The certificate in Data Analytics will start to be offered in the 2016 Fall semester.   This certificate teaches students to develop new analytical methods and tools by integrating the computational, statistical, and engineering techniques that form the heart of big data analytics.

Data science is one of the fastest-growing career paths, and demand for deeply-technical expertise continues to increase. A background that integrates multiple disciplines is needed to develop the new methods, tools, and infrastructures to support innovative big data analytics operations in industry, government, and academia.

Training in computation, statistics, or engineering alone is not sufficient — it will require an interdisciplinary combination of all of these skills to solve the problems facing the growing field. This certificate is designed to train technical students with a broader view across these disciplines to support the development of the data analytics field.

The graduate certificate in Data Analytics is offered collaboratively by Virginia Tech’s Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistics.  It is open to students in both campuses located in Blacksburg and the National Capital Region.

Faculty and Teaching

Faculty in the Discovery Analytics Center created cross-listed courses across the departments of statistics, computer science, and electrical and computer engineering, and organized these courses into the graduate certificate in data analytics. Students pursuing the graduate certificate learn from some of the foremost teachers in their fields of research, and who have pioneered many data analytics innovations.

Meet Our Faculty

Chris North
Associate Director of DAC

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How to Apply

Apply through the Virginia Tech Graduate School to participate in this certificate program.

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