SMU Data Science Boot Camp

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Classes begin quarterly

Submit your application today. All classes are being offered through our proven virtual classroom experience. Learn more.

Learn Data Science in 24 Weeks

Online Dallas Data Science Boot Camp

SMU Data Science Boot Camp puts the student experience first, teaching you the knowledge and skills to conduct analysis on a wide array of real-world problems.

In just 24 weeks, you’ll journey through a challenging curriculum and gain the specialized skills needed to analyze big data and turn it into clear insights. With a part-time schedule, you’ll attend class on evenings, allowing you to fit this program into your life whether you’re in college or working full-time.

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» Is this program for you?

More data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race. This surge in data has created an equally large demand for skilled professionals who can turn that data into insights. If you are hardworking and want to join the data revolution, or if any of the following sound like you, we believe this could be the professional move you’ve been searching for:

  • Individuals in a business where data is vital to the bottom line.
  • Individuals who are currently data professionals and want to advance their career by gaining new technical skills.
  • Individuals interested in visualizing consumer, social, or popular trends.
  • Individuals who seek to enter a new field like government, media or healthcare—and are looking for a way in.
  • Individuals who are full-time students but wish to expand their knowledge and bolster their skillset.

» What you will learn:

Our curriculum is based on hands-on virtual learning. Through an immersive classroom experience, students will dive into in-demand technologies like Excel, Fundamental Statistics, Python, SQL, HTML/CSS, Tableau, and more. Collaborating with your classmates and also working individually, you’ll take your new skills and put them to use on comprehensive projects.

These projects allow you to build a professional portfolio that showcases your skills to stand out in today’s job market. Over 24 intensive weeks, you’ll learn the fundamentals for data science, including:

Intermediate Excel

  • Pivot Tables
  • VBA Scripting

Fundamental Statistics

  • Modeling
  • Forecasting

Python Programming

  • Python 3
  • NumPy
  • SciPy
  • Pandas
  • Matplotlib
  • API Interactions


  • PostgreSQL/pgAdmin
  • MongoDB
  • Extract, Transform, Load (ETL)

Front End Web Visualization

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • Dashboarding
  • JavaScript Charting
  • Geomapping with Leaflet.js

Business Intelligence Software

  • Tableau

Advanced Topics

  • Big Data Analytics with Hadoop
  • Supervised Machine Learning
  • Unsupervised Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Data Ethics

*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you do not need to be an SMU student to enroll in SMU Data Science Boot Camp. This program is offered through SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE).

Yes, there is an application process to enroll in SMU Boot Camps. Once a prospective student fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving assessment.

No previous experience in data or programming is required, however, it is recommended that applicants hold a Bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, finance, statistics, management, or a related field.

SMU Data Science Boot Camp classes in Dallas are being held via our virtual classroom. For more information on how to apply to this program, please fill out our contact form or call to speak with admissions at (214) 775-9982.

As another benefit of the SMU Data Science Boot Camp, you may be eligible to receive credit for prior learning toward SMU’s Master of Science in Data Science program following successful completion of the boot camp. Visit our DataScience@SMU website to learn more.

Part-Time Coding

  • 24-week program
  • Classes held three weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Currently Enrolling

» UX/UI Boot Camp Part-Time 07/01/24

» AI Boot Camp Part-Time 07/01/24

» Coding Part-Time Online 06/03/24

» Coding Full-Time Online 06/18/24

» Data Science Part-Time Online 06/17/24

» Cybersecurity Part-Time Online 08/26/24

Learn more about SMU Data Science Boot Camp by calling an admissions advisor at (214) 775-9982 or filling out the form below.

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