Data Analytics for Information Professionals, Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 12

Program Code: G300

The graduate certificate is a 12-credit hour (four course) program embedded within the Master of Library and Information Studies. The certificate provides a formal indicator of skills and affirms the holder's capabilities to manage big data, analyze data, and interpret the findings. 

Certificate Requirements

LIS 5643Introduction to Data Analytics3
LIS 5623Introduction to Data Mining for Information Professionals3
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Information and Communication Technology
Introduction to Information Visualization
Database Design for Information Organizations
Special Topics/Seminar (Topic: Information Retrieval & Text Mining)
Total Credit Hours12

A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. A graduate degree represents a program of independent inquiry beyond the depth of coursework alone, while a graduate certificate represents a set of courses only.

  • All courses must be taken at OU. No transfer credit will apply.
  • No course substitutions are permitted for graduate certificates.
  • Coursework applied to a graduate certificate cannot be more than five years old as of the semester the graduate certificate is awarded.
  • Students must earn a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all coursework applied to the graduate certificate.