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Data science is a growing field with a large demand for those who have knowledge to solve real-world data science problems. We’ve put together some key information to help you decide if UTSA Online’s 100% Online graduate Data Science certificate program is the right one for you.

What Can I Expect from an Online Data Science Certificate?

There are a variety of career paths you can follow with a data science background, ranging from careers in national security and defense, business, engineering, healthcare, and a variety of science fields. Some of the common job titles related to data science include data analyst, data architect, or database developer. UTSA Online’s graduate Data Science Certificate prepares you for real-world applications and helps you build useful skills such as using, retrieving, analyzing, manipulating, and visualizing data. These skills allow data science professionals to succeed in a field that the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates will grow by 35% in the next decade, and you can become one of them!

What Coursework Can I Expect?

UTSA Online offers a graduate certificate in Data Science. It requires a research component within the following courses:

  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Programming for Data Science
  • Data Organization and Visualization
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Statistical Methods in Research and in Practice

All of our Data Science faculty hold Ph.D.’s from top level universities. These professors are the same faculty teaching the same rigorous courses to our on-campus students, so 100% Online Data Science courses have the exact same quality as UTSA’s on-campus courses.

What Does a Data Science Career Look Like?

The U.S. BLS 2022 median pay for data scientists is $103,500 per year, or $49.76 per hour. In 2022, the number of data science jobs reported were over 168,000. The largest employers, according to the BLS, were computer systems design services, insurance carriers, company management, scientific and technical consulting services, and scientific research services.

The important qualities of a data scientist reported by the BLS include analytical, computer, communication, logical-thinking, math, and problem-solving skills. And guess what? UTSA’s 100% online graduate certificate program is focused on building and improving those skills.

The graduate certificate in Data Science is a great add-on for students in a master’s program, or as a standalone credential to build onto your existing skill set. This certificate will provide you with important courses that can expand on your current degree program in areas like Math, Statistics, Engineering, and Computer Science.

Why Should I Consider A Data Sciences Certificate Online from UTSA?

UTSA is a Tier One research university, and UTSA’s 100% online programs are ranked among the best in the nation. An online certificate is ideal for you if you need more flexibility while furthering your education, and if you’re looking to gain further education in a field you have experience in.

The graduate Data Science certificate is great for those wanting to learn more about data science for their current role, or people who want to make a career change into data science. Working professionals often benefit from an online certificate because of the flexibility and short timeframe offered. Does this sound like a good opportunity for you to advance your career? There’s more!

UTSA’s 100% online graduate Data Science certificate will allow you to pace yourself and work towards completing your certificates in a way that fits your busy lifestyle. You won’t need to worry about having to make it to campus on time, or spend a long time finding a parking spot. You can complete your courses at your own pace, at a time that is convenient for you, without jeopardizing the personal and professional aspects of your life.

In addition to that, you’ll also save a significant amount of money with an online education. The savings you’ll enjoy for the cost of an online program vs. traditional education are clear. With all UTSA Online programs, you’ll pay a flat tuition rate with no out-of-state or amenity fees. The graduate Data Science certificate program will cost just $550 per credit hour. This means you can work towards getting your certificate from anywhere, and without any interruptions. UTSA Online also offers scholarships and financial aid to help make your education even more accessible!

Are You Interested in UTSA Online’s Data Science Program?

If want to pursue a graduate certificate in Data Science, you can contact the UTSA Online Graduate Enrollment team at 210-458-4400 or

We’re here to help you through the admission process and to answer any questions you may have!

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