Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Analytics

The objective of the Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Analytics is to enable students from multiple difference graduate programs at the University of Missouri to receive education and training in the emerging field of Data Science.  Data science skills are increasingly necessary for all fields of advanced study due to the emergence of large scale data and the incumbent challenges across academia and industry.

At the conclusion of the Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Analytics, students will:

  1. Have experience in applying state-of-the-art data science tools and techniques to solve industry, academic, and/or business data and decision-making challenges.
  2. Have a comprehensive understanding of modern data analytics, statistical analysis, and visualization tools that facilitate timely, large data analysis.
  3. Be able to effectively communicate to a broad audience the relevant information derived from large data collections using a variety of visualization and presentation methods.
  4. Understand the fundamental and advanced statistical and mathematical principles upon which advanced data analysis techniques are built.


A total of 15 credit hours of coursework is required.

Required coursework:12
DATA_SCI 7600Introduction to Data Science and Analytics3
DATA_SCI 8610Statistical and Mathematical Foundations for Data Analytics3
DATA_SCI 8620Database and Analytics3
DATA_SCI 8650Big Data Visualization3
Data Science Elective3

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