Graduate Certificate in Data Science

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The fully online Graduate Certificate in Data Science is designed to educate professionals or non-traditional students with a stackable set of core Data Science courses, which help students obtain industry-recognized, immediately valuable, and in-demand skills in the workplace.

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Applicants seeking admission to the Graduate Certificate in Data Science program must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a closely related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  5. Up-to-date Resume
Graduate Certificate in Data Science
Required Courses
COSC 6321Distributed Computing3
COSC 6331Data Visualization3
COSC 6335Big Data Analytics3
COSC 6338Data Science Capstone3
Prescribed Electives3
Select one of the two prescribed electives:
Computer Vision
Deep Learning
Total Hours15

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The Graduate Certificate in Data Science is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Statistical analysis and computing skills.
  • Processing large data sets skills.
  • Machine learning and deep learning skills.
  • Data analysis and visualization skills.