Syracuse University

Through its School of Information Studies, Syracuse offers a Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science. The reasonably priced 15-credit certificate is a hybrid program with classes taken online and on campus.

The program focuses on data management and applied data science and includes courses in data analytics, data storage, data visualization, and general data management. Completing this program can boost your candidacy for a business analyst position. Syracuse offers a free online Introduction to Data Science course.

Stanford University

Stanford offers an online graduate certificate in Data Mining and Applications. The 15-credit program comes with a hefty price tag but features robust courses in data mining and analysis, paradigms in data, and modern applied statistics. It also comes with the Stanford pedigree, a big plus when competing for technology jobs.

Program requirements include a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.5 GPA and a background in probability and matrix algebra. This program is intended for practicing professionals looking to deepen their knowledge of data science.

University of California, San Diego

UC San Diego offers an online certificate program in Data Mining. The 15-credit program consists of four core courses and one elective. The modestly priced program requires only an intro statistics class as a prerequisite. This business-focused certificate prepares its students with the skills “necessary to design, build, verify, and test predictive data models.”

University of Washington

Through its School of Professional and Continuing Education, the University of Washington offers a certificate in Data Science. This reasonably priced hybrid program is approved by the UW Department of Computer Science & Engineering. The intensive program features three robust courses in nine months. Courses include Introduction to Data Science, Methods for Data Analysis, and Deriving Knowledge from Data at Scale.

The UW program features an Introduction to core statistical and machine learning techniques, a capstone project, and hands-on experience with Hadoop and MapReduce. The certificate is geared to those in related fields – data analysts, software engineers, statisticians, and database administrators – looking to break into data science.

University of Arkansas

Through its Walton College of Business, the University of Arkansas offers a Business Intelligence Certificate. The 12-credit post-baccalaureate certificate can be used as a gateway toward a University of Arkansas Master of Information Systems (MIS) degree. This one-year executive program is offered on campus, but features flexible Saturday courses.

The program prepares students with business intelligence, data mining, data warehousing, and information management.