Program Overview:

Advanced Data Science Certificate Program

For students who have completed a Predictive Analytics or Data Science graduate degree program, this certificate provides a unique and in-depth exploration into the various industry-based applications of their specific skillset. The program offers students the opportunity to pursue concentrations in analytics fields that they were unable to study during their graduate programs, including elective offerings in artificial intelligence, sports, marketing, risk, web, text, and real-time analytics. This also affords students the ability to return to study any of the exciting offerings in the Special Topics electives, which represent our faculty’s forays into cutting-edge aspects of the predictive analytics field.

Required Courses

To earn a certificate, students must complete any four of the following courses. In some cases, students who have completed equivalent coursework previously may be allowed to replace the required course with another course in the field.

Please note that courses completed in the certificate program cannot be transferred to the corresponding graduate degree.


  • CIS 436-DL Big Data Management/Analytics
  • MSDS 410-DL Regression and Multivariate Analysis
  • PREDICT 450-DL Marketing Analytics
  • PREDICT 451-DL Risk Analytics
  • PREDICT 452-DL Web and Network Data Science
  • PREDICT 453-DL Text Analytics
  • PREDICT 454-DL Advanced Modeling Techniques
  • PREDICT 455-DL Data Visualization
  • PREDICT 456-DL Sports Performance Analytics
  • PREDICT 457-DL Sports Management Analytics
  • PREDICT 460-DL Decision Analytics
  • PREDICT 490-DL Special Topics
  • PREDICT 490-DL Special Topics