Make better decisions by making sense of data.

As more organizations search for ways to take advantage of data in their decision-making process, the need for those with a background in data science is becoming more critical than ever.

The Mount’s post-baccalaureate certificate in data science was designed for the non-technical professional working in fields such as government, research, finance, biotechnology, cybersecurity and more.

Topics covered include statistics, data engineering and data model applications, among others, providing you with actionable skills for your current role.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Data Science and the Data Science Lifecycle
  • Data Engineering and Data Munging
  • Predictive Modeling Algorithms and Data Products
  • Data Science Applications
  • Data Science Capstone

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Format & Details

The Mount’s program is designed for working adults. Program highlights include:

  • Finish in as few as 10 months. Five courses are offered sequentially, allowing you to focus on one class at a time. Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions beginning in January and August.
  • Attend convenient classes. Classes meet one night per week (6-10 p.m.) and many are available online through our distance education software. Our Frederick campus is minutes from I-70 and I-270, near the FSK Mall.
  • Support from classmates and faculty. Up to 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with classmates.

Affordability

$10,050
Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 15 credits (5 classes) at $670 per credit
  • No application fee

Financial Aid
Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates which go into effect July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions & Application

Classes begin: January, August
Admissions: Rolling
Priority Application Deadline: 6 weeks prior to the start of the first course
No application fee

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Students must demonstrate one of the following:
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or
    • Five full years of relevant work experience.

Application Materials:

  • Free online application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Résumé detailing professional experience
  • GRE score (if required based on GPA or work experience)
Send application materials to:

Graduate Business Programs
Mount St. Mary’s University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

Questions? Contact frederickadmissions@msmary.edu

Apply Here

Gainful Employment Disclosure
While the majority of our students choose to earn a post baccalaureate certificate in addition to a graduate degree, some opt for a stand alone certificate program. For those opting to take only the certificate program additional information is provided and required by the federal government regarding program costs, financing, success rate and related occupations. See the Gainful Employment Disclosure information for the Data Science program.
Format & Details

Format & Details

The Mount’s program is designed for working adults. Program highlights include:

  • Finish in as few as 10 months. Five courses are offered sequentially, allowing you to focus on one class at a time. Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions beginning in January and August.
  • Attend convenient classes. Classes meet one night per week (6-10 p.m.) and many are available online through our distance education software. Our Frederick campus is minutes from I-70 and I-270, near the FSK Mall.
  • Support from classmates and faculty. Up to 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with classmates.
Affordability

Affordability

$10,050
Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 15 credits (5 classes) at $670 per credit
  • No application fee

Financial Aid
Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates which go into effect July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions & Application

Admissions & Application

Classes begin: January, August
Admissions: Rolling
Priority Application Deadline: 6 weeks prior to the start of the first course
No application fee

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Students must demonstrate one of the following:
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or
    • Five full years of relevant work experience.

Application Materials:

  • Free online application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Résumé detailing professional experience
  • GRE score (if required based on GPA or work experience)
Send application materials to:

Graduate Business Programs
Mount St. Mary’s University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

Questions? Contact frederickadmissions@msmary.edu

Apply Here

Gainful Employment Disclosure
While the majority of our students choose to earn a post baccalaureate certificate in addition to a graduate degree, some opt for a stand alone certificate program. For those opting to take only the certificate program additional information is provided and required by the federal government regarding program costs, financing, success rate and related occupations. See the Gainful Employment Disclosure information for the Data Science program.

By the Numbers

Growing Need for Data Science Expertise

  • Employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 19% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • 59% of all data science and analytics job demand is in finance and insurance, professional services, and IT.
  • By 2020, the number of jobs for all US data professionals will increase by 28%, according to IBM.

Source: Forbes, Bureau of Labor Statistics