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  |    Tuition Cost

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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.

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

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: N/A

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.


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

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must upload a copy (PDF) of your transcript in the application form. International transcripts must be translated into English.

If admitted, you must then request an official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to 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.

Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions must be submitted and applicants must disclose any previous academic or disciplinary sanctions that resulted in their temporary or permanent separation from a previous post-secondary institution. If it is found that previous academic or disciplinary separations were not disclosed, applicants may face denial and admitted students may face dismissal from their academic program.

Personal Statement

Prepare a brief but careful statement regarding:

  1. Discuss your educational and career goals and how a certificate in data science will help you achieve those goals.
  2. Talk about your programming experience.
  3. Describe a situation where you had to handle conflict in a team-based setting.​

Statements must be included with your submitted application.


A current resume is required with your submitted application.

International Applicants

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.


For program-specific application questions, please contact the UNH Online Student Success Coaches: or 855.250.6699

Explore Program Details

Tuition & Fees:

The University of New Hampshire’s online graduate tuition and fees information is available on the UNH Business Services Website. Program costs and technology fees are subject to change.

Course Fees: Specific courses may have additional course fees. Visit the course schedule for more information. 


Financial Aid:

Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loans are a form of federal financial aid available to Graduate Students. To apply, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


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

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