Program Overview:

Data Science and Analytics Certificate Program

The Data Science and Analytics certificate will give designers the tools they need to communicate complex data accurately and effectively. The courses in this certificate will enable students to work with data analysts within their organizations to translate data into images and stories that executives and customers can understand. Applicants must possess a graduate degree in order to be considered for this program.

Required Courses

To earn a certificate, students must complete the following four 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.

This certificate program can only be completed online.


  • MS_IDS 409-DL Data Management Principles
  • MS_IDS 452-DL Intro to Data and Analytics
  • MS_IDS 453-DL Techniques of Analytics
  • MS_IDS 455-DL Data and Text Visualization