Data Science Graduate Certificate

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With the rise of big data, there’s a real demand for specialized knowledge in data science. Understanding how to gather, analyze, interpret, and visualize data is a valuable skill in all disciplines.

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Online Data Science Graduate Certificate

This graduate certificate is 100% online and designed to give you essential data analytics skills and enhance your value as an essential part of any team. 

UTSA-Online-Data-Science-Graduate-StudentThe Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science prepares you for the future of work, with essential knowledge and skills to solve real-world challenges in almost any business setting.

This 100% online graduate certificate program is designed for students holding a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and includes fundamental knowledge for those without a programming or data science background.

This certificate is perfect for students or current professionals who want to learn data analytics or are required to learn data science for their current role, individuals with a background in statistics looking to increase skills in programming and data management, or developers and tech people who might be looking to change their career or focus on data analytics.

Coursework in this degree program covers: 

  • Computational and statistical foundations of data science
  • Assumptions and limitations of different data analytics techniques
  • Applying data science methodologies and tools to data-driven problems across disciplines
  • Extracting knowledge from big data to address real-world challenges
  • Retrieving, manipulating, analyzing, and visualizing data utilizing Python, R, and other data science tools


Careers to Pursue with a Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Data science-capable professionals will solve problems using data analysis and business knowledge. A career involving data science combines programming and statistics with accurate data management to analyze and communicate their findings in a business setting.

There is a growing need for data science-capable professionals, and this program prepares individuals for careers in data science-related fields. Job titles can include:

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence
  • Developer

After you complete this certificate, you’ll be prepared to apply data science in diverse disciplines such as:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Defense and Security
  • Natural Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Health Care
  • Social Sciences
  • and many others!


Online Data Science Graduate Certificate Courses

Program Prerequisites

The prerequisites for this program are at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, including fine and liberal arts, business, education, engineering, health, humanity, technology, natural science, and social science. To maintain enrollment in the certificate program, students should maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout tenure in the program.

Note: Applicants who are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at UTSA should submit the UTSA Graduate Certificate Form to add a certificate to their current program. Complete and submit the linked form with approved signatures to

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Online Graduate Recruitment Manager

Xiaoqi Jiang | | 210-458-4400

Data Science Program Coordinator

Jianwei Niu |

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition for the Graduate Certificate in Data Science program is $450 per credit hour.

There is an industry need for data science-capable professionals, with job titles including data analyst, business intelligence, and developer. Upon completion, you will be prepared to apply data science in real-world domains including defense and security, natural sciences, the social sciences, engineering, business, education, the humanities, health care, and a variety of other fields.

To complete the Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science, students will take five graduate-level courses (15 credit hours).

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