Program Description

The graduate certificate program in data mining is a one-year program designed to give students a comprehensive training in basic foundation, advanced knowledge and applications of data mining. It's suitable for students in diverse disciplines who want to extend their knowledge and skills. It is an interdepartmental program involving courses from three departments: mathematics, computer science and geographic information systems. 

Research and Publication Opportunities or Assistantships

The department offers graduate teaching assistantships to graduate students. Teaching assistantships are determined by the graduate committee based on students' academic credential and previous teaching performance.

Students are also encouraged to make a poster presentation at the annual university student exhibition. Outstanding projects are recommended for poster competition organized by SAS Inc. Some of the student projects may also be recommended for conference presentations or for journal publications. 

Admission Requirements

Admission to the data mining certificate program requires:

  • a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited university;
  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  • a minimum of three credits of statistics; and
  • general GRE scores.

The application deadline for admission and financial aid is Feb. 15. Apply online at

Graduation Requirements

The graduate certificate program requires a total of 15-18 credit hours of course work.

Program Details

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For More Information

Felix Famoye
Graduate coordinator
Pearce Hall 132

(989) 774-55497
Program Director, Dr. Carl Lee, Pearce Hall 109, (989) 774-3555,