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Data Science

Graduate Certificate

IBM estimates that more than 90 percent of the data in the world has been created since 2011. Data science is an emerging industry as a result of this massive data growth. It is predicted that more than 1.5 million US jobs in data science will be created in the next five years. The data science certificate can give you a competitive advantage for these opportunities.

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science is a great introduction to data science for technology-oriented working professionals or recent graduates seeking an advantage in a competitive job market. Course topics include cloud computing, high-performance computing, data mining, machine learning, data analysis, and more.

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  

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Data Science, you must complete 12 credit hours. You may choose any four courses from the approved list of graduate courses listed within the MS in Data Science curriculum.

NOTE: If you choose to pursue the IU Online MS 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.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
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) 

Applicants are encouraged to consult the Data Science How To Apply page for application open dates and deadlines. 


CSCI-B 505Applied Algorithms3 Credits
CSCI-B 551Elements of Artificial Intelligence3 Credits
CSCI-B 561Advanced Database Concepts3 Credits
CSCI-B 657Computer Vision3 Credits
ENGR-E 511Machine Learning for Signal Processing3 Credits
ENGR-E 516Engineering Cloud Computing3 Credits
ENGR-E 517High Performance Computing3 Credits
ENGR-E 533Deep Learning Systems3 Credits
ENGR-E 583Information Visualization3 Credits
ILS-Z 534Search3 Credits
ILS-Z 639Social Media Mining3 Credits
INFO-I 526Applied Machine Learning3 Credits
INFO-I 535Management, Access and Use of Big and Complex Data3 Credits
INFO-I 590Topic: Introduction to NLP for Data Science3 Credits
INFO-I 590Topic: Applied Data Science3 Credits
INFO-I 590Topic: Data Visualization3 Credits
INFO-I 606Network Science3 Credits
STAT-S 520Introduction to Statistics3 Credits
STAT-S 681Topics in Applied Statistics: Regression Models and Parametrics3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $490.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1470.00

-Admitted students will be awarded departmental aid to reduce their overall tuition. 

-Additional fees will apply.

-This program is ineligible for financial aid.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $812.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2437.50
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