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South Dakota State University    
  Nov 24, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Data Science Certificate

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Kurt D. Cogswell, Department Head
Donald Vestal, Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering 209, Box 2220C

Program Information
Data science is one of the hottest careers in the nation today, with demand predicted to grow even more in the future.  It’s common to see it rated as the number one career in the nation on major employment websites such as CareerCast and Glassdoor.  The SDSU Graduate Certificate in Data Science provides training in a wide range of powerful data science analysis and computation methodologies that have proven to be extremely valuable in today’s data rich businesses and organizations.  Even better, it is completely online, making it a great option for working professionals wishing to enhance their skills in this critical area.

Course Delivery Format
Courses will typically be delivered in on-campus classrooms, with occasional courses offered online.

Additional Admission Requirements

Please refer to the following for additional information:

Graduate School Admissions

Additional Information

Students enrolled in SDSU certificate programs are not eligible for federal student financial aid. The non-federal alternative loan programs may be used for students meeting the lender criteria as found at (search alternative loans). For further information, please contact the SDSU financial aid office at 605-688-4695 or

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