Application for Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science

Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science! To submit your application for the certificate, please fill out the form below.


Applications are reviewed twice per year, once in the middle of the fall semester and once in the middle of the spring semester. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they know that they are interested in the certificate.

Students may apply at any time during their UC Berkeley graduate career, regardless of whether or not they have already taken courses that would count toward the certificate, but must be able to demonstrate that they have time and schedule flexibility to allow for taking all the necessary courses.

Students who are graduating at the end of Spring or Summer 2020 must apply by March 1, 2020.

Students who are graduating at the end of Fall 2020 must apply by October 1, 2020.


Good academic standing for graduate students at UC Berkeley means a GPA of 3.0 or above and meeting any other requirements of your home department or degree program for good standing. Your department may have higher standards than the 3.0 minimum set by the Graduate Division. If you are not sure whether you are in good academic standing, consult your adviser.
Expected Graduation Term
Please describe your prerequisite competencies in Python programming and statistics. This could include completion of Python programming and statistics courses with a grade of B or higher, or relevant competency demonstrated through work experience.
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Please upload a letter of intent summarizing your research interests and background in data science.
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You can download a PDF of your unofficial transcript from CalCentral.
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Proposed study plan
Please specify your proposed study plan to fulfill the program’s course requirements. If you have already completed any of the certificate course requirements, please list the courses and semesters completed. (See List of Approved Courses for the complete list, rules, and restrictions.)
1. Introductory Data Science Course
One required synthetic introduction to data science class.
2. Course in Analytical Methods and Techniques of Data Science
3. Elective
A domain-specific data science course or a second methods course. Students must take at least 3 units from this list
Any additional information about your proposed study plan or application

Last updated:

June 26, 2020