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  • Online Introduction to Data Science Certificate Program

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Introduction to Data Science

    There’s an enormous need across the industry spectrum for professionals with experience in data science. Drexel University’s online Introduction to Data Science Graduate Certificate gives you a solid foundation to help begin your data science career. This program provides basic skills in Python programming, exploratory data analytics using R, and more to ensure you complete the certificate with a well-rounded introduction to data science.

    Introduction to Data Science Certificate Program Features

    • 100% online
    • Five-course, 15-credit program
    • Offered by Drexel's College of Computing & Informatics

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    Drexel University’s online Graduate Certificate in Introduction to Data Science may be stacked with other certificates to customize your education and/or earn credits toward a master's degree in Data Science or Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Find out more about how a certificate in data science could benefit you.


    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses  
    CS 570 Programming Foundations 3.0
    DSCI 511 Data Acquisition and Pre-Processing 3.0
    INFO 659 Introduction to Data Analytics 3.0
    Electives
    Choose two:
    6.0
     
    CS 500 Fundamentals of Databases
    CS 590 Privacy
    INFO 605 Database Management Systems
    INFO 623 Social Network Analytics
    INFO 648 Healthcare Informatics
    INFO 712 Information Assurance
    INFO 725 Information Policy and Ethics
    Total Credits   15.0

    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year bachelor's degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
    • GPA of 3.0 in a prior completed degree, bachelor's and above
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores are not required

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • One letter of recommendation, two suggested (academic, professional, or both)
    • Essay/Statement of Purpose
      • In approximately 500 words, describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you.
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2021-2022 is $1355 per credit.

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2021-2022 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2021

    September 20, 2021

    December 4, 2021

    December 6, 2021

    December 11, 2021

    Winter 2022

    January 3, 2022

    March 12, 2022

    March 14, 2022

    March 19, 2022

    Spring 2022

    March 28, 2022

    June 4, 2022

    June 6, 2022

    June 11, 2022

    Summer 2022

    June 20, 2022

    August 27, 2022

    August 29, 2022

    September 3, 2022

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