Data Science (Graduate Certificate)

The Data Science Graduate Certificate provides a unique and rigorous skills-driven curriculum for individuals interested in building careers in data science and/or big data management. The program requires 12 credit hours.

For the detailed requirements, please refer to the Data Science (Graduate Certificate) Program Catalog.

Why Choose Data Science Graduate Certificate?

Graduate certificate completers will gain knowledge of cutting-edge data science technologies and acquire critical programming, computational, analytics, research design, data ethics and data related communication skills employers are increasingly looking after in a digital economy.

What Will You Learn?

  • Apply methods for data collection, manipulation, and integration.
  • Develop in depth understanding of cutting-edge technologies in data science: visualization, machine learning, data mining techniques, predictive modeling, and statistics.
  • Gain experience in frontline data-science problems in a variety of fields - problem analysis and decision-making.
  • Communicate and present effectively data analysis results, address ethical issues about intellectual property, data security, integrity, and privacy.

What Will You Do?

Data scientists are in great demand, taking the coveted No. 2 spot on Glassdoor's Best Jobs in America list for 2021 with 5,971 job openings, and the demand continues to grow. In 2012, the Harvard Business Review billed data scientists as the sexiest job of the 21st century. (Source:

The field is in such high demand especially because businesses and the government need data analytics to stay competitive. Nearly every company now collects substantial amounts of data. This has led to a higher demand for employees with specific skills who can effectively organize and analyze this data to glean business insights. Some of the top data scientist job roles are data scientist, researcher, and big data specialist.