We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.
Note: If you are a graduate of the Certificate in Data Science, or have successfully completed the Data Science: Machine Learning Techniques course prior to Spring 2018, you can just submit an application form and pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee. You do not have to submit the materials listed in Steps 1 and 2.
Applicants must take our online programming test.
Be sure to include the name used on your programming test in your letter of application.
Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 2, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.
We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.
If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on how to register and pay your course fees. To ensure your spot in class, we recommend that you register by the priority registration deadline, which is four weeks before class begins. After that time, we may release your seat to another student. The final registration deadline is two days before the first class meeting.
The UW requires all students, including online students, to be vaccinated against COVID-19. You must provide proof of vaccination status or submit a request for an exemption for medical or religious reasons before you can register for classes.
You may qualify for an income-based scholarship for this program. For more information, see the Scholarships page.
Our students are a diverse group of professionals that include statisticians, applied mathematicians, data scientists and experienced programmers. Applicants are evaluated on their skills and background, and everyone is required to take a programming test (see exceptions below).
Admission requirements vary depending on your field. Review the requirements that pertain to you below.
If you are a programmer, software engineer or another kind of engineer:
If you are a statistician, applied mathematician or data scientist, or have a Ph.D. in another quantitative field:
If you don't meet the requirements above, you might consider enrolling in the Certificate in Data Science first. Or you may go ahead and apply to the Certificate in Machine Learning, and you may be given options for fulfilling the requirements before the program begins.
If you are a graduate of the Certificate in Data Science program, or you have successfully completed the Data Science: Machine Learning Techniques course, you'll be automatically accepted into the program after you submit your application form and fee. You do not have to take the programming test or submit any additional application materials.
Including time in class, you should expect to spend about 9 to 11 hours each week on coursework.
If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Noncredit Programs.