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Graduate Academic Certificate

Online graduate academic certificate program offered by the UNT Toulouse Graduate School


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Training in data analytics is becoming increasingly important for advancement in nearly any career. The University of North Texas is offering a career-enhancing graduate academic certificate in data analytics.

Courses making up the certificate provide an understanding of the underlying fundamental concepts of contemporary data analytics methods, as well as experience in obtaining, wrangling, and learning from big data through machine learning and deep learning tools. Courses emphasize applications of theory and tools to solving real-world business problems.

The graduate academic certificate provides 15 hours of graduate course credit that can be applied to a graduate degree. In particular, completion of the Graduate Academic Certificate in Data Analytics would place graduates half-way towards completing the UNT MS in Advanced Data Analytics.

Note: This program is not currently eligible for financial aid.

Looking for an undergraduate certificate option?
Check out the Data Analytics Undergraduate Certificate.

Dr. Denise Philpot
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Dr. Denise Philpot, shares real industry experience, a passion for teaching and a commitment to students.

Developing actionable solutions from data plays a vital role in modern business. Opportunities for well-trained data analysts and scientists are virtually limitless. The UNT Advanced Data Analytics (ADA) program answers that call with innovative curriculum keeping pace with current workforce demands, delivering high quality talent for this expanding job market.

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Why choose the Graduate Academic Certificate in Data Analytics?

  • Faculty for this program all have industry experience and developed the courses they are teaching.
  • Can be completed in as few seven months if students take two 8-week courses at a time.
  • Stackability – All five courses can be applied towards the Master of Science in Advanced Data Analytics. Only five additional courses are needed for the master’s program.
  • Curriculum is largely project-based as opposed with a focus on doing rather than high-stakes tests.
  • The program is 100% online including optional weekly opportunities to meet virtually with your instructors. Recordings are also made available to students for subsequent review.
  • Demand greatly outpaces supply for data analytics professionals creating opportunities in virtually all industries where even entry-level positions can garner high salaries.
  • Access to University student resources including the Career Center, Learning Center, and Writing Center.

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A dedicated advisor from the Advanced Data and Analytics program will work with you to make sure your certification path is the right one for you based on your education history, goals, and skills.

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