Data Science (Graduate Certificate)

Data Science (Graduate Certificate)

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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.

Credit Hours: 12   |    Program Length: 4 months

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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Experience excellence in data science with UNH's online Data Science Graduate Certificate.

Curriculum & Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Data Science (Online)

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.
Learn more about the program at the program website

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

Deadlines

Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: December 15

Application fee: $25

Campus: Online

New England Regional: No

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

New Hampshire Residents

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.

Transcripts

If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

References should be substantial and should include academic and professional references.

Letters of Recommendation: 2 Required

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

Personal Statement

Prepare responses to three program-specific essay questions.

Statements must be included with your submitted application.

Resume

A current resume is required with your submitted application.

International Applicants

The University of New Hampshire recommends that international applicants who are living outside of the United States, and are planning on pursuing a research based degree, submit a preapplication form before submitting a full application. Your preapplication request will be carefully reviewed and a decision usually provided within 3 weeks. If your preapplication is approved then it is recommended you then submit a full application. If you are currently living in the United States (on a H1B visa, etc.), or you plan on pursuing a professional master’s degree, then you do not need to submit a preapplication.

Prospective international students are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.

Questions

For program-specific application questions, please contact the UNH Online Student Success Coaches: unh.online@unh.edu or 855.250.6699

Student Stories

  • A Logical Balance
    “I like to use logic”, says Vijay Kapuluru. “I enjoy the mental exploration.” Born in India, Vijay emigrated to the United States in 2008. Although he started his working life in mechanical engineering, the explosive growth in IT persuaded him to switch gears and carve out an expanding career in a...
    A Logical Balance
    “I like to use logic”, says Vijay Kapuluru. “I enjoy the mental exploration.” Born in India, Vijay emigrated to the United States in 2008. Although he started his working life in mechanical engineering, the explosive growth in IT persuaded him to switch gears and carve out an expanding career in a...
  • Puzzle Solving
    Cassondra Hulshizer loves a challenge. As a Data Manager with Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, she collects and manages cytogenetic data for tracking leukemia patient treatment results as part of a project with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group headquartered in Boston, MA. “My work in oncology is my...
    Puzzle Solving
    Cassondra Hulshizer loves a challenge. As a Data Manager with Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, she collects and manages cytogenetic data for tracking leukemia patient treatment results as part of a project with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group headquartered in Boston, MA. “My work in oncology is my...

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition for 2020-21 Academic Year*:

  • $785 per credit for New Hampshire (NH) residents
  • $865 per credit for non-NH residents                                                                  

Program Total Number of Credits: 12 credit hours
*eTerm 5 2020 through eTerm 4 2021

Technology Fee per Semester:

  • 1-4 credits: $26.00
  • 5-8 credits: $52.00
  • 9-16 credits: $104.00

ADDITIONAL TUITION & FEES INFORMATION 

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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