Data Science Graduate Certificates

The Data Science & Analytics Graduate Certificate Program is a look into the core curriculum of Data Science.

Large scale data represents opportunity in nearly every field of advanced study. The online graduate certificate options in data science and analytics from MU will help you understand the full spectrum of data science & analytics and how it can help you make better decisions. If you want to see how data science can help inform and develop future leaders, this may be the certificate for you.

Tailor the certificate to your needs and interests

Choose from three different graduate certificate options: Data Science, Geospatial Analytics, or Health Data Science. Students completing any of these certificates may use the credits earned toward the MS in Data Science & Analytics.

The program is designed for professionals who want to use data to enhance decision making and outcomes.


At the conclusion of the Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Analytics, students will:

  1. Have experience in applying state-of-the-art data science tools and techniques to solve industry, academic, and/or business data and decision-making challenges.
  2. Have a comprehensive understanding of modern data analytics, statistical analysis, and visualization tools that facilitate timely, large data analysis.
  3. Be able to effectively communicate to a broad audience the relevant information derived from large data collections using a variety of visualization and presentation methods.
  4. Understand the fundamental and advanced statistical and mathematical principles upon which advanced data analysis techniques are built.

“The goals of each student vary as widely as their backgrounds and experience. They are professionals that all see the value of data-driven analysis and will each use these new skills to complement their areas of expertise.”

Renee Henderson

DSA Class of ’18

Data Science Graduate Certificate

Required Credits (9 Hours)

DATA SCI 7010 Introduction to Data Analytics

DATA SCI 7020 Statistical and Mathematical Foundations for Data Analytics

DATA SCI 7040 Data Visualization

Elective – one Data Science course from the list below (3 hours)

DATA SCI 7030 Database and Analytics OR

DATA SCI 8010 Data Analytics from Applied Machine Learning

Geospatial Analytics Graduate Certificate

Required Credits (9 Hours)

DATA SCI 7010 Introduction to Data Analytics

DATA SCI 7020 Statistical and Mathematical Foundations for Data Analytics

DATA SCI 8510 Spatial & Geostatistical Analysis

Elective – one Data Science course from the list below (3 hours)

DATA SCI 8520 Geospatial Data Engineering OR

DATA SCI 8530 Remote Sensing Data Analytics

Health Data Science Graduate Certificate

Required Credits (9 Hours)

DATA SCI 7010 Introduction to Data Analytics

DATA SCI 7020 Statistical and Mathematical Foundations for Data Analytics

DATA SCI 8130 Data Science for Health Care

Elective – one Data Science course from the list below (3 hours)

DATA SCI 8140 Advanced Methods in Health Data Science OR

DATA SCI 8160 Population Health Analytics

Taking the Next Step in Data Science

Large scale data represents opportunity in nearly every field of advanced study. The graduate certificate in data science and analytics from MU will help you understand the full spectrum of the science and how it can help you make better decisions. If you want to see how data science can help inform and develop future leaders, this may be the certificate for you.

This program was designed for:

  • Working professionals who deal with data in their business and have institutional support for data science education.
  • Doctoral students of anthropology, biotechnology, business, computer science, geography, geospatial science or related fields.

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