Data Science: Computer Science
The Data Science: Computer Science Graduate Certificate is a three-course program designed to provide you with an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and expertise in the targeted field of data science.
The certificate provides training opportunities in the areas of fundamental skills on the analyses of big data and their visualizations, predictive analyses using machine learning methods, and data analytics and mining.
University Admission Requirements
A student applying to a master's program must:
- have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
- present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. Transcripts can be emailed from the university to Admissions@IllinoisState.edu or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Office of Admissions, 201 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 2200, Normal, IL 61790-2200
Additional Program Admission Requirements
To apply to this program, you must meet the following requirements.
You must have a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program.
Submit your official GRE scores if your GPA is lower than 3.0 (use institutional code 1319).
You must have completed the following courses:
- IT 279 (Algorithms and Data Structures)
- IT 378 (Database Processing) or consent of the graduate advisor
Egnlish Proficiency Scores (International Students Only)
International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 88 iBT, 230 computer-based, or 570 paper-based; the minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7.0 band.
- Fall Term — May 1
- Spring Term — October 1