Analytics (Graduate Certificate)

Analytics (Graduate Certificate)

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This in-person3 month Graduate Certificate in Analytics provides a "real-time, real world" introduction to today's tools, methods, and uses of data analytics. Spend the summer in a mix of didactic and applied learning through case studies and other activities.

The Graduate Certificate in Analytics is a full time, 12- week, on-campus program that provides a “real-­time, real world” introduction to today’s tools, methods and uses of data. The program brings together both the Graduate Certificate in Analytics (GCA) students and the M.S. students, to learn side by side. In the summer, students learn the basics of statistical and mathematical thinking, programming in three languages, and the foundations of data cleaning, visualization, and presentation.  Each day, students will begin with instruction and spend the remainder of the day working on homework and project assignments, culminating in a team project around a social justice issue.  In addition, a number of “soft” skills are introduced such as LEAN project management and Agile training.  And finally, students are exposed to a host of industry partners and perspectives on the rapidly changing world of analytics and data science through our guest speaker series.

This is an excellent program for anyone exploring a career in data analytics or individuals working in data analytics positions with no formal academic background in analytics. Students spend the summer in a mix of didactic and applied learning through case studies, team work and course curriculum. 

  • 3 months to certificate completion
  • Two-track focus: master analytics and professional conduct and development
  • Real-time case studies with strong link to industry
  • Learn programming languages including Python, SQL, R and SAS 

Admissions Requirements

Please see the Graduate School website for admissions requirements.


Lyin Schramm

Academic Department Coordinator
Phone: (603) 862-0803
Office: Analytics & Data Science, 10 Pettee Brook Lane Suite 1, Durham, NH 03824

UNH Analytics & Data Science
10 Pettee Brook Lane, Suite 1   
Durham, NH  03824
Phone: (603)862-0688 
TTY Users: dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-735-2964 (Relay N.H.)



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Curriculum & Requirements

The curriculum for the Full-­Time Graduate Certificate in Analytics (GCA) program begins in May on the Durham, NH campus with an Orientation. Students learn alongside one another and work on teams through the August. The 12-­credit program is comprised of four analytics and data science courses.

The GCA semester provides students a measurable and consistent foundation in statistics and an overview of analytic and data science foundations, tools and an exposure to their application. The session is an intense introduction to the field of analytics and data science where students are using provided data to sample tools and techniques, get exposure to the field and engage in high level hands on manipulation and presentation.

Students begin each day with core instruction in such topics as data exploration, programming and data management, multivariate and logistic regression or data mining and spend the remainder of the day working on homework and project assignments.

The graduate certificate in Analytics requires the completion of four core courses.

Required Courses
DATA 800Introduction to Applied Analytic Statistics3
DATA 801Foundations of Data Analytics3
DATA 802Analytical Tools and Foundations3
DATA 803Introduction to Analytics Applications3
Total Credits12


Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: N/A
  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, preferably by Jan. 31.
  • Special: N/A

Application fee: $25

Campus: Durham

New England Regional: No

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

New Hampshire Residents

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.


If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Letters of Recommendation: 2 Required

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

References should be substantial and should include academic and professional references.

Personal Statement

Prepare responses to three program-specific essay questions.

Statements must be included with your submitted application.


A current resume is required with your submitted application.

Important Notes

All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.

International Applicants

The University of New Hampshire recommends that international applicants who are living outside of the United States, and are planning on pursuing a research based degree, submit a preapplication form before submitting a full application. Your preapplication request will be carefully reviewed and a decision usually provided within 3 weeks. If your preapplication is approved then it is recommended you then submit a full application. If you are currently living in the United States (on a H1B visa, etc.), or you plan on pursuing a professional master’s degree, then you do not need to submit a preapplication.

Prospective international students are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.