The graduate certificate in Advanced Analytics in Higher Education at ASU Online prepares professionals to conduct advanced analytics and assist university personnel in making data-driven decisions for higher and postsecondary education. 

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

As a leader in using reporting and analytics to enable data-driven decision making, ASU is uniquely positioned to provide a graduate certificate addressing the advanced analytics needed to support a broad range of institutional issues and needs. In this online certification program, the coursework stresses application of theory in practice to address topics including application of data mining, predictive analytics, sentiment analysis and statistical techniques as well as data management and security, data visualization and contextualization within higher education. Through real-world projects that provide opportunities to work with large datasets, students apply knowledge and skills of advanced analytic techniques. This program consists of six courses for a total of 15 credits.

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Graduates with an ASU Online advanced analytics in higher education graduate certificate have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

  • Software Developer
  • Industrial Engineering Technologists
  • Financial Quantitative Analysts
  • Marketing Strategists


Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Applicants are eligible to apply if they have earned a minimum of a bachelor's degree (business, economics, education, psychology or equivalent) or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution. To be considered for admission, your undergraduate or post-graduate coursework must include at least one semester of college-level statistical methods, including inferential statistics and regression analysis.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and application fee
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Personal statement describing the applicant's interests and reason for seeking this certificate
  4. Resume
  5. Proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information

An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

Applicants are required to have at least one year working in an education-related field, and have taken at least one graduate or undergraduate statistics course, finishing with a grade of "B" (scale is 4.00 = "A") or better.

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