The Data Science Graduate Certificate is an online program designed to help you quickly acquire new skills you can apply to this rapidly expanding field. Accelerate your career by enhancing your ability to manage, analyze, and draw conclusions from large amounts of data and applying your findings to your field of interest, such as science, business, government, engineering, and health care.
A tech-related undergraduate degree is not required to pursue this program.
Data Science — Why Truman?
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Personalized attention from expert faculty
A program designed for the working professional
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An introduction to the world of Data Science and in-depth exposure to the statistical software environment “R.”
An exploration of techniques used to manage and prepare very large data sets.
An exploration of techniques used to find patterns in very large data sets, with an emphasis on the statistical structure of the approaches and practical uses of key tools.
Get familiar with statistical learning techniques (regression, regularization, and principal component analysis) and programming in a popular machine learning language such as R.
Working alone or in a pre-approved group, you’ll complete a data science project within your given discipline. The deliverables for this project include a technical paper written in R Markdown that details the project and the steps taken.
Total hours: 15
Want to proceed to the master’s degree?
Simply apply to the master’s degree program as you are finishing the graduate certificate. You’ll only have 15 more credits to go.
The graduate certificate is stackable which means if you ever choose to return and complete your Master’s degree, all your certificate credits will count toward it.
Data Science Program—Academic Calendar
Program starts in spring and fall each year. Eight-week courses offered year-round.
|Spring First Block||Spring Second Block||Summer Eight-Week||Fall First Block||Fall Second Block|
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- Online application ($40 application fee)
- Official transcripts demonstrating:
- completion of baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (or international equivalent)
- 2.5 cumulative GPA
- completion of STAT 190 – Basic Statistics*
- completion of CS 170 – Intro to Computer Science*
*If you need help completing these requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org about fulfilling them as part of the data science graduate program.
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*Total estimated tuition based on 2023-24 academic year. Tuition subject to change.