Certificate in Data Science

Acquire Valuable Insights From Data Sets at Any Scale


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online, Bellevue
  • Duration: Varies
  • Times: Evenings, Flexible
  • Cost: $3,825

Next start date:

January 23, 2018

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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 processes to extract meaning from data sets ranging in size from gigabytes to petabytes. Use statistics, machine learning and algorithms, and other techniques to analyze real-life data scenarios and help 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.

See Requirements


  • How to build a data science pipeline
  • Data exploration and visualization with large data sets
  • Advanced statistical techniques and machine learning models, including supervised and unsupervised learning
  • How to apply data science to business problems, scientific research, marketing and other fields


  • Use the Python programming language to manipulate and display data
  • Complete a capstone project to demonstrate your data science skills 

Choose the Right Format for You

This certificate program is part of Career Accelerator, which offers a variety of flexible learning formats online and in the classroom. Our new self-paced online option starts in winter 2018.


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.

Learning Formats

Online, Self-Paced

Enjoy the flexibility of learning at your own pace, with instructor support along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with no class meetings or fixed deadlines — so you can start anytime. You have up to four months to complete each course and up to two years to complete the program. Learn More »

Online, Group-Paced

Start and finish your program with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings. 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, Self-Paced

Online, Group-Paced


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