Graduate Certificate in Data Science

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

The Princeton Review: Best Business Schools, 2022The 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: June 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

View current tuition and fees for this program

Financial Assistance Information

Federal student loan aid may be available for this program--see Federal Student Aid for details and use Suffolk's code: 002218. Suffolk University also offers several options to help you finance your graduate studies. Learn about the discounts that may be available to you.

Visit Student Financial Services to view graduate loan and financing options.

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