Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Elmhurst’s graduate certificate in data science consists of five existing courses from the master’s in data science program, and is offered entirely online.

Students who complete the five courses for credit will receive the graduate certificate in data science, or they may complete an additional five courses to earn a master’s degree in data science.

Course Requirements*

Five courses are required:

  • MDS 523 Data Warehousing
  • MDS 534 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
  • MDS 546 Quantitative Methods
  • MDS 549 Data Mining Project
  • One elective from any graduate program at Elmhurst

If a student chooses to complete the master’s in data science, additional coursework will include MDS 535, MDS 556, MDS 564, MDS 576 and one additional graduate elective at Elmhurst.

 *The program director reserves the right to allow students to substitute required data science courses based upon an admission interview.

Sample Course Sequence

Fall A

  • MDS 523 Data Warehousing

Fall B

  • MDS 546 Quantitative Methods

Spring A

  • MDS 534 Data Mining and Business Intelligence

Spring B

  • MDS 549 Data Mining Project

Summer

  • One elective from another graduate program at Elmhurst

How to Apply

To apply for the graduate certificate in data science, complete the online application by following the instructions for non-degree students. If you wish to complete the additional five courses to earn the master’s in data science, you must apply following all of the admission requirements for the master’s degree program.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission at (630) 617-3400 or admit@elmhurst.edu.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This graduate certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the US Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid. Disclosure Statements about occupations, on-time graduation rate, tuition and fees, and median loan debt for this program can be found here.

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