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. Managers and other professionals learn how to manage data, understand analytic reports, and use data to improve organizations.

At a Glance

How many courses?

Four courses—all required.

How much will it cost?

$17,184 based on completing all courses during the 2024–2025 Academic Year.

Flexible Scheduling

Fully online certificate


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. 

Course NumberCourse Title
ADEC 7310Data Analysis
ADEC 7320Econometrics
ADEC 7430Big Data Econometrics
ADEC 7460Predictive Analytics / Forecasting



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 


Regular Decision
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Online Application

Start Your Application

While online submission is preferred, if you need to mail materials, please send to:

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

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: There is no application fee.



Letter of Recommendation

Submitted with application.

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

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