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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. 

The 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 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


Tuition for the graduate certificate in Data Science is $550 per credit hour

Careers in Data Science

Because there is a growing need for data-science capable professionals, this program prepares individuals for careers in data science-related fields.

After you complete this program, 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

Application Requirements

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition for the Graduate Certificate in Data Science program is $550 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).