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Certificate in Data Science

Acquire Valuable Insights From Data Sets


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $4,497

Next start date:

January 26, 2022

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About this Program

Organizations of all kinds accumulate huge amounts of data, but they often struggle to make sense of it. Data scientists turn data into meaningful and actionable insights, which is increasingly crucial as organizations strive to stay ahead of the competition.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll discover how to apply standard tools and processes to extract insights from data. Use statistical analysis and machine learning algorithms to analyze data sets and help make informed decisions. Take your data analytics abilities, and your career, to the next level.

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Technical professionals with data analysis and programming experience who want to learn how to apply statistical techniques and machine learning in their areas of expertise.  

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Video Overview

Learn more about the UW Certificate in Data Science from instructor Stephen Elston, the managing director of Quantia Analytics.

Duration: 01:20


  • What the data science process looks like for business, scientific research and other fields
  • How to apply the data science process to different problems
  • How to use statistics and visualization to explore data sets 
  • How to weigh the pros and cons of the most common machine learning algorithms


  • Use the Python programming language to summarize and visualize data
  • Use the Python programming language to pre-process data and to train and evaluate machine learning algorithms
  • Complete quizzes as well as both structured and open-ended assignments to demonstrate your data science skills 


You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the Scholarships page.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Formats

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings


Closed Sessions

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