Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Gain advanced knowledge and skills within data science. Explore how to mine, analyze and map data. Venture into statistical modeling and feature engineering for machine learning.

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Certificate in Data Science

Lloyd Smith, Program Director
Cheek Hall, Room 316; Phone 417-836-4834

Program description

The Graduate Certificate in Data Science is a 12-credit hour program designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills in the field of data science, including data analysis, data mining, data visualization, statistical modeling, and feature engineering for machine learning.

Admission requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 GPA or higher.
  2. CSC 232 or equivalent.

Course requirements (12 hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit hours
  Choose 4 courses from the following:  
CSC 630 Introduction to Data Science 3 hrs
CSC 635 Data Mining 3 hrs
CSC 735 Data Analytics 3 hrs
CSC 736  Machine Learning 3 hrs
CSC 737 Deep Learning 3 hrs

MTH 640


MTH 645

Statistical Theory I


Applied Statistics

3 hrs
  Subject to Departmental approval CSC 612 (Advanced Database Systems) or CSC 798 (Graduate Project in Computer Science) may be substituted for a course in the list above.  

Completion requirements

Attain a combined course GPA of at least 3.00 in Date Science certificate courses.

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