Graduate Certificate in Data Science

100% Online | 24 Week Completion | Apply Credits Towards Your Master’s Degree

Be Competitive with a Graduate Certificate in Data Science

The online graduate certificate in Data Science will position you to develop and deliver game-changing, career-elevating insights and strategies in as few as 24 weeks.

Students will learn practical applications from leading practitioners who teach from a curriculum created in cooperation with the industry’s top employers. You can start with a 12-credit certificate and apply the credits towards the 32-credit Master of Science in Data Science program.

  • 100% Online

  • Complete in as little as 24 weeks

  • Apply credits towards a Master’s Degree

Program Curriculum

This certificate is geared toward professionals who are interested in acquiring data literacy and developing the core data analytic skills to build or advance their careers in data science.

Students will learn what data science is, what data scientists do, what types of problems data scientists solve, and the fundamental statistical techniques that are used.

Students will use the coding languages R and Python to collect, explore, clean, wrangle, and summarize large data sets.

Students will use industry-leading software to “tell the story of the data” by creating graphical summaries with Tableau and interactive dashboards with R Shiny.



Job openings in data science nationally
median salary for Data Scientist
Ranked Third Best Job in America

Source:, Obtained August 2022

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