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The Foundations of Data Science microcredential gives introduces you to the advanced computational skills and technical knowledge needed to meet emerging challenges in big data analytics. Learn to extract meaningful insights from data, and then turn that knowledge into easy-to-understand presentations that will inform and direct strategic management decisions.
The Foundations of Data Science microcredential is offered through DePaul's
College of Computing and Digital Media. You will begin the microcredential in fall 2021 with a non-credit-bearing eight-week prep workshop. You will take three 10-week graduate courses between January and June 2022. The 12 credit hours of graduate work count towards the full Master of Science in Data Science, and you will have completed about one-third of the full degree program.
This program will be offered online. Classes include a combination of synchronous (live) instruction and discussion and asynchronous (on demand) coursework. The synchronous classes will meet one to two evenings per week.
For more information about the microcredential in data science,
register for an information session or contact
Ann Hurley for a 1:1 advising appointment.
Initiate the online graduate application at
Graduate and create an account.
College of Computing and Digital Media
Select entry term:
Yes for employer cohort.
Choose your employer or organization from the drop-down menu. If you do not see your employer, email
Submit your résumé in the online application or email it to
Submit Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Individuals with an international degree are required to provide a course- by-course evaluation from one of these
three approved agencies. Students who earned a bachelor's degree outside of the U.S. must present proof of English proficiency to be considered for admission. DePaul CDM accepts the TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English or Duolingo English Test (DET) as proof of English proficiency. Most scores are valid for two years only.
Transcripts may be submitted electronically by your college or university to
firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the address below:
DePaul UniversityCDM Graduate Admission Office1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 8500Chicago, IL 60604.