Undergraduate Certificate in Analytics – Online

Learn practical, in-demand data analytics skills along with a fundamental understanding of data literacy through Northeastern’s Undergraduate Certificate in Analytics. 

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.


Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.


Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.


Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.


Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.


Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

As Big Data’s influence grows in almost every industry, having a fundamental understanding of data literacy can significantly impact your organization and career.

Northeastern’s Undergraduate Certificate in Analytics allows professionals in any field to learn practical project data analytics skills, data structure and management, statistical literacy, and analytical thinking. You’ll also learn today’s in-demand programming and data visualization tools, including R, Python, Tableau, Qlik, and Power BI.

Our convenient and flexible certificate program allows you to add or sharpen data analytics skills, better prepare for entry-level positions, and advance your current career. Plus, your certificate is stackable if you go on to earn your BS in Analytics or BS in Information Technology degree.

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Unique Features

  • Earn your certificate on your schedule—100% online.
  • Learn in-demand statistical programming and data visualization tools, including R, Python, Tableau, Qlik, and Power BI.
  • Build your resumé as you learn through real-world data analytics projects.
  • Stack your certificate credits into our BS in Analytics or BS in Information Technology and receive two university credentials upon completion of your bachelor’s degree.

Career Outlook

Graduates from the Certificate in Analytics will be prepared to enter entry-level jobs in industries like:

  • Business Analytics
  • Enterprise Analytics
  • Planning Analytics
  • Product Analytics
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Financial Analytics
  • Digital Analytics
  • Workforce Data Analytics

The program also provides working professionals with the opportunity to gain analytics skills and integrate them into any career—beyond data analyst—that involves working with data or analysis.

Get Set with a Custom Course Plan


Choose one of the following two courses:


Take the following five courses:


Note: Prerequisites may apply to some of the above courses.

Complete one of the following:


Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

  • Completed online application
  • English language proficiency proof (if English is not your primary language)
  • Official transcript
    • Official high school transcript or completed attestation form
    • Official GED
    • Associate degree (with conferral and date) sent directly from your undergraduate institution to Northeastern
  • Optional: 
    • Current resume
    • Statement of purpose
    • References

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

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Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

The deadlines below are recommended; however, admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and applications submitted after these deadlines will still be considered for the upcoming term.

The domestic deadlines below allow time for those transferring credits. More details.

Summer 2021 Domestic Deadlines

Start Date: May 10, 2021 Deadline: April 12, 2021
Start Date: June 30, 2021 Deadline: June 2, 2021

Fall 2021 Domestic Deadlines

Start Date: September 9, 2021 Deadline: August 12, 2021
Start Date: October 27, 2021 Deadline: September 29, 2021

Spring 2022 Domestic Deadlines

Start Date: January 10, 2022 Deadline: December 13, 2021
Start Date: March 7, 2022 Deadline: February 7, 2022

Summer 2022 Domestic Deadlines

Start Date: May 9, 2022 Deadline: April 11, 2022
Start Date: June 29, 2022 Deadline: June 1, 2022