Data Science

Graduate Certificate

Add data analytics to your professional toolkit.

Business success in today’s world is driven by the collection and interpretation of vast amounts of data. From customer profiles to supply chain logistics, every aspect of a company’s operations can be analyzed and improved through data science. Employers know this — and they’re competing to have top talent join their organizations.

With the Regis Graduate Certificate in Data Science, you can add these valuable tools to your professional skillset and stand out from the crowd. You’ll learn how to manipulate data, utilize statistical data analysis techniques such as machine learning and leverage big data to uncover useful insights.

Classes are offered online and are designed to fit around your busy schedule. Should you decide to pursue a full master's degree in data science, all courses in the certificate program will seamlessly transfer to your master's degree.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses
8-week terms

Time Commitment
6 - 12 months

Key Dates
Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October.

Leidy Boyce

"I wanted to explore new career opportunities through Regis"

Leidy Boyce

M.S. Data Science, 2020

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By the Numbers

Median salary for computer and information research scientists*
Projected job growth through 2029*
463 million
Terabytes of data created daily across the world**

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Computer and Information Research Scientists”
**Seed Science, “How Much Data is Created Every Day?”

Program Details

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MSDS 600: Intro to Data Science

Foundational topics of data science including data manipulation, data analysis using statistics and machine learning and techniques for working with Big Data.

MSDS 610: Data Engineering

Techniques for designing, building, and managing information with relational databases, NoSQL databases and big data infrastructure.

MSDS 650: Data Analytics

Discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data using techniques such as statistical modeling, machine learning, computer programming and data visualization.

MSDS 692: Data Science Practicum I

Provides a hands-on data science lab experience that covers all phases of a typical data science project, including data discovery, data preparation, model planning, model building and communicating results.

To apply to the Data Science Graduate Certificate program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Relevant work experience or bachelor's degree

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Tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year: $948 per credit hour
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Total program credits: 12

Earning your Graduate Certificate in Data Science from Regis sets you apart and expands your professional network — think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Explore our Investing in Your Future graduate financing guide or sign up for one of our upcoming graduate financial aid information sessions.

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A Culture of Excellence

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The Data Science Graduate Certificate Program is offered by the Data and Information Sciences Department in the Anderson College of Business and Computing.