16.00 Academic Units Required

The Data Science Certificate is a 4 course (16-unit) program that provides training and education for those who would like to pursue a career in data science. Courses cover data development and management, machine learning and natural language processing, exploratory data analysis, statistical models, data visualization and inference. Additionally, the program includes hands-on training on real-life data science problems.

This program is available in standard or intensive formats:

Complete the Data Science specialization in 6-24 months. Students are required to complete a total of four courses to receive the specialization. Each course meets for 11 weeks. With online courses available, this specialization is ideal for people who want to complete the curriculum at their own pace.

Complete the entire Data Science specialization in 10 weeks with our intensive data science program. All classes meet in-person in Westwood on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6pm-9pm. This intensive program is ideal for people who want to fast-track their entry into the field of data science. Courses in the intensive data science specialization must be taken together as a bundle. Courses in the intensive data science program may not be taken a la carte.

Click "Apply Now" to join the specialization and indicate which format you will pursue.

After paying the candidacy fee, Click here to join the 10-week Data Science Camp!

This certificate program does not qualify for Federal Financial Aid. Students have the option to apply for a Private Alternative Loan to finance the cost of the program. For more information, call the UCLA Extension Financial Aid Office at (310) 825-4246 or uclaextension.edu/financial aid. Be sure to mention that you are an “Intensive Data Science Camp” prospective student so that our Financial Aid Office can better assist you.

Apply your data science knowledge by working on a hands-on project with our Data Science Practicum! This project-based Data Science Practicum provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience working with our industry partners. Click here for more information.

Damar Douglas

Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200.00*
Program Tuition: $3,800.00
Textbook/Materials: $600.00
Estimated Total Cost: $4,600.00

Costs are approximate and subject to change without notice. Estimates are based on the candidacy fee, course fees, and estimated textbook fees, but do not include additional expenses such as parking.

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.

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Certificate in Data Science