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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. 

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.

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

Program Coordinator

Dr. Jianwei Niu


Careers to Pursue with a Graduate Certificate in Data Science

There is an industry need for data science-capable professionals, with job titles including

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence
  • Developer

Upon completion, you will be prepared to apply data science in real-world in areas like:

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


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.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Jianwei Niu


 General University Requirements Must meet certificate program regulations.
 Application A completed Graduate School application, unless currently enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student.
 Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
 Resume or Curriculum Vitae Not required.
 Letters of Recommendation Nor required.
 Statement of Purpose Not required.
 Test Scores Not required.
 Evaluation of Foreign Credentials All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.

  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429,, or online.
  • If you need a request form, click on Application Information and Instructions, scroll down to item 7 and click on Printable FCSA form.
 International Applicants Must meet international graduate student admission requirements

  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
 Other None.

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