Degrees and Programs in Data Science
Certificate in Advanced Data Science

Certificate Program

Flex Learning

Gain hands-on experience deploying data products that integrate the latest advances in data engineering, visualization, machine learning, and ethical AI.

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Certificate in Advanced 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 Advanced Data Science Certificate equips data science practitioners with the technical and leadership skills required to deploy data products that integrate the latest advances in data engineering, visualization, machine learning, and ethical AI. Using a unique format that combines lectures, workshops, and seminars, the certificate provides opportunities for you to engage with topics critical to your work while connecting with and learning from seasoned scholars, industry experts, and peers. Designed with a rapidly changing and evolving technical landscape in mind, the certificate is ideal for professional data scientists who want to keep their skills current and enhance their managerial and leadership techniques.

As a student, you'll be able to participate across a variety of offerings, choosing the elements that best integrate with your interests or career path. Each course features a mixture of lectures and workshops. During lectures, you’ll be exposed to the latest developments in visualization, AI, and data science leadership, with demos across topics ranging from machine creativity to facial recognition to cloud-hosted databases. Workshops offer unique opportunities for you to gain hands-on experience working with cutting-edge tools and techniques such as deep learning, data visualization, big data governance, and data science team-building. Finally, seminars are your chance to hear critical and timely topics from experts covering areas like the dangers of AI, the impacts and outlooks of recent innovations in predictive medicine, machine translation, autonomous vehicles, and more.

  • Ideal for

    Data science practitioners who want to keep their skills current

  • Duration

    6 months to 2 years

  • 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 Anne Klieve

    Today’s data leaders know that data science is much more than a buzzword—and they aim to distinguish themselves and their organizations by staying current with the latest advances in machine learning, data analytics, and AI. This certificate is the first of its kind to bring thought leaders together with professionals and equip them with the skills necessary to develop tomorrow's most relevant and responsible data products.”

    Anne Klieve Advanced Data Science
  • Headshot of Benjamin Bengfort, Program Director

    Data professionals looking to improve their analytics, engineering, visualization or leadership skills will find Georgetown's new Certificate in Advanced Data Science full of both cutting-edge and best-practice technology; insightful discussions moderated by faculty who have hands-on, real-world experience; and an interdisciplinary curriculum design that offers students the flexibility to choose what skill gaps they want to fill.”

    Benjamin Bengfort, Program Director Advanced Data Science

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

  • Adopt and advocate for a principled and ethical approach to machine learning workflows
  • Organize and manage machine learning projects and teams
  • Collect, maintain, and govern data using cutting-edge and community-test software
  • Engage in engineering best practices to implement high quality and safe data products
  • Tune, interpret, and evaluate predictive models
  • Design repeatable and transparent experiments on data using advanced statistical methods
  • Compose and communicate narratives to illustrate the value and impact of insights derived from data
  • Distill data into rich, interactive, and responsible visual representations

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.