Data Science, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition Fee
    3600 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    3600 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)


The Data Science Certificate is offered by Harvard University.

Key Learning Outcomes
  • Master key facets of data investigation, including data wrangling, cleaning, sampling, management, exploratory analysis, regression and classification, prediction, and data communication.
  • Implement foundational concepts of data computation, such as data structure, algorithms, parallel computing, simulation, and analysis.
  • Leverage your knowledge of key subject areas, such as game theory, statistical quality control, exponential smoothing, seasonally adjusted trend analysis, or data visualization.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Elements of Data Science and Statistical Learning with R
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Database Systems
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining Section 1
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining Section 2
  • Fundamentals of Data Science
  • A Practical Approach to Data Science
  • Big Data in Healthcare Applications
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Advanced Topics in Data Science
  • Data Systems

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

No application is required. You simply register for graduate courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.

Prior knowledge in statistics and basic programming is recommended for this certificate.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10800 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10800 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

* Average Cost


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