Data Science

Ideal for Professionals with a strong interest in data science seeking to make a career transition and professionals who currently work with large data sets, data management and design, and/or data structures seeking more formalized training in data science.
Program Format This cohort program meets on Friday evenings and Saturdays at our downtown Washington, D.C. campus. 
Program Length Eight courses completed in sequence over five months.
Program Cost Total program tuition including all eight courses is $6,760.00. Most course materials are included.
Start Date Students may apply for admission to the spring, summer, or fall semester cohorts.

Certificate Requirements

To receive the Certificate in Data Science from Georgetown University, participants must successfully complete eight (8) required courses for a total of 10.80 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which is equivalent to 108.0 contact hours.

  Course Name Course Type CEUs
1 Foundations of Data Analytics and Data Science Required 1.20
2 Software Engineering for Data Required 1.80
3 Data Sources & Storage Required 1.20
4 Data Ingestion & Wrangling Required 1.20
5 Data Analysis I: Statistics Required 1.20
6 Data Analysis II: Machine Learning Required 1.80
7 Visual Analytics Required 1.20
8 Applied Data Science (capstone project) Required 1.20
Total 8 Required Courses   10.80

Application Process

Students are required to submit an application in order to enroll and early application is strongly recommended due to limited space availability in the program. Admitted students are required to enroll in all eight courses in the same semester and must complete them in sequence, since each course builds on skills taught in preceding courses. Learn more >>


Georgetown is a proud partner of District Data Labs, a data science research institute, data product incubator, and open source collaborative founded by two of our data science faculty members. Georgetown also partners with Data Community DC, a professional organization that connects and promotes the work of data professionals in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Learn more about capstone project requirements and view past projects >>


Additional Details


Certificate in Data Science Application: Fall 2024
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