SAS Data Science

SAS Data Science Online Graduate Certificate

About the SAS Data Science Graduate Certificate

Boost your career potential with SAS data analysis skills.

Gain expertise and strengthen your resume with a 100% online SAS Data Science Certificate from California University of Pennsylvania.

A 2016 study by Money magazine and PayScale ranks SAS analytics as the No. 1 most valuable career-focused skill in today's job market.

Add the SAS Data Science graduate certificate to your bachelor's degree in any field and enhance your potential for career success.

Hands-on training to manage big data, 100% online.

Cal U has partnered with SAS, the industry standard for big data analysis, to offer this graduate certificate entirely online. Through Cal U Global Online, you can earn the SAS credential on your own schedule, without putting your work or family life on hold.

Students in this hands-on graduate certificate program manipulate real-world data and utilize the same SAS software used in 80,000 workplaces in Pennsylvania and around the world.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: SAS Data Science Graduate Certificate

Career options: Economics and science are just two career fields that rely heavily on big data. Data scientists with SAS skills also have career opportunities in areas such as:

Accelerated learning: Earn the 100% online SAS Data Science Certificate at Cal U in just three terms, or in one  summer session. Complete the certificate program and you'll be eligible for at least a 50% discount on testing fees when you sit for two SAS exams to qualify to be a SAS Certified Big Data Professional.

Faculty Expertise: Program director Dr. Melissa Sovak is a former market research analyst who holds a Ph.D. in statistics. She is also has industry-recognized SAS credentials, having achieved SAS Base Programmer and SAS Certified Advanced Programmer certification for SAS 9.

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346,000 
Number of professionals SAS expects to comprise the big data workforce by Demand for employees with SAS skills is high in Pennsylvania and across the United States.
6.1%
Average pay boost associated with expertise in SAS analytics, ranked the most valuable career-focused skill in today's job market, according to a 2016 study by Money magazine and Payscale.
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Certificate Benefits

SAS has reviewed and approved all coursework in Cal U's 15-credit graduate certificate program. You'll gain the same SAS data science skills as you would in a comparable SAS residency program - at lower cost, and without leaving home.

 
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Program Outcomes

Statistics and big data analysis drive decision-making in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. Dr. Melissa Sovak, a Cal U faculty member and a former market research analyst, has identified more than 100 employers that look for SAS skills when they hire.

 
SAS Data Science Graduate Certificate

 

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Career Connection

The graduate-level SAS Data Science Certificate adds value in many career fields. SAS insists that students work with real-world data, so you can link your online learning to professional needs.

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Standalone Certificate

Students who graduated from any bachelor's degree program with a GPA of 2.8 or higher may apply to the graduate SAS Data Science Certificate program. Add the certificate to your graduate studies or or earn it as a standalone credential.

Graduate SAS Data Science Certificate Courses

The graduate certificate program in SAS Data Science adds value to your previously earned bachelor's degree and provides career-focused big data skills to expand job opportunities.

Curriculum

 

Course Credits
MAT 601 Data Preparation and Cleaning 3
MAT 602 Data Visualization 3
MAT 603 Big Data Tools 3
MAT 604 Big Data Analytics 3
MAT 605 Data Analytics Capstone Project 3
Total 15
Admission Requirements

 

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • SAS Data Science Graduate Certificate:  A bachelor's degree in any major with a minimum of 2.80 grade-point average may register for the post-baccalaureate SAS Data Science Graduate Certificate program
  • SAS Data Science Undergraduate Certificate:  Applicants for the undergraduate SAS Data Science Certificate program must have completed an associate degree, or currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program.
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or pre-requisite course/s, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave. 
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:
Email: calugo@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

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SAS Faculty

Dr. Mohamed Benbourenane
Professor

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Dr. Kaddour Boukaabar
Professor

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Barbara L. Hess
Professor

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Dr. Leandro Junes
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George D. Novak
Associate Professor

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Dr. Bismark Oduro
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Melissa Sovak
Associate Professor

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