The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Study the three pillars of data science—statistical skills, computer science, and domain expertise—through the certificate in statistical and computational data science at UMass Amherst.

This certificate can be completed in person through the Amherst campus or online through the Mount Ida Campus in as little as one year. It’s an excellent option if you’re seeking to enhance your data science skills professionally, or if you’re a current graduate student looking to round out your academic work.

You’ll take graduate-level courses from both statistics and computer science, and you’ll build your knowledge of statistical methods, statistical computing, machine learning, and algorithm development. You’ll also develop the ability to work with large databases, manage and evaluate data sets, and create meaningful output that can be used in effective decision making.

Upon completion of this certificate, you’ll have the skills and experience necessary to become an effective data scientist in any domain.