Pursue a Data Science Graduate Certificate
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. A Graduate Certificate in Data Science can give you the credentials you need to upgrade your skillset or explore a new field. And you don’t have to have a background in computer science or statistics to get started.
Our 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Data Science is a fully online program designed for the working adult with a college or graduate degree.
Upon completion of our program, you will receive a notification on your transcript and a certificate you can display to showcase your skills.
Select the start date that fits your schedule
Upcoming start dates:
• Spring 2020: Feb. 24, 2020
• Summer 2020: June 15, 2020
Continuing courses run every eight weeks on the following schedule:
• Spring 2020-Block 1: Dec. 30, 2020
• Spring 2020-Block 2: Feb. 24, 2020
• Summer 2020-Block 1: April 20, 2020
• Summer 2020-Block 2: June 15, 2020
• Fall 2020-Block 1: August 17, 2020
• Fall 2020-Block 2: October 12, 2020**
**All terms are eight weeks except Fall 2020—Block 2 which contains an additional week to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday.
Designed for working adults, all courses are fully online. You can start the program at six different points throughout the year.
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.
Learn by working with authentic data sets and projects relevant to your field.
Earn Your Data Science 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.
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.
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.