Big Data Analytics

Master digital data for meaningful insights.

Big Data. Bigger Career.

How do I apply?




Applications for the Big Data Analytics program will open April 3, 2017 to begin studies in September 2017.

Please note, applications may be closed based on number of spaces available in the program; if so, notifications will be posted here. 

Application Process 

Applicants must submit a completed application package.  Applicants should review the admission requirements before submitting the application.  The Centre for Continuing Education does not evaluate admission documentation unless an application is submitted. 

You will need the following items*:

  • Current resume (Word Doc. or PDF)
  • Official, or copy of academic transcripts (PDF)
  • Official copy of English language proficiency test scores/certificate (if applicable)
  • Information to answer questions related to experience with statistics, programming, computer applications
  • Credit /debit card to submit payment

Steps to Complete an Application

Proceed to the McMaster University CCE Application portal.

  1. 1

    Select the box entitled “Centre for Continuing Education McMaster University Application”

  2. 2

    Create an Application Account, if you have never been a student, employee or researcher with McMaster University (i.e. you do not have a MacID).

  3. 3

    Identify the specific program to which you want to apply.

  4. 4

    Select the term in which you wish to begin your studies (i.e. Fall 2017). If the program is not offered in the term you selected, or if the program is no longer accepting students, a notice will be shown.

  5. 5

    Follow all of the steps to enter your information and upload the required documentation. Be sure to save the information on the application pages before you proceed to the next page.

  6. 6

    Pay the application fee (payable by credit or debit online.)

  7. 7

    Submit your application.

You may return to a partially completed application to edit or add new information.  Once an application is submitted, no further edits may be made. You will receive an email confirmation of payment and successful application submission. Another email will notify you of the application admission decision after the application data has been reviewed by the Program Manager.

If you wish to pay by cheque, contact CCE staff to request a paper application which you may submit by mail, with payment.

Your application will not be processed until payment is received.

*An application will not be reviewed until all required documentation is received.  Applicants will be notified directly if additional information or documentation is required by the admission Program Manager.