Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science

The graduate certificate program in Applied Data Science teaches students advanced topics in data science.  This degree is designed for students with a formal computer science education who want to improve their skills in extracting insights from large amounts of data. 

Students who complete this certificate will be able to pursue professional careers in data science.  They will be eligible to be considered for admission to the following MSc programs in data science: Applied Data Science, Communications Data Science, Spatial Data Science, Healthcare Data Science, Public Policy Data Science, and Environmental Data Science.

Students will first learn advanced techniques in data science, including building scalable data systems, core algorithms in machine learning, and practical approaches to mining diverse kinds of data.  Through class projects and homework, students will create a portfolio of their work to demonstrate their skills to potential employers.

This graduate certificate is offered through the USC Viterbi Admissions & Student Engagement (VASE) office. Prospective students can refer to the VASE website for more information about the program.

All information contained here is summarized from the USC Catalogue and is considered non-official. For all rules, regulations, procedures, and outlines, please see the current academic year USC Catalogue. The USC Catalogue supersedes all other publications.

Current students follow degree requirements in effect for the academic year they began their studies at USC.  If you are a current student, please refer to your STARS report or the appropriate USC Catalogue for your year.  Students seeking to advance their catalogue year to follow updated curricula may contact their department advisor.

Published on July 6th, 2021

Last updated on July 20th, 2023