The increasing rate at which data is produced, captured, and made available for consumption is fundamentally changing science, business and industry, healthcare, and even our social lives. As a result, there is no shortage of jobs within this space, but rather a shortage of talent. The emerging field of data science is, by definition, wide-ranging and spans a number of academic disciplines. Despite this breadth, there exists a collection of computational and data-oriented competencies that provide the necessary foundations for the application of data science to a wide range of problems and can form a common language between the disciplines.
Our 12-credit graduate certificate in Applied Data-Driven Methods (ADDM) is designed for individuals looking to develop the computational and data skills necessary to support the increasingly data-oriented nature of many careers. The curriculum is aimed at students whose primary academic background lies outside of computing and information, but whose academic or professional aspirations require expertise in understanding and applying data-driven methods.
Applicants from Southwestern PA interested in scholarships: begin your process here! All other applicants can apply here.
The following introductory course is required:
Complete two of the following three courses:
- CMPINF 2110 - MANAGING, QUERYING, AND PRESERVING DATA
- CMPINF 2120 - APPLIED PREDICTIVE MODELING
- CMPINF 2130 - THE ART OF DATA VISUALIZATION
Complete at least one elective course. Students may either complete any course approved for the Core requirement which has not already been used toward that requirement, or they may complete one of the following:
- INFSCI 2125 - NETWORK SCIENCE & ANALYSIS
- INFSCI 2160 - DATA MINING
- INFSCI 2410 - INTRODUCTION TO NEURAL NETWORKS
- INFSCI 2595 - MACHINE LEARNING
- INFSCI 2710 - DATABASE MANAGEMENT
- INFSCI 2801 - GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) IV Scholarship: The Applied Data-Driven Methods (ADDM) Department of Labor Workforce for Rural Communities scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. A total of $1,165,525.00, or 100%, of the scholarship program is funded is financed with federal funds. Apply for scholarships here.