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Submission Deadline

Apr 29, 2022

The Certificate in Data Science is a cohort-based, competitive program with a selective admission process. An application is required to enroll in the program. If accepted, students are required to enroll in all eight courses and complete the program in one semester. A completed application will include the following documents: 

  • Completed application form
  • Resume/CV (please submit as PDF)
  • Statement of Purpose (please submit as PDF)

Program Pre-requisites

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Basic familiarity with programming or a programming language
  • A laptop for class meetings and coursework

Students must have general competence with algebra (to build models) and statistics (to analyze data) in addition to a basic understanding of calculus (to understand optimization problems). Please be aware of the time commitment related to this program; students may spend anywhere from 5-20 hours a week on work/projects depending on their expertise and/or work ethic. 

Computer Programming Pre-requisites

During the program, students will use the Python programming language extensively in class and for the team project. For the students who have limited or no programming experience, we will be offering XBUS-490 Python Basics for Data Analysis as a free optional course for the Summer 2022 cohort of Data Science students. The course will meet on consecutive Saturdays, April 23 and April 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The class size will be small and limited to only registered Data Science students for Summer 2022.  You will experience live instruction from a Data Science instructor to prepare you for success in the Data Science certificate. We also recommend the following resources:


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