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Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science

Application
Deadlines

Spring 2023:
September 15, 2022

Fall 2023:
December 15, 2022

USC GRADUATE APPLICATION

As of September 7, 2021, the GRE exam is not required.

This graduate certificate program teaches students advanced techniques in data science, including building scalable data systems, core algorithms in machine learning, and practical approaches to mining diverse kinds of data. This degree is designed for students who have some formal computer science education in addition to strong math and science skills.

Students who complete this certificate will be able to pursue professional careers in data science. They will be eligible to be considered for admission to the following MS programs in Data Science: Applied Data Science, Communications Data Science, Spatial Data Science, Healthcare Data Science, Public Policy Data Science, and Environmental Data Science.

International Students: This program is not eligible for the OPT STEM extension.



Please Note: Requirements for graduation, course offerings, course availability, track offerings, and any other degree requirements are subject to change. Students should consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for any classes.

  • A total of 16 units is required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science.
  • 3 Required Courses: 12 Units
    • DSCI 551 Foundations of Data Management
    • DSCI 552 Machine Learning for Data Science
    • DSCI 553 Foundations of Applications of Data Mining
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation

Students who complete the certificate are eligible to be considered for admission to the following MS programs in data science: Applied Data Science, Communications Data Science, Spatial Data Science, Healthcare Data Science, Public Policy Data Science, and Environmental Data Science.

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Published on July 6th, 2021

Last updated on June 29th, 2022