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Who should take this certificate program?

This certificate is for experienced professionals possessing a bachelor’s degree in any field.

Graduates of the certificate will be able to:

  • Evaluate business challenges and formulate questions leading to solutions
  • Identify data needs to answer business questions
  • Apply modern techniques to retrieve and prepare data for analysis
  • Communicate results as action-oriented and meaningful
  • Integrate ethical considerations in data collection and reporting

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Degree Details


Tuition: $575/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2021-22 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.


How long will it take to earn the certificate?

The 12-credit certificate program can be completed in two semesters and consists of four foundational courses from the Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics curriculum. These courses cover topics related to the data analytics process, data transformation, data management, applied statistics, data visualization, storytelling, and the ethical considerations of data analytics.

Required Courses

CIS 6105 Data Analytics for Decision Making
CIS 6107 Data Storage and Retrieval
CIS 6110 Advanced Data Analytics
CIS 6113 IT Management Ethics

The courses that comprise this certificate program may be applied toward the Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics degree program.

Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.

Application Deadlines

Students can apply to start the Certificate in Applied Data Analytics in the fall or spring semesters.

Fall: Aug. 15
Spring: Dec. 15


New Students
  • B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8
Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
Returning Students

A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.