Graduate Certificate in Data Science

This program is designed for students who are interested in becoming data-driven decision-makers.

The Graduate Certificate in Data Science provides you with data skills, knowledge, and confidence that are highly transferable among a wide variety of industries. By integrating the most business-relevant technologies used industry-wide—such as Python, Structured Query Language (SQL), machine learning, optimization, deep learning, forecasting, and more—you will be prepared to make valuable contributions to the data science efforts in any organization.

This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in one or two semesters on campus (with prerequisite coursework in data analytics and/or data management and modeling). You can continue to build on your analytics knowledge by stacking the Graduate Certificate in Data Science with our Graduate Certificates in Data Management or Data Analytics. 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 Science curriculum 

Applying to the Graduate Certificate in Data Science

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 Science (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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