Online Certificate in Data Analytics

Graduate Certificate

Complex modeling, big data techniques, predictive modeling/forecasting—these are just a few of the topics covered in this highly relevant program. Over four courses, managers and other professionals learn how to manage data, understand analytic reports, and use data to improve organizations.

This program is ideal for students who are interested in advancing their skills and improving their competitiveness in the job market but not yet ready to pursue a master’s degree. Students may complete this program in as few as eight months, and for-credit courses can be transferred to Boston College’s Master of Science in Applied Economics program.


  • Data Analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Big Data Econometrics
  • Predictive Analytics/Forecasting

Quick Facts




Total Tuition*


Fully Online Certificate

* Based on completing all courses during the 2020 - 2021 academic year. Tuition costs generally increase each year. Total cost will be higher if courses are taken across years.


Our Faculty


Application Information


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please mail application materials to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Regular Decision
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Online Application

Academic transcripts

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (minimum GPA 3.0)

Applicants whose undergraduate GPA falls below 3.0 will be considered for admission. Applications will be considered in light of other factors, including letters of reference and personal statement.  

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Application Fee

Application fee: No application fee.



Letter of Recommendation

Submitted with application.

Please note: Letters of recommendations should be provided by Professional or Academic recommenders.