Data Science Certificate

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Data Science Certificate

 Credit Hours: 12

 Program Length: 4 months

 Cost: $800 / $880 per credit

The University of New Hampshire's Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science exposes students to current, cutting edge algorithms, coding languages, statistical modeling and visualization tools through guided, online instruction and applied case studies.

Program Overview

What is data science?

Put the power of data programming, statistics and predictive modeling to work for you with our online certificate in data science. This course is designed for busy professionals, allowing you to continue working while you learn on your own schedule. You’ll be exposed to cutting-edge algorithms, coding languages, statistical modeling and visualization tools through guided, online instruction and applied case studies. Increase your earning potential, advance your career and make a greater impact within your business or organization with these advanced data analytic and coding skills.

Why study data science at UNH?

You’ll be able to complete your data science certification in as few as 16 weeks with this online graduate program. While facilitated by our knowledgeable instructors, the courses are asynchronous, meaning you’ll be able to complete your studies at your own pace, on your own schedule. You’ll also have the support of a student success coach to help you get the most out of the program. Applications are accepted for start dates in the spring or fall.

Potential careers

  • Business analyst
  • Computer scientist
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Database administrator
  • Financial analyst
  • Marketing professional
  • Programmer
  • Researcher
  • Statistician

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Curriculum & Requirements

The Introduction to Data Science Certificate is an online 16 week graduate program that exposes students to current, cutting edge data programming, statistical modeling and visualization tools through guided, online instruction and applied case studies. This certificate program offers a flexible, short-­turnaround time to completion allowing busy employees to participate. Enjoy applied learning in a self­-paced but facilitated environment with course instructors and a student success coach.

  • Introduction to Data Science to provide basic level of quantitative training
  • In as little as 16 weeks to Certificate completion
  • Exposure to the tools and methods used in today's ever changing data science environment
  • Interdisciplinary and applied nature


Who Should Enroll?

Professionals who want to increase their earning potential, advance their careers, and make a greater impact within their business or organization with advanced data analytic and coding skills. This certificate is beneficial to those in the fields of business analyst, data analyst, financial analyst, computer scientist, programmers, database administrators, researchers, statisticians, and marketing.

Admissions Information

Please see the Graduate School website for admissions requirements.
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The graduate certificate in Data Science requires the completion of 4 core courses.

DATA 800Introduction to Applied Analytic Statistics3
DATA 820Programming for Data Science3
DATA 821Data Architecture3
DATA 822Data Mining and Predictive Modeling3
Total Credits12

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Admissions Requirements

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree (no specific field of study is required) from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants should have demonstrated quantitative aptitude in undergraduate coursework or similar work experience in an analytic field. Prior coursework may include statistics, chemistry, physics, mathematics or other quantitative courses.

Submit an application to the UNH Graduate School with the following:


Application Deadlines

Priority consideration is given to students whose applications and required materials are received by the following deadlines:

  • Fall/August Admission (e-Term 1):  Applications due June 15th 
  • Spring/January Admission (e-Term 3):  Applications due December 15th

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for 2018-19 Academic Year:

  • $800 per credit for New Hampshire (NH) residents
  • $880 per credit for non-NH residents                                                                  

Program Total Number of Credits: 12 credit hours

Technology Fee per Semester:

  • 1-4 credits $26.00
  • 5-8 credits $56.25
  • 9-16 credits $102.50


Our program has five 8-week e-terms per academic calendar year. Students who successfully complete two courses per e-term, as outlined below, earn their certificate in 4 months. Taking fewer courses per term will extend the completion timeframe.

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