Data Science Graduate Certificate

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Pursue a Data Science Graduate Certificate

ONLINE PROGRAM

Truman State University's 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Data Science is a fully online program designed for the working adult with a college or graduate degree who wants to expand their skill set.

Complex data analysis is revolutionizing how we understand the world around us, and many companies are searching for talented professionals who can bring these skills to the workplace. The field of data science will be one of the best-paid job opportunities in the coming years with demand far outpacing the supply of data scientists.

If working with big data and the techniques of data science appeals to you, a Graduate Certificate in Data Science can give you the qualifications necessary to advance in your current career or to pursue a new field. And you don’t have to have a background in computer science or statistics to get started.

Upon completion of our Data Science Graduate Certificate Program, you will receive a notification on your transcript and a certificate you can display to showcase your skills.

Program Overview

• 5 Online Courses
• 15 Credits
• 8-Week Terms
• Total Cost of Program: $5,977.50
• Prerequisites: Intro to Computer Science* & Basic Statistics* OR equivalents

*Available online during Summer Session

Catalog Description

Select the start date that fits your schedule

You can start the program at any of six points during the year. Our tentative calendar for 2019-2020 is:
• Spring 2019—Start 1: Dec. 31, 2018
• Spring 2019—Start 2: Feb. 25, 2019
• Summer 2019—Start 1: April 22, 2019
• Summer 2019—Start 2: June 17, 2019
• Fall 2019—Start 1: Aug. 19, 2019
• Fall 2019—Start 2: Oct. 14, 2019**

**All terms are eight weeks except Fall 2019—Start 2 which contains an additional week to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday.

Convenient

All courses are fully online and are designed for working adults. You can start the program at six different points throughout the year.

Affordable

Truman’s tuition rates are among the most competitive in the Midwest — and for this program, you pay the same flat rate regardless of where you live.

Hands-On

Learn by working with authentic data sets and projects relevant to your own field.

Earn Your Certificate in Less Than a Year

Depending on the point in the year you start, you can be done in as little as 40-45 weeks. Our 15-credit hour program includes five required courses, including a capstone experience. Courses are taught in intensive, eight-week terms. You take one course at a time and move quickly from topic to topic.

Adaptive Learning

The curriculum is designed to help you demonstrate mastery of concepts through adaptive learning technology. You’ll develop projects that are relevant to your current job or the one you aspire to. What’s more, you’ll finish your program with a capstone focused on applying your data science skills to your field of work.

Digital Badges

Our courses incorporate a system of digital badges that highlight the specific skills you’re acquiring as you progress through the program. These badges give you tangible indicators of success within each course that can be useful when interacting with a current or potential employer. Digital badges can be displayed on LinkedIn as well as your online portfolio.

Academic Success Mentor

Our faculty, along with an Academic Success Mentor specifically assigned to support you, will keep you on track.

Why pursue a graduate certificate?
Many jobs require specialized coursework or training, but not every job requires the cost and time of an advanced degree. Graduate certificates – particularly online certificates – are perfectly designed for the working adult with a college or graduate degree who wants to take specific courses that will allow them to take their career to the next level or to pursue a new role in the workplace.
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Contact Information

Have questions? Contact us.

Institute for Academic Outreach
Truman State University
100 E. Normal Ave.
McClain Hall 303
Kirksville, Missouri 63501
Website: institute.truman.edu
Phone: 660-785-5384
Email: institute@truman.edu