Learn Data Analytics

Northwestern Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp | Remote Options Available | Join a Growing Field That Transforms Data Into Decisions

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

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Part-Time Remote: 24 weeks, starts December 12, 2022
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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 adviser 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 need help.
  • Connect with a powerful network of engaged instructors, TAs, peers, and former students.
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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 a fast-growing field 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 exclusive 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 career resources throughout your professional life.

Innovative Curriculum. In-Demand Skills.
Whether you’re interested in a virtual learning environment or joining with your peers on campus, Northwestern Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp is a student-first learning 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, engaging classes. All university-approved instructors have been assessed for professional experience in the field and their ability to successfully communicate data concepts to students in a real-world environment. Instructors are dedicated to delivering a high-quality curriculum and to enhance the learning experience of their students; they also 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 of Completion from Northwestern University School of Professional Studies.
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 seek to advance careers, enhance skills for a current role, or change career paths by learning data science and analytics. You can choose between a part-time on-campus program or a part-time remote program. Both formats deliver the same curriculum, live class instruction, and full support services.
Time to complete 24 weeks
Live classes 9 hrs/week
Homework & projects 20+ hrs/week

Class Time

3 weekday evenings
(3 hrs/class)
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Early Registration
Enroll by the early registration deadline and get $1,000 off your tuition cost when paid in full.
Alumni Scholarship
Qualified university alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship.
Enterprise Partner Funding
Use available educational benefits or tuition sponsorship from your employer.
AmeriCorps
Use your AmeriCorps award.
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Use an eligible college prepaid or 529 plan.
Interest-Free Payment Plan
Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments with no interest.
Northwestern Employee Discount

Employees of the University may be eligible for reduced tuition.

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Offers private student educational loans.

edX Boot Camps does not receive any commissions or payments for referrals or successful loan applications. The lender’s loan approval criteria will apply and you should consider the terms and conditions of any loan carefully. We are not credit advisers. We make no representations about whether you will be given a loan or whether a loan will be suitable for you. We are not responsible for representations made to you by any credit provider.

What Former Students Are Saying
  • “I took the boot camp to improve upon my technical skills and build my portfolio to show to potential employers. It has given me so many new tech skills and this allowed me to land a new, more technical position at a great company.” Mairead L.
  • “I knew it was a rigorous course that would teach you everything you need to know to enter the data analytics field. I am connecting my undergrad bachelor’s degree and this new [certificate credential] to start my career as a junior data and business analyst.” Damian S.
  • “My experience was positive and beneficial in changing career paths. Since completing this boot camp, I have become employed in a relevant field with access to the type of growth I want for myself.” Sarah D.
  • “I chose to attend to round out my technical skills, and the program did all that and more. I am a significantly better programmer than I was when I started. I also made good friends and got a job as a direct result of the program.” Charles R.
  • “Career Services gave me a great framework for what employers were looking for and judging from applicants. I found this especially useful since I come from a creative background and still wanted to emphasize those skills while highlighting my newly acquired technical skills.” Noni B.
A Powerful Educational Partnership
About Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

The mission of the School of Professional Studies is to provide a superior Northwestern education to outstanding students whose academic pursuits must be balanced with professional or personal commitments. SPS strives to be a national leader in continuing and professional education by providing innovative learning opportunities that serve the lifelong learning needs of its students.


This program is offered through the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies in collaboration 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 and Visualization Remote Boot Camp Starts December 12, 2022. Reserve Your Spot Today!
It only takes a minute to request information and receive a full curriculum overview. You will also be put in touch with an admissions adviser who can answer questions and get your application started.