Northwestern Data Science Boot Camp

Learn Data Science
in 24 Weeks

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Classes begin January 22 in Chicago

Featuring

Learn Advanced Excel, Python, JavaScript (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API Interactions, Social Media Mining, SQL, Tableau, Advanced Statistics, Machine Learning, R, Git, and more*.

Work individually and in teams as you develop concrete, in-demand skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace.

Advance your skills and maintain your work schedule by attending class part-time, with convenient evening and weekend classes.

Complete projects using real data sets from finance, healthcare, and government sectors—allowing you to build a strong professional portfolio to demonstrate your skills.

Benefit from a wide range of career planning services to position you for success as you work to advance in your current career or seek a new challenge.
*The Material covered in the Northwestern Data Science Boot Camp is subject to change based on market demand.


  • Students will learn the fundamental and specialized skills necessary to land a job or advance in the booming field of data science, including Python, JavaScript, Advanced Excel, SQL Databases and more.
  • Students are equipped with the technical skills needed to translate data into competitive insights in the workplace, leading to career advancement opportunities.
  • Students receive a hands-on, classroom learning experience, conducting robust analytics on a host of real-world problems.
  • Students working to change career paths receive career planning services, including industry speakers and company-led events, resume, LinkedIn and portfolio support, and interview preparation.
What Students Receive

What Graduates EarnWhat Graduates Earn

  • A certificate in Data Science from Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • Access to a network of Northwestern Data Science Boot Camp employer partners.
  • A strong professional portfolio of projects that demonstrate your mastery of the skills learned.

About Northwestern University School of Professional Studies


Northwestern University is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.



When does the program start?
  • Class begins January 22, 2018
  • Monday/Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Can I keep working while studying at Northwestern Data Science Boot Camp?
  • Yes. The non-credit, part-time certificate program is designed for working professionals who are actively pursuing a career change or career advancement.
How long does it take to complete the program?
  • Students will complete the program in six months.
Do you provide career placement support?
  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching. In addition, we offer students experiential learning opportunities to strengthen their portfolio.
Do I need to have previous experience in programming or data science before applying?
  • No experience is required. It is recommended that applicants hold a bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field.
What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in Chicago or elsewhere?
  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study data science while keeping their current job.
  • We provide access to comprehensive career support for students looking to advance their current careers or change their career paths.
  • Our curriculum is based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the market.
Do you offer other boot camps?
Yes. If you are interested in learning full stack web development, please explore Northwestern Coding Boot Camp.
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