Data Science Certificate

Certificate #268

Starts: Winter, Summer

Program Area: Data Science and Decisions

POC: Academic Associate

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

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


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

Application Information

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Academic Calendar

  •  06 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter pre-graduation awards ceremony

  •  09 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter last day of classes

  •  13 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations begin