Can I count classes I have already taken?

Should the experiential/practicum project be outside of my own research?

What is the difference between the MIDAS Data Science Certificate and the School of Information’s Information Analysis and Retrieval track?

Q: I have already taken several courses listed in the DS Certificate Program. Can I count these and go through the program quickly?

A:  Yes, if you already have some of the courses taken (remember you can only double count 1 course with your core grad program) you may be able to quickly satisfy the remaining DS Certificate requirements. Register for the Program and go through the complete check-list to ensure you do receive your certificate upon graduation.

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Q: Regarding the experiential/practicum Data Science project, should the project be outside of my own research or can it be part of my own research?

A: The project scope and deliverables are determined on a case-by-case basis (in discussion with MIDAS DS Program Chair). The project must have a significant “data science” (modeling, analytics, visualization) aspect to it with a clearly defined end-product (e.g., software, paper, report, app, service, learning module, DB, platform, infrastructure, etc.)

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Q: What are the difference between the MIDAS Graduate Certificate in Data Science and the School of Information’s Information Analysis & Retrieval track?

A: The School of Information’s Information Analysis & Retrieval program/track (https://www.si.umich.edu/academics/msi/information-analysis-and-retrieval-iar) is mostly geared for business analytics. The Data Science Certificate program is a bit more general modeling, technology and applications oriented. You may enroll in both, however, you still can only “double-count” one course at most. See Rackham Degree and Certificate Program Rules.

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