Who is the Graduate Certificate in Data Science Foundations program for?
Drexel College of Computing & Informatics' Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Certificate in Data Science Foundations is designed for professionals of all backgrounds who would like to learn how to manage and leverage data assets for decision making, problem solving, modeling and related activities.
The certificate provides students with knowledge of fundamental data science concepts and techniques. Students hone their programming skills and learn to use industry-standard tools for data representation, processing, analysis, and interpretation. Elective courses cover diverse aspects of data science ranging from policy and ethics to specialized analytic techniques that can help students develop their ability to derive insights from diverse types of data.
This certificate can be combined with other certificates and/or courses to create the Master of Science degrees listed below.
Data Science Foundations Curriculum
IMPORTANT NOTE: Drexel operates on the quarter, not semester, system, offering classes during four 10-week terms throughout the year.
Please visit Drexel’s Course Catalog for a full description of each required and elective course for this program. You can also find a sample Plan of Study for the certificate.
- A completed application for the online format or on-campus format.
- A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
- Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended. Please note: For students who have attended an institution outside of the US, it is highly recommended to submit a NACES approved course-by-course transcript evaluation (i.e., WES) for expedited review of your application. This approved evaluation will take the place of the transcript requirement to complete your application.
- One letter of recommendation required, two recommended (academic, professional, or both).
- Essay/Statement of Purpose (approximately 500 words).
- Current Resume.
- Additional requirements for International Students.
Please visit our Graduate Admissions page for all deadlines.
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