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Data Science (Online) - Certificate

The University of New Hampshire's Data Science Certificate exposes students to current, cutting edge algorithms, coding languages, statistical modeling and visualization tools through guided, online instruction and applied case studies.

  • Gain mastery of Python, using it to wrangle and explore data while learning industry standard tools like version control (with GIT and GitHub) and UNI.
  • Learn to build out cross-validated predictive models, selecting and engineering the best features and learn how to turn it into reproducible data products.
  • Master the fundamentals of SQL and NoSQL databases and gain practice in distributed computing.
  • Build a valuable skill set and a portfolio of work that can be leveraged to gain employment upon completion.
This graduate certificate program offers a short-turnaround time to completion allowing busy employees to participate. Enjoy applied learning in an asynchronous but facilitated environment with course instructors and a student success coach.

Application Information

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Applying to graduate school has never been easier! To complete your application, you will need:

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.

Deadlines: Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: N/A
  • Special: N/A

Campus: Online

New England Regional: No

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

Supplemental Materials: The Details


If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. However, if you attended GSC, Keene or Plymouth, then you must request and submit original transcripts from those institutions.

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.
  • Additional Department Requirements: Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree (no specific field of study is required) from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants should have demonstrated quantitative aptitude in undergraduate coursework or similar work experience in analytic field.

Letters of Recommendation: 2 Required

References should be substantial and should include academic and professional references.

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

Personal Statement/Essay Questions:

This program requires all applicants to answer the following three essay questions.

Statements must be included with your submitted application.


A current resume is required.

Important Notes:

All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.

Additional Details for International Applicants

Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to go through our international pre-application process and are required to submit TOEFL (or equivalent) examination scores. Please note that TOEFL scores may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.