Deadline: April 5, 2019

Domestic Application Fee: $55.00           
International Application Fee: $65.00

online certificate

Our accredited online certificate conveniently adjusts to your life and schedule. With a broad range of courses available on topics, you can tailor your curriculum to suit your professional interests and career goals. Students have up to five (5) years to complete 12 credit hours of coursework through our approved graduate-level courses. Additionally, the credit you complete during the certificate program can be applied towards our Online Master's in Data Science at a later date should you so choose.

Application Instructions

For admissions consideration to the program, you will need to submit an online application (e-App).

Please select “Data Science Certificate (online)” as your Academic Program and "Data Science Certificate (Online)" as your Academic Plan.

To complete your application, follow the Online Certificate Checklist below:

  • Statement of Purpose

    Upload a Statement of Purpose (SOP) in PDF format under the “Department Information” tab on your online application (e-App).

    Please indicate at the top of your statement which program you are seeking admission to: Online Certificate in Data Science - Personal Statement. Your statement should be approximately 500 words long and clearly explain your academic background, career goals, and aspirations for applying to this program. Please be concise, authentic, and sincere - your statement will be evaluated by the Data Science Admissions Committee for preparation and overall fit.

  • Résumé

    Upload your résumé/CV in PDF format under the Department Information tab on your online application (e-App).

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Provide contact information for one (1) academic or professional reference under the “Department Information” tab on your online application (e-App).

    Select a recommender who can attest to your abilities, accomplishments, strengths, knowledge, and experience. Your recommender will receive an electronic request to write their letter AFTER you have submitted your online application. Be sure to submit your application well in advance of the deadline, in order to give your recommender time to get his or her letter submitted.

  • Transcripts and Degree Certifications

    Upload scanned copies of all official transcript(s), mark sheet(s), and degree certificate(s) in PDF format under “Department Information” tab on your online application (e-App). Please be aware we require scanned copies of transcripts with six (6) credits or more of coursework. 

    You are also welcome to send your academic records as pdf attachments or electronically through a secure site (Parchment, eScript, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.) to datasci@indiana.edu. Please do not provide official paper copies for the admissions process.

For more detailed information regarding unofficial and official academic documentation, please see our FAQ site here

NOTE: Official academic transcripts and certifications will be required for final admission.