Data Science

Graduate Certificate

Asynchronous Online | Four Course | 12-Credit | Complete in 2 Semesters

URI Online’s Graduate Certificate in Data Science provides the unique experience needed to build proficiency in large scale datasets, data programming, data visualization, and data communication.

This gateway certificate is ideal for working professionals, recent graduates looking to enter the field, and those seeking career advancement in data science.

Courses included:
DSP 552: Computer-based Data Exploration
DSP 553: Mathematical Methods for Data Science
DSP 555: Multivariate Statistical Learning for Data Science
DSP 556: Machine Learning for Data Science

Summer 2023 Dates

4/4Application Deadline
5/9Classes Begin
$823Tuition per credit

Admission Criteria

  • College transcripts from all institutions attended
  • 3.0 or higher GPA preferred
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement (300-500 words) discussing:
    • How are you utilizing data in your current profession and what do you want to achieve by obtaining the Graduate Certificate in Data Science at URI?
    • Define any gaps you aim to fill in your education and/or profession with this certificate.
    • How do you see this certificate helping you meet your future professional and/or educational goals?
    • Which course are you most looking forward to taking and why?

Technology Requirements

  • Linux (Ubuntu 16 or comparable)
  • MacOS (10.10 or higher), or Windows (10 home or higher)
  • 8GB RAM
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Web browser (Safari, Firefox, or Chrome)
  • At least 2GB free disk space

GRE is NOT required.

Career Opportunities

Advance your career with URI Online’s Data Science Graduate Certificate.

As new technologies are developed, data is increasingly in demand, and a graduate certificate in data science from the University of Rhode Island will help you stand out.

Data managers, analysts, visualizers, engineers, miners, modelers, advisors and more are employed across industries including healthcare, marketing and communications, finance, and government.

“Professionals with the right combination of skills in computing, data analysis, and statistics are highly sought after in all types of organizations and industries. The Data Science Graduate Certificate offered through URI Online will provide the practical training and tools needed to advance within the workforce.”
Nancy Eaton, Ph.D.; Director, Data Science; Mathematics Professor

Get in touch.

Program Director
Nancy Eaton
Professor & Director of Data Science

URI Online Student Support Center
401.874.5280