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Data Analytics - Graduate Certificate, Certificate


Adding a Data Analytics Graduate Certificate to your professional training will make you an extremely valuable employee.

You will communicate with senior management, determine expectations, create systems to analyze large quantities of data and deliver that information in a concise report. 

This program will give you the training needed to:

  • Critically analyze and anticipate patterns in organizational data
  • Create and build predictive models
  • Provide statistical analyses of data points and trends

What’s Different About DeSales?

  • Our faculty are working professionals. You’ll be taught by professionally active advanced practice faculty who connect textbook theory with real-world application of tools, processes and methodologies.
  • Your courses are offered in the online format, and you can attend either full- or part-time. You can choose the program that will best fit into your life.
  • We offer multiple start dates per year, so your education doesn’t have to wait.

Online Healthcare Prerequisites

A Data Analytics Graduate Certificate is for those who are looking to expand their skills in creating predictive models using healthcare data analysis.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions for MBA certificates are on a rolling basis. 

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Deadline: Rolling

Application Checklist

  • Completed application
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities you attended
  • An undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution
    • GPAs below a 3.0 are considered on a case by case basis

Additional items for graduate certificates

  • Applicants should have earned a bachelor's degree
  • Applicants who have not earned a degree in a related field may still be eligible for admission based on professional experience and potential to succeed in the program


The Data Analytics Certificate is a 15-credit Graduate Certificate requiring these five courses:

  • IT 511 Database Management - Students learn database design, structured query language programming, and advanced database management. Skills such as performance tuning, transaction management and database administration are emphasized.
  • IT 513 Data Mining and Visualization - The course explores, in depth, the scope, requirements, architecture, design, tools and implementation of data warehousing, data mining and data visualization.
  • IT 541 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Students will learn decision systems model formulation, design, construction and validation. Includes web-based technology, Monte Carlo techniques, simulation languages, random numbers and verifications.
  • IT 553 Statistical Analysis and Predictive Modeling - Students will learn how to apply statistical methods to large data sets. Predictive modeling techniques will be emphasized in order to discover patterns for decision-making.
  • IT 562 Data Analytics - Students will focus on access to unstructured data from multiple sources and applying statistical methodologies for improved decision-making will be covered.

Course Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Graduate certificates are awarded upon completion of all required coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point overage of 3.0 with no grades lower than B-.

Careers & Internships

Job growth in this field is at an all-time high, and trained professionals are in consistently increasing demand.

Average national salaries within this field:

  • Senior Data Analyst - $79,703
  • Senior Privacy & Security Analyst - $95,565
  • Director of Analytics - $126,597
  • Data Security Administrator - $69,634
  • Information Security Analyst - $71,309 – $98,350
  • Information Security Manager - $113,115
  • Cyber Security Engineer - $94,929
  • Clinical Analyst - $69,038
  • Health Information Management Director - $70,691
  • Information Technology Manager - $87,593
  • Information Technology Project Manager - $87,446

(Source:, 2016 & Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Tuition & Fees

Program Costs

  • Tuition/credit hour: $915*
  • Re-admission Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $120
  • Returned Check Service: $30
  • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) fee – 30% of course tuition charge

*Tuition/credit hours listed are for 2023/2024 academic year. Tuition and fees are reviewed each academic year and are subject to change with notice.

View a comprehensive list of financial aid forms and graduate program information sheets

Tuition Deferment

DeSales University offers graduate students the opportunity to defer payment of their tuition when they will be receiving reimbursement from their employer or when they are eligible to receive financial aid. A copy of your employer's tuition reimbursement policy must be forwarded to the Treasurer's Office and/or all necessary financial aid paperwork must be filed with the Financial Aid Office before tuition deferment is granted. 

Tuition deferment is a privilege given to graduate students at DeSales and can be revoked if this privilege is abused. Please note that you, as the student, are responsible for payment of your tuition balance in the event that your financial aid/loans or employer reimbursement is not received by the Treasurer's Office.

Tuition Reimbursement

When a student is eligible for tuition reimbursement from his/her employer, written evidence of eligibility is required. The student is responsible for requesting this reimbursement from his/her employer. In cases where reimbursement is contingent upon successful completion of the course(s) and the student either withdraws or does not achieve a grade sufficient to warrant maximum reimbursement, the student is ultimately responsible for payment for the course(s).

Refund on Withdrawal

A refund of tuition payments will be made to a student who withdraws from a course. In all cases, credits will be calculated from the date the student completed the official withdrawal form, and the rebate will be based on the schedule shown listed below. 

Refunds apply to tuition only. If a student is allowed to enroll by use of the deferred payment procedure, any funds due the University are immediately due and payable upon withdrawal.

Withdrawal during the add/drop period is 100% of tuition refunded. The schedule below is for withdrawal after the first class after the close of the add/drop period. 

  • Withdrawal after 1st class: 80% of tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal after 2nd class: 65% of tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal after 3rd class: 50% of tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal after 4th class: 25% of tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal after 5th class: No refund

Online Learning at DeSales

Attending classes from an off-campus location can be an excellent option for many busy students. Distance education at DeSales encompasses everything from video conference courses to hybrid (a combination of in-class and online) to online courses. 

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Contact Us

Dr. Pranshu Gupta, Director of Graduate Computer Science Programs
Dooling Hall 222A