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