Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics


The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics is a professional 15 credit-hour STEM certified, rigorous program that provides graduates with the important theory and extensive practical training needed to be job-ready and succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.

The ever-increasing collection of data across all sectors of the economy drives the high demand for skilled talent. Through 2030 it is projected that 7,100 new jobs in data science/data analytics will be created in Virginia[1]. In 2022 data science is one of the most in-demand career paths and the role of Data Scientist is ranked third in Glassdoor's '50 Best Jobs in America for 2022'[2].

Our cohort based programs have a low student-faculty ratio and are taught by leading practioners in the field and experienced academics. The toolbox that our graduates are equipped with gives them the ability to identify problems, source the required data, perform data analysis and forecasts, draw meaningful conclusions and communicate their findings in the form of presentations and reports.

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

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Our Advantages

  • Your Success is Our Priority
  • Innovative programs that will equip you with the hard skills needed to be future-ready
  • Hands-on applications and important theory
  • Cohort based programs allowing for interaction with peers and professors
  • 100% online with an experience superior to in-person instruction
  • Credits earned in this Graduate Certificate can be counted toward the Master of Science in Data Analytics and Energy
  • Throughout the program a dedicated advisor works with you to facilitate your journey to success
  • Scholarships available.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Applying the tools of data analytics to produce statistical analysis and visualizations
  • Ability to interpret data, develop models and produce forecasts
  • Ability to access, extract, transform and manipulate large data sets
  • Ability to communicate results in the form of presentations or written reports



Get your Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics without interrupting your career!

The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics can be earned in as little as 11 months.


The curriculum of this cutting-edge, professional Graduate Certificate program was developed by Clover University faculty and leadership, its board of advisors, and the feedback from industry experts and employers. The courses are delivered in a cohort based online format by senior experts in the field, as well as world class academics. Clover University relies on a creative, empathic, and inspiring student-centered approach, that focuses on excellence in teaching and research, while supporting each student throughout their journey in reaching their goals.

The successful completion of 15 credits is required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics. This program is composed of five courses (3 credits each) and provides graduates with the tools needed to successfully start or advance their career in data analytics. During their time in the program graduates will have ample opportunity to communicate with their peers and faculty. All credits earned for coursework completed in this program are fully transferrable to the Master of Science in Data Analytics and Energy.

Career Outlook in Virginia

Our region is faced with a critical shortage of Digital Talent. Projections show that by 2025 as much as "60% of Capital Region Tech and Tech Adjacent positions will be unfilled"[1]. On the national level projections show that between 2020 and 2030 jobs in the fields of Statistics, Data Science/Analytics, and Economics will increase respectively 33%, 15% and 13%.[2]

Professional Environments

Our graduate programs in Data Analytics are designed to get you job-ready to succeed in a variety of professional environments that include:

  • Private companies across sectors
  • Think tanks
  • Trade organizations
  • Government agencies
  • International organizations
  • Electric utilities
  • Renewable energy firms
  • Oil and gas companies
  • Consulting firms
  • Law firms
  • Other
Professional Roles

There is a long list of professional roles that are suitable for our graduates:

  • Data scientist
  • Data analyst
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Quantitative financial analyst
  • Statistician
  • Other

[1]Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 2022. Capital Digital Talent – Building the Capital Region’s Digital Talent Pipeline, McKinsey & Company, October 13.
[2]BLS, 2022. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data retrieved in September.

[1]BLS, 2022. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data retrieved in September.