The Graduate Certificate in Data Science represents an in-program certificate and credential within the existing and well-established MS in Data Science (MS-DS) program. The certificate program is offered as a fully online, asynchronous curriculum comprised of five existing foundational courses (15 credits) within the MS-DS curriculum. The program serves as an additional and early credential for in-program (i.e. MS-DS degree-seeking students) as well as a freestanding certificate program for non-degree (i.e. certificate-only) students who may or may not elect to pursue the full MS-DS degree following completion of the certificate. Following the collaborative model, students select and enroll at a home campus from which they will receive full academic support and the certificate is conferred. Academic advising will be provided by the designated MS-DS academic director at each institution. Admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Data Science program include a Bachelo’s degee and a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Program prerequisites include coursework in elementary statistics, introductory computer programming, and introduction to databases. Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of this coursework.