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Applied Data Analytics Certificate

The Certificate in Applied Data Analytics is a foundational certificate, offered 100 percent online. This graduate-level certificate is designed for professionals seeking to develop skills and experience working with data in support of improved decision making.

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

Who should take this certificate program?

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

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.

Application Information

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

No additional application, approval or fees are required. Interested students should contact Julio Garcia via email at or schedule a meeting.

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Tuition: $575/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2020-21 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.