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  • Online Computer Data Science Mining Certificate

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computational Data Science

    The online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computational Data Science is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the emerging field of data science, with a focus on computational and systems issues. In Drexel’s data mining certificate, the technical depth of the courses provides current practitioners with the quantitative skills to become leaders in the data science industry.

    This program may also serve as an entry point to the MS in Data Science.

    Upon completing Drexel’s online data science systems certificate, you will be able to:

    • Analyze a problem and identify and define the data analysis, computing and result presentation requirements to its solution
    • Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science fundamentals in the modeling and design of data analysis systems
    • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based data analysis system process, component, or program to meet desired needs
    • Function effectively on a team to design and implement a computer-based data analysis system
    • Understand the implementation and use of existing data science tools and systems

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses  
    DSCI 511 Data Acquisition and Pre-Processing  3.0
    DSCI 521 Data Analysis and Interpretation 3.0
    Elective Courses 9.0
    Select three:  
    CS 500 Fundamentals of Databases  
    CS 510 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence  
    CS 583 Introduction to Computer Vision  
    CS 613 Machine Learning  
    CS 615 Deep Learning  
    CS 660 Data Analysis at Scale  
    CS 661 Responsible Data Analysis  
    Total Credits 15.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Math (plus programming) from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
      • Those without a prior degree in one of these subjects may have to take additional prerequisites before pursuing advanced computer science courses
    • 3.0 GPA preferred in a prior completed degree, bachelors or above

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
    • One letter of recommendation, two suggested (academic, professional, or both)
    • Essay/Statement of Purpose
      • In approximately 500 words, describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success, and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you.
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $1265 per credit.

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2018-2019 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2018

    September 24, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    December 10, 2018

    December 15, 2018

    Winter 2019

    January 7, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 18, 2019

    March 23, 2019

    Spring 2019

    April 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    June 10, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Summer 2019

    June 24, 2019

    August 31, 2019

    September 3, 2019

    September 7, 2019

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