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Data Science, Graduate Certificate

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science prepares you for a career in the fast-growing field of data science. This fast, flexible certificate program teaches you the fundamentals of data science so that you can analyze and communicate the meaning behind large amounts of information.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 12

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $490.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $812.50

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Certificate Overview

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science is a great introduction to the field for technology-oriented working professionals and recent graduates seeking a competitive advantage in the job market. Coursework includes classes in cloud computing, high-performance computing, data mining, machine learning, data analysis, and more.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

To be accepted into this program, you must have a bachelor's degree.

To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal statement 
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • GRE scores (highly recommended for consideration, but not required) 
Application Deadlines

Fall semester: May 1

Spring semester: November 1

This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science prepares you for such careers as:

  • Business intelligence analyst 
  • Data mining engineer 
  • Data architect 
  • Data scientist 
  • Analytics manager 
  • Research analyst  

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Data Science, you must complete 12 credit hours from an approved list of online graduate-level courses; completion of four (4) online courses are required for the certificate.

If you choose to pursue the IU Online M.S. in Data Science, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Core Classes for the Graduate Certificate in Data Science
Course Number Course Name Credits
CSCI-B 505 Applied Algorithms 3 Credits
CSCI-B 551 Elements of Artificial Intelligence 3 Credits
CSCI-B 562 Advanced Database Concepts  3 Credits
CSCI-B 657 Computer Vision 3 Credits
ENGR-E 511 Machine Learning for Signal Processing 3 Credits
ENGR-E 516 Engineering Cloud Computing 3 Credits
ENGR-E 517 High Performance Computing 3 Credits
ENGR-E 533 Deep Learning Systems 3 Credits
ENGR-E 583 Information Visualization 3 Credits
ILS-Z 534 Search  3 Credits
ILS-Z 639 Social Media Mining 3 Credits
INFO-I 526 Applied Machine Learning 3 Credits
INFO-I 535 Management, Access, and Use of Big and Complex Data 3 Credits
INFO-I 590 Topic: Introduction to NLP for Data Science  3 Credits
INFO-I 590 Topic: Applied Data Science 3 Credits
INFO-I 590 Topic: Data Visualization 3 Credits
INFO-I 606 Network Science 3 Credits
STAT-S 520 Introduction to Statistics 3 Credits
STAT-S 681 Topics in Applied Statistics: Regression Models and Parametrics 3 Credits.

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