Certificate Program

A Certificate in Data Science prepares students to harness, analyze, and interpret data in real-word applications.

The certificate program in Data Science corresponds to the study of 18 credits of graduate work composed of one course taken from each of the 5 core categories of Data Science coursework, with the sixth course being an elective in an area of interest or concentration. A Graduate Certificate is granted after completion of this six-course program of study. These courses may also subsequently be applied to a degree program at WPI (including the M.S. degree in Data Science) as long as the courses meet the requirements of that degree program.

 I. Core Data Science Course Work for the Certificate Program (15 Credits)

  1. Integrative Data Science
    • * DS 501 Introduction to Data Science

  2. Mathematical Analytics (Select one):
    • *MA 543/DS 502 Statistical Methods for Data Science
    • MA 542. Regression Analysis
    • MA 554. Applied Multivariate Analysis

  3. Data Access and Management (Select one):

    • *CS 542. Database Management Systems

    • *MIS 571. Database Applications Development

    • CS 561. Advanced Topics in Database Systems

    • CS 585/DS 503. Big Data Management

  4. Data Analytics and Mining (Select one):

    • *CS 548. Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

    • CS 539. Machine Learning

    • CS 586/DS 504. Big Data Analytics

  5. Business Intelligence and Case Studies (Select one):

    • *MIS 584. Business Intelligence

    • MKT 568. Data Mining Business Applications

For your sixth course in an elective area, please see the courses here.



For more information on the on-campus certificate program, please contact:

Data Science Program
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
E-mail: datascience@wpi.edu  
Phone: +1-508-831-5815
Fax: +1-508-831-5776  

For more information on off-campus certificate opportunities, please contact:

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