Skip to content
person working digital tablet dock keyboard

Data Science Graduate Certificate

Derive predictive insights by applying advanced statistics, modeling, and programming skills.

  • Get Started

    No Application Required

  • Format

    Online and On Campus Options

  • Tuition

    $13,360

  • Number of Required Courses

    4

What You'll Learn

  • Master key facets of data investigation, including data wrangling, cleaning, sampling, management, exploratory analysis, regression and classification, prediction, and data communication.
  • Implement foundational concepts of data computation, such as data structure, algorithms, parallel computing, simulation, and analysis.
  • Leverage your knowledge of key subject areas, such as game theory, statistical quality control, exponential smoothing, seasonally adjusted trend analysis, or data visualization.

Our Community at a Glance

Students learn the latest in data analysis, innovation, and research with hands-on learning and top-tier instructors.

Download: Data Science Graduate Certificate Fact Sheet

  • 35

    Average Age

  • 76%

    Working Full Time

  • 22%

    Students Outside the U.S.

  • 30%

    Complete in Under the Average of 3 Years

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in Data Science requires four courses:

  • One statistics course (choose one from select group)
  • Two electives (choose any two courses from select group)
  • One core data science course (choose one from select group)

Prerequisite Experience

Prior knowledge in statistics and basic programming is recommended for this certificate. If you do not have a strong background in statistics, start with an introductory statistics course, such as STAT E-100 before beginning this certificate.

The Data Science Certificate will be difficult for students with no prior knowledge of Python. If you do not have a background in programming, you should consider first taking CSCI E-7. You may wish to consider our Programming Certificate.

Search for Courses

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

Upcoming Term: Fall 2024

Fall course registration opens July 22 at 9 a.m. ET. Learn more about how to register

Earning Your Certificate

Most of our certificates can be completed online and no formal application process is required to pursue a 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.

Cost

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

Our Tuition (2024–25 rate) $3,340 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $13,360