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Online Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Earn Your Certificate from a Top 25 No-GRE M.P.H. Program1

Benedictine University's online Certificate in Data Analytics can be completed as a standalone credential or as part of the CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health program. This graduate certificate is designed for health care professionals seeking to learn statistical methods commonly used in public health efforts in order to inform and improve initiatives through data-driven evidence.

Through asynchronous online courses, students pursuing this certificate learn to use analytical software programs and gain specialized skills in biostatistical methods, applied linear models and categorical data analysis. The certificate prepares graduates to apply their knowledge in a range of careers.

Upon completion of this program students will:

  • Apply mathematical and statistical theory and methods to understand and address health problems. 
  • Collect, organize, interpret and summarize data to provide actionable information on topics such as infectious diseases, air pollution and cancer. 
  • Gain basic knowledge of a statistical software package used by many organizations, SPSS.
  • Learn to utilize and apply statistical methods such as one- and two-way ANOVA, ANCOVA, diagnostics, model building, regression analysis, McNemar’s Test and Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel Method.

Health care professionals who hold a Certificate in Data Analytics can pursue lucrative job titles including biostatistician, data scientist and research analyst. On average, biostatisticians earn $78,030 per year2 and data scientists earn $108,660 per year.3 After completing this graduate certificate, individuals may seek roles in the following settings:

  • Universities 
  • Pharmaceutical companies 
  • Environmental agencies
  • Government agencies
  • Private companies
  • Research centers
  • Health care systems

Certificate in Data Analytics Courses (15 credit hours required)

PBHL 5502 Introduction to Biostatistics 
PBHL 5504 Introduction to Epidemiology 
PBHL 6500 Research Methods in Public Health 
PBHL 6110 Applied Linear Models 
PBHL 6112 Categorical Data Analysis 

Learn more about how you can keep communities healthy with the online Certificate in Data Analytics. Request more information or call us today at (866) 295-3104 to speak to a Program Manager.


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3 "Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021: 15-2051 Data Scientists." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on October 3, 2022, from ""