Feb 03, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Science for Public Administration Graduate Certificate

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Application deadlines - http://www.grad.usf.edu/cert

This program is offered partially online.


This graduate certificate addresses growing demand for more quantitatively-based, data-informed policy and program analysis and decision making the public and nonprofit sectors, as well as the concomitant demand for public and non-profit sector professional swith the advanced data analytics competencies to conduct them.  The Certificate is designed for current and prospective public and non-profit sector professionals, as well as degree-seeking MPA students who wish to enhance their quantitative competence in data science and decision analytics in order to meet those demands. 

Course Location/Delivery

Offered at USF Tampa and/or online.

Admission Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.

3.50 GPA preferred

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


Completion of PAD 6703  and instructors approval.

Curriculum Requirements (15 Credit Hours)

Time Limit / Average Time to Completion

Five years

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.


Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/cert

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