Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Data science is one of the fastest-growing career fields in the U.S., with more than 650 percent increase in jobs since 2012 and an estimated 11.5 million new jobs by 2026. The average annual salary for a data scientist is $145,257. Louisiana Tech University’s Graduate Certificate in Data Science will prepare you for a career in this growing field. Our data science courses will teach you to access, improve, manage, manipulate, program, and transform data. You’ll also learn to use popular data visualization tools. These skills will prepare you to tackle the challenges in the information technology space.

Data Sciences Salary and Job Growth

Data Scientist Average Annual Salary

Percent Increase in Available Data Science Jobs since 2012

Millions of New Data Science Jobs Projected by 2026

Course and Admission Information

Required Courses

INEN 514: Statistical Analysis for Six Sigma – Apply statistical techniques to industrial problems.

CSC 530: Database Theory – Learn data models, relational algebra and calculus, data dependencies and schema normalization in distributed database environments.

STAT 509: Statistical Learning – Apply machine learning theory and application using the R language.

Select one of the following courses.

CSC 576: Data Analytics Tools and Applications – Introduction to data analytics including key tools and concepts from the functional and technical perspective to solve real world challenges.

INEN 521: Introduction to Cognitive Systems Engineering – Model, analyze, and predict the performance of human-machine systems.

*All courses are 3 credit hours

Program Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 2.5 Grade-Point Average or 2.75 on the last 60 hours attempted
  • Minimum 2.25 or 2.50 on the last 60 hours for conditional admission
  • Submission of all official admission documents to the Louisiana Tech Graduate School

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Dr. Beth Hegab
Senior Lecturer of Industrial Engineering
Program Coordinator of Online Degrees and Certifications
Louisiana Tech University