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Certificate in Data Science

Acquire Valuable Insights From Data Sets


Program Details

  • Location: Online, Downtown Seattle, Bellevue
  • Duration: Varies
  • Times: Flexible
  • Cost: $4,335

Next start date:

October 2020

Or get started now in a self-paced session

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About this Program

Businesses and organizations today have ready access to huge amounts of data, but they can be less adept at making sense of it. The role of the data scientist — turning data 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. 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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Technical professionals with data and programming experience who want to learn how to apply advanced machine learning and predictive analytics techniques. 

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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


  • How to build a data science pipeline
  • Data exploration and visualization with large data sets
  • Advanced statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms
  • 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. Learn more about our self-paced online option.


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, 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 »


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


Closed Sessions

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