Data Science Online Certificate Program

The Data Science certificate prepares students to apply Python programming to perform data science tasks, break down business problems into actionable data, apply machine learning methods to build a model, and implement end-to-end data science processes. Students will learn key skills to perform a data engineering role in any industry.

Learn from a faculty of industry leaders in this fully online certificate to advance your career or apply credit earned to one of five SPS online bachelor's degrees.

 

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Enhance professional skillset
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Apply credits to Northwestern online bachelor’s degree 

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Online, asynchronous classes

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Four to six quarters, one course per quarter*

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Fall quarter*

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Four courses to complete the certificate

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Estimated cost $2,300 per course

*If prerequisite courses are needed, entry quarter is Spring and completion time is 6 quarters

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About the Data Science Certificate Program

Data Science Goals and Courses

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Admission for the Data Science Certificate

In addition to completing an online application, you'll also need to submit a few supplemental materials. A list of requirements for admission including application deadlines and tips on how to apply can be found at the Admission page.

Data Science Tuition

Certificate students in the School of Professional Studies pay per course. For more information about tuition and financial obligations, see the Tuition page.

Data Science Registration Information

Registration for courses opens 8 to 10 weeks before each quarter and is accessed CAESAR,  Northwestern's online student records system. View course registration timelines and instructions on the Registration Information page.

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