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.
Next application deadline: March 1, 2020
Students who are graduating at the end of Spring or Summer 2020 must apply by this deadline.
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.
Letter of Recommendation
The application for the certificate requires a letter of recommendation from your UC Berkeley faculty advisor in your primary department. The letter may be short and to the point; it should attest to your fitness to undertake graduate-level coursework in data science and interest in applying data science methods to your own domain.
You may upload the letter of recommendation along with the rest of your application below, or you may request your advisor to email the letter directly. Emailed letters of recommendation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Data Science Certificate Letter of Recommendation for [name]” in the subject line.