Certificate in Data Science

Acquire Valuable Insights From Data Sets


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $4,980

Next start date:

April 2024

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About this Program

With so much information available at our fingertips, extracting meaningful connections and context from data is more important than ever. That’s where data scientists come in. Part mathematician, part computer scientist, part trend-spotter, data scientists turn their organization’s information stockpiles into relevant and actionable insights, which can help companies stay ahead of their competition.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll discover how to apply standard tools and processes to extract correlations 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. This program is also good for managers with a technical background who want to effectively lead a team of data scientists.

This program is taught using Python, and students should be comfortable working in this programming language. Those looking for an introductory course should consider taking Foundations of Programming (Python)

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Video Overview

Certificate in Data Science instructor Mohamed Mneimneh explains how the certificate enables students to boost their skills and leverage data to drive high value to their organizations.

Duration: 02:25


  • What the data science process looks like for business, scientific research and other fields
  • How to apply the data science process to various industry challenges and real-world scenarios 
  • 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
  • Solve end-to-end data science problems, from ideation to cloud deployment, using the Python programming language
  • 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.

Career Stats


Alumni working in field

Top Employers

Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Facebook, Expedia Group


Projected job growth for data scientists in Washington state (2020–2030)


Average salary for data scientists in Washington state (2021)


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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 Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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 »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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