Data Science Certificate

Certificate #268

Est.imated Completion Time: 12 months

Starts: Winter, Summer

Program Area: Data Science and Decisions

POC: Program Officer

Modality: Distance Learning


The Academic Certificate in Data Science provides education in distributed computing infrastructure and the application of statistical and machine learning techniques to appropriately manage and gain insights from data of all sizes and types. Data Science has emerged as an area critical to the mission of the Navy and the Department of Defense because of the central role it plays in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, talent management, cyber-security, and logistics functional areas. Upon successful completion of the course work, students will be awarded an Academic Certificate in keeping with standard practices of the Naval Postgraduate School.

Courses Required

Quarter Course
Quarter 1 CS4315
Quarter 2 OS4106
Quarter 3 OA3802
Quarter 4 OS4118

Requirements for Entry

  • Background in statistics and some experience with higher level programming language as evidenced by transcripts or work history is required for enrollment.

Application Information

Applications are handled by the NPS Admissions Office. Please visit the admissions website or contact them at

Tuition & Service Obligation

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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