in life by playing video games on my mom’s PC and my Nintendo 64. After graduating from high school,…

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