Computational Data Science Certificate of Graduate Study

Computational Data Science Certificate of Graduate Study

Computational Data Science Certificate of Graduate Study

The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Computational Data Science is intended for tech savvy industry managers who need to take advantage of big data opportunities. As a result of this program, students will be able to apply data science in any area of specialization. Students will be prepared to use algorithms, statistics, and technology to extract business intelligence from massive amounts of data, to manage streamed data or data stored in massive data warehouses and to visually analyze and present information.



The Computational Data Science Certificate of Graduate Study is a part-time program offered in face-to-face format. It requires the completion of 12 semester hours.


  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: No
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 6 S.H.
DA 02510 Visual Analytics 3
CS 02505 Data Mining I 3
Restricted Elective Courses: 6 S.H.
CS 02520 Data Warehousing 3
STAT 02515 Applied Multivariate Data Analysis 3
CS 02605 Data Mining II 3
CS 07570 Information Visualization 3
CS 07556 Machine Learning 3
ECE 09555 Advanced Topics In Pattern Recognition 3
STAT 02514 Decision Analysis 3
CS 03505 Data Quality and Web/Text Mining 3
CS 02630 Advanced Topics in Database Systems 3
CS 04530 Advanced Database Systems: Theory and Programming 3

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Note about Foundation Courses: A sufficient computing and mathematics background, evidenced by courses in Calculus I & II, Statistics, Linear Algebra, Object-Oriented Programming, and Data Structures & Algorithms.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional sources

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Computational Data Science Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 21 November 1
Summer May 19 April 1