Learn Data Science

SMU Data Science Boot Camp |
Join a Growing
Field That
Transforms Data Into Decisions

  • Global Network: Gain access to a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.
  • Project Tracks: Complete a final project based on your chosen industry.
  • Student Success: Stay on track with 24/7 on-demand academic support.
  • Career Support: Access free professional resources throughout your career.

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Date:
March 25, 2024
Time to
Complete:
24 Weeks,
part-time
Live Online
Classes:
9 hours
per week
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The Support You Need

Pursuing a data analytics boot camp is a big step, no matter where you are in your professional journey. Our program is designed to not only equip you with the fundamental tools and skills you need to accelerate your career, but to also provide you with unparalleled support and resources before, during and after your boot camp.

  • Work with an admissions advisor who will prepare you for your boot camp.
  • Get 24/7 on-demand learning assistance via text or video chat.
  • Access a 1-on-1 tutor if you get stuck.
  • Connect with a powerful network of engaged instructors, TAs, peers and graduates.
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Use Big Data to Solve Big Problems

More than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day — much of which can be used to translate information into global insights, predict future trends and help organizations make better decisions.

That’s why data analytics is one of the fastest-growing fields in today’s economy, with jobs projected to grow by 31% from 2020 through 2030.1

Additionally, data analyst is one of Glassdoor’s Top 50 Jobs in America for 2022.2

1Bureau of Labor Statistics
2Glassdoor

Our Boot Camp Learners Are in Demand
Our employer-competitive learners have received job offers from thousands of global organizations. As you take the next steps in your career, you’ll have access to job referrals from our network of 250+ partners.
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Further Your Career

Our Career Engagement Network will help you apply the tools and knowledge you’ll learn in your program to advance your career. They will assist you in developing a strong portfolio, a polished resume and sharp interview skills. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life.

Innovative Curriculum. In-Demand Skills.
SMU Data Science Boot Camp is a student-first online experience that combines collaborative, hands-on training with real-world data sets to provide you with the tools to collect, analyze and visualize big data — and to make your next career move.

From Excel to Python, our curriculum is delivered via high-quality coursework and live, online classes. Instructors are fully vetted by the university and offer 1-on-1 guidance to learners throughout the program.

Do more with Microsoft Excel. You’ll even learn to model historic stock trends — and, hopefully, beat the market.

  • What you will learn:
  • Pivot tables
  • Forecasting
  • VBA scripting
  • Statistics modeling

Gain a strong foothold in one of today’s fundamental programming languages.

  • What you will learn:
  • Python 3
  • APIs
  • NumPy
  • SciPy
  • Pandas
  • Matplotlib

Learn to organize data into well-structured and easily retrievable data formats.

  • What you will learn:
  • SQL
  • PostgreSQL/pgAdmin
  • MongoDB
  • Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) process

Learn the core technologies of web development and create new, interactive data visualizations that you can share with everyone on the web.

  • What you will learn:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap framework
  • JavaScript charting
  • Geomapping with Leaflet.js

Near the end of the program, you’ll be immersed into new and in-demand topics and tools.

  • What you will learn:
  • Tableau
  • Data ethics
  • Hadoop
  • Machine learning

Your final project is an opportunity to get creative and collaborate with a small group of participants to design an impressive data visualization application.

Now You’re Ready
By the time you’ve completed the boot camp, you will have mastered in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of projects using real-world data sets and earned a valuable Certificate in Data Science from SMU Continuing and Professional Education.
Personalized Project Tracks
Due to the vast nature of the data analytics field, you will be able to tailor a portion of your learning experience to the exact career path you want to pursue. Choose from finance, healthcare or a custom direction, and work with a small team to design your final project based on your industry of interest — and on the problems you want to solve.
Learn on Your Schedule
This is a part-time program designed for working professionals like you who are seeking to advance current careers, enhance skills for a current role or change career paths by learning data science and analytics.
Time to complete 24 weeks
Live classes 9 hrs/week
Homework & projects 20+ hrs/week
Class time 3 weekday evenings
(3 hrs/class)
Invest in Your Career.Explore Financial Options. Data science boot camp fee: $12,995
24-Month Interest-Free Payment Plan
Once approved, you’ll pay your deposit and split the remaining tuition over 24 monthly installments with zero interest.
Alumni Scholarship
University alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship.
AmeriCorps
The program is eligible to use your AmeriCorps award.
Early Registration
Enroll by the early registration deadline and get $1,000 off your tuition cost when paid in full.
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Employer Funding
Use available educational benefits or tuition sponsorship from your employer.
Interest-Free Payment Plan
Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments over the length of the program with no interest.
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What Boot Camp Graduates Are Saying:
  • "Career Services helped me refine my resume and land multiple interviews after graduation, and I received an offer less than two months after graduation!" Kaylie S.
  • "[The] SMU Data Science Boot Camp turned my dreams into goals, and goals into reality. A year and a half ago I never could have imagined that I would be starting a professional job in data ... I'm overjoyed and so ready to begin my career." Sarah H.
  • "It gave me a great chance to improve my life in about six months. It was a challenging experience, but I loved every minute of it and made great connections during it." Jared S.
A Powerful Educational Partnership

About Southern Methodist University


A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, SMU is a distinguished center for global research with a liberal arts tradition. SMU’s 11,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools.


This program is offered through the SMU Continuing and Professional Education (SMU CAPE) in partnership with edX.


About edX


edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.

The Next Data Science Boot Camp Starts March 25, 2024. Reserve Your Spot Today!
It only takes a minute to request information and be put in touch with a member of the admissions team who can answer questions and get your application started.