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Graduate Certificate in Data Science

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

Students who complete the five courses for credit will earn the graduate certificate in data science, and may complete an additional five courses to earn the M.S. in Data Science and Analytics.

Course Requirements*

Five courses are required:

  • MDS 523 Data Warehousing
  • MDS 534 Introduction to Business Intelligence, Data Mining, and Predictive Modeling
  • MDS 546 Quantitative Methods
  • Students will complete two additional elective courses from the MDSA curriculum.

If a student chooses to complete the master’s in data science and analytics, 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 546 Quantitative Methods

Fall B

  • MDS 523 Data Warehousing

Spring A

  • MDS 534 Introduction to Business Intelligence, Data Mining, and Predictive Modeling

Spring B

  • Elective

Summer

  • Elective

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 and analytics, 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.

These updates are accurate as of Feb. 12, 2021. There may be changes made as the 2021-2022 Academic Catalog is finalized and posted.

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