The Data Analytics graduate certificate prepares you to apply data analytics techniques to large data sets to support data-driven decisions across a wide variety of domains.
Certificate earners are awarded a digital badge for each certificate they complete. Badges can be digitally displayed anywhere to recognize attaining a new level of knowledge.
Courses are offered in convenient, seven-week sessions, which are available in several delivery modes: in-person, hybrid, or online. They may be taken as a stand-alone certificate, as an initial step toward, or concurrently with our Master of Business Administration, Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics, Master of Science in Data Analytics, Master of Science in Information Science, or Master of Software Engineering.
Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to:
- Effectively communicate technical knowledge, including ideas, data analysis, findings, and reasonings.
- Analyze large data sets to support data-driven decision making.
Applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (post-secondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement. The successful applicant is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
To be awarded the graduate certificate, students must successfully complete 15 credits of course work consisting of 12 required and three elective credits. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.0.
Penn State’s schedule of courses lists availability.
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If you are a current certificate student and have completed all the coursework, please submit the Graduate Certificate Completion Form.