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Data Journalism

Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Data Journalism offers instruction in coding, data visualization, ethics, interviewing, journalistic research methods, machine learning, and web scraping. 

Expand your skills and knowledge with this interdisciplinary certificate offered in a collaboration between The Media School and the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Learn to analyze data to tell stories comprehensively and ethically. Boost your watchdog credentials. Prepare to enter newsrooms and other creative spaces with data science literacy, strong writing skills, and visual communication skills. 

Your Graduate Certificate in Data Journalism gives you a foundation for such careers as: 

  • Data analyst
  • Interactive designer
  • Investigative journalist or reporter
  • High school journalism teacher
  • Documentary filmmaker
  • Television anchor

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Data Journalism, you must complete 12 credit hours. You work with faculty to select your courses. 

This certificate can be applied toward a data journalism concentration in the media school’s Master of Science in Media.

See courses you can take and find course descriptions with our Search Schedule of Classes/Courses tool.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA over the last two years of an undergraduate program
To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:
  • CV or resume
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Writing sample or portfolio
  • A letter of recommendation 

Faculty Profiles

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $418.03
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1254.09

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1330.51
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3991.53
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