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Data Analytics Graduate Certificate

Deepen your analytics knowledge to inform strategic business decisions.

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    Online and On Campus Options

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What You'll Learn

  • Learn to select, apply, and interpret appropriate statistical analyses and data mining methods for real-world data problems.
  • Master programming skills for business analytics. Gain basic skills with information management tools and cloud databases to store, analyze, and extract business-relevant information.
  • Use data visualization to understand and communicate data analyses and report data findings effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills to real-world business challenges in advertising, sports, health, media and emerging technologies.

Our Community at a Glance

Along with your diverse peers, you’ll develop the skills to discover new insights that solve challenges for your organization.

  • 37

    Average Age

  • 86%

    Working Full Time

  • 14%

    Students Outside the U.S.

  • 1.5 years

    Average Time to Complete

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in data analytics requires four courses or 16 credits.

You may choose from the following course groups, using the certificate course search.

  • Introductory course (you may select up to 1 course; however, intro courses are not required for this certificate)
  • Required statistics course (choose one course from select group)
  • Certificate elective courses (choose 2–3 courses from select group)

Courses taken before the 2018–19 academic year do not apply toward this certificate.

Search for Courses

You can browse courses by term — fall, spring, or summer — in the DCE Course Search & Registration platform.

Upcoming Term: Summer 2024

Summer course registration is open through June 20. Learn more about how to register

Fall 2024 courses and registration details will be live in June.

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Prerequisite Knowledge

Introductory statistics is recommended. Some courses require calculus and linear algebra. Business experience is a plus.

If you have a solid foundation in statistics, you may take an additional data analytics elective (for a total of three) in place of the introductory course option. If you have a limited statistical background, you should begin with an introductory course.


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2023–24 rate) $3,220 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $12,880