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Data Analytics

Boost your career potential with data analytics

Get hands-on training and earn a certificate in months

Admission Requirements


Data Analytics is an open enrolment program and there is no formal admission procedure. To enrol in a course or the program, simply register online. Students should register at least three weeks before classes begin. Courses can be taken individually or part of the program. 

Admission Requirements

To enrol in a McMaster Continuing Education Data Analytics program, students must:  

  • Be proficient in computer program applications, such as Word, and Excel;
  • Be a mature student as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar of McMaster University; or
  • Be deemed an exceptional case
  • Data Analytics program follows a bring your own device (BYOD) policy. Prior to enrolling it is recommended to review course outlines for laptop and desktop requirements as courses may need a minimum level of technology specification. 

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If your first language is not English, you must meet McMaster University’s English language proficiency requirements

Do you need additional training?

Additional training is available for  Python programming, SQL, and PowerBI through our partner Ed2Go. Please visit Ed2Go for more information. 

Microsoft Excel

Data Analytics requires varying degrees of proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Excel course modules are available through LinkedIn Learning, free of charge, to all active McMaster University students. Please visit LinkedIn Learning