Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Designed for students interested in using data and analytics to solve complex business problems, this program teaches statistical concepts for understanding, conducting, and interpreting analyses and results.

The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics gives you hands-on experience in using the full scope of MS Excel to visualize and analyze data to create business insights. In this program, you will gain the skills necessary to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in Excel. In addition to gaining foundational skills—including various descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics techniques using SAS Base—you will acquire coding skills highly sought after by employers.

This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in one semester and can be taken on campus or online. You can continue to build on your analytics knowledge by stacking the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics with our Graduate Certificates in Data Management, Data Science, or Financial Technology. If you apply to the MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree program or another graduate business degree program, you may be able to apply the courses in this certificate program to reduce the time it will take to complete your master’s degree.

Courses are taught by leading faculty members at the Sawyer Business School, which is ranked among the best in the world.

View the Data Analytics curriculum

Applying to the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
  • Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who attend a graduate admission event)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal statement (essay)

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics (2022-2023)

Per credit (on campus): $1,638
Per credit (online): $1,231

Financial Aid for Graduate Study

Suffolk University is pleased to offer both merit- and need-based financial aid to graduate students—these awards can be up to $23,000 per academic year. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.

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