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Data Science Graduate Certificate

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

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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.

  • 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)

Determine the course progression that is right for you using our recommended course paths.

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: 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.


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