Degrees and Programs in Data Science
Certificate in Data Science

Certificate Program

Flex Learning

Gain the practical data science skills needed to address real-world problems using machine learning.

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Certificate in Data Science

Please note: All classes will be taught in a Flex Learning environment for the Fall & Spring—using live Zoom video conferencing—to mirror a more traditional classroom with regular interaction, engaging activities, and the dynamic exploration of topics and concepts.

Georgetown’s Certificate in Data Science prepares you with the technical and analytical skills required to collect, clean, model, and present data. As a student, you’ll use the Python programming language and industry standard tools to help create and present data analytics, predictive models, and visualizations. Throughout the program, you’ll also hone your communications skills and learn strategies for effective data presentation.

Led by academics and professionals within the data science community, our program incorporates hands-on coursework as well as group work focused on real-world data science projects. By the time you complete the program, you’ll have the well-rounded expertise that enables you to tell powerful stories with data and create an impact on organizational decisions.

  • Ideal for

    Mid-level professionals

  • Duration

    8 courses over 6 months

  • Tuition


  • Format

    Flex Learning

  • Schedule

    Friday evenings & Saturdays

  • Semester of Entry

    Fall, spring, summer

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.

  • Headshot of Yaroslava Gouk

    The Data Science Certificate provided me with knowledge and confidence necessary to embrace the challenge of transitioning into a new role at my organization. Moreover, learning from faculty members who are industry professionals helped me gain invaluable insights and develop relationships which will inspire me for the rest of my professional career.”

    Yaroslava Gouk Data Science
  • Headshot of Michael Chestnut

    The Data Science Certificate provided me with the skills, knowledge and real-life project experience needed to enter job interviews with confidence and secure a Data Scientist position shortly after completing the program.”

    Michael Chestnut Data Science

Upon successful completion of the certificate, you’ll be able to:

  • Apply the data science pipeline to analytical workflows
  • Express effective programming practices for analytics
  • Utilize and query relational and NoSQL databases
  • Ingest and wrangle data for deeper insights
  • Organize statistical hypothesis testing and analysis
  • Create predictive models that learn from data
  • Visualize data and models to communicate solutions
  • Explain the ethical implications of data science

Do you have limited or no programming experience? We recommend taking our Python Basics for Data Analysis and SQL Fundamentals courses before starting this certificate program.

Georgetown is a proud partner of District Data Labs, a data science research institute, data product incubator, and open source collaborative founded by two of our faculty members.