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Is it possible to take classes and work full-time?

Yes. You should plan to spend 5 to 20 hours per week on each class. Students find the discussion boards with fellow students and instructors to be very engaging. Your participation can take place anytime, including evenings and on weekends.

Can I transfer my credits from my Complex Systems and Data Science Certificate to a Master’s program?

Credits used for a Certificate of Graduate Study may be applied toward an appropriate master’s or doctoral degree at UVM, and conversely, credits applied toward a graduate degree at UVM may be applied toward an appropriate Certificate of Graduate Study (i.e., credits may overlap between one certificate and one degree). Credits taken for one Certificate of Graduate Study may not be used to fulfill requirements for another Certificate of Graduate Study.

Is financial aid available for this program?

Federal or institutional financial aid is not available for students enrolled solely in a certificate program.  The Student Financial Services website includes details about other potential financing options for the certificate program.

What are the prerequisites for the Certificate?

A Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated proficiency in:

Probability and statistics
Computer programming (Python, R, and Matlab will be most helpful)

Highly recommended (but not required):

Linear algebra
Note: specific electives may have additional prerequisites

Am I required to take the GRE?

The GRE is not required.

Can I transfer credits from courses previously taken toward the Certificate?

No more than three courses completed prior to acceptance into a Certificate program may count toward that Certificate.

How do I apply?

Applicants seeking to enroll only in a Certificate of Graduate Study program who are not currently enrolled in a UVM graduate program, and who are not seeking to enroll in a masters or doctoral UVM program, should follow regular online procedures for applying to the UVM Graduate College.

Transcripts of prior academic work (including evidence of undergraduate degree completion), description of relevant professional experience, three recommendations, a resume, and any other information required by the program, should be submitted as part of this application.

The standard UVM application fee will be charged for each application to a standalone Certification of Graduate Study.

If you’re not a current graduate student at UVM, you may apply online through UVM’s Graduate College, gain acceptance, and apply to the Certificate program.

Current UVM graduate students must submit an online application.

What is the deadline for application?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Fall admittance:
Application deadline is August 1, 2022.
Spring admittance: Application deadline is December 31, 2022.

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