Certificate in Data Science

Acquire Valuable Insights From Data Sets at Any Scale


Program Details

  • Location: Bellevue, Online, Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 8 - 11 months
  • Class Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,825

Next start date

October 3, 2017

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About this Program

Businesses and organizations today have ready access to huge amounts of data, but they’re less adept at making sense of it. The role of the data scientist — turning statistical information into meaningful, actionable insights — is increasingly crucial as companies strive to stay ahead of the competition.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll discover how to apply cutting-edge tools and techniques to extract meaning from data sets ranging in size from gigabytes to petabytes. Use statistics, machine learning, algorithms and other techniques to analyze real-life data scenarios to make informed business decisions. Take your data analytics abilities, and your career, to the next level.

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Technically oriented professionals who work with data and have some background in statistics, SQL and programming.

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  • Popular data storage and manipulation tools such as Hadoop and MapReduce
  • Core statistical and machine learning techniques
  • The differences between relational and non-relational databases
  • How to apply data science to business intelligence, scientific research, marketing and other fields


At the end of the program, you’ll solve a real data science problem through an online competition.


You may be eligible to apply for a UWPCE Certificate Scholarship to cover the cost of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. See the scholarship page for eligibility information and application instructions.

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.

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Learning Formats


Attend class in person and engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub. You must attend at least 60 percent of your class sessions in person. You may view the remainder online, either as recorded sessions or in real time (limit of two live-streamed sessions per quarter).


Courses are streamed online in real time from the classroom. You interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, using Adobe Connect web conferencing software. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub.

For added flexibility, each quarter you may view recordings of up to 40 percent of your class sessions instead of attending in real time. You also can attend the classroom sessions in person if space is available.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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