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Data Science Certificate (Graduate)

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Use the power of data to help business, government and society make better decisions.

Data science is one of the hottest careers in the nation today, with demand predicted to grow even more in the future. It’s common to see it rated as the number one career in the nation on major employment websites such as CareerCast and Glassdoor. The SDSU graduate certificate in data science provides training in a wide range of powerful data science analysis and computation methodologies that have proven to be extremely valuable in today’s data rich businesses and organizations. Even better, it is completely online, making it a great option for working professionals wishing to enhance their skills in this critical area. 

If you want to use your quantitative talents to make a difference by solving important and challenging problems, this program could be right for you. You don’t have to have an undergraduate major in mathematics or statistics to succeed; this program is accessible to people from a wide variety of other undergraduate backgrounds as well, including economics, engineering, computer science, the physical sciences and many others.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are an analytical, logical thinker.
  • Are curious and enjoy solving problems.
  • Enjoy an intellectual challenge.
  • Want your work to make a difference.
  • Want to be valuable to a wide range of potential employers.

Career Opportunities

  • Data scientist
  • Predictive analyst
  • Statistician
  • Financial/business analyst
  • Risk analyst