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Graduate Certificate in

Learning Analytics

Part-time, fully online. Learn more about this online certificate.

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Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics

Mine big data to improve student outcomes

Those within the education space know that there's no shortage of data when it comes to the learning experience. Student assessments, performance data and curricula analyses are just the tip of the iceberg for the administrators, instructional designers and researchers who seek to translate educational data into meaningful, strategic recommendations.

As a student in the Brandeis GPS Learning Analytics program, you'll learn alongside working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals. The program will equip you to:

  • Inform instructional approaches through the analysis of large sets of learning data.
  • Apply business intelligence principles and strategic analytics to improve student performance and retention.
  • Evaluate legal and ethical implications of using educational data.

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The 15-credit part-time, online post-graduate certificate consists of four required courses and one elective option. Please note that applicants must have at least a master's degree in a related field.


Part-time, fully online, financially accessible

The Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics is a 15-credit, five-course program designed to be completed in 1.5 years or less.

Sample Spring 2019 curriculum 

Required courses include:

  • Digital Ethics & the Legal Landscape of Instructional Design
  • Learning Analytics
  • Business Intelligence, Analytics and Decision Making
  • Statistics and Data Analysis

Electives include:

  • Social, Web and Marketing Analytics
  • Managing Instructional Design Projects

View a complete list of program requirements.

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The learning analytics industry

Gain insights into the field

Learning Analytics students at Brandeis GPS have the unique opportunity to develop new connections within their field. By closely engaging with instructors and peers through their coursework, students interact with members representing just a few of the following institutions:

  • Tata Interactive
  • Lesley University
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • Boston Public Schools

Learning Analytics students often hold job titles such as:

  • Project Manager
  • Instructional Designer
  • Data Analyst
  • Online Course Developer
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Academic Technologist

Our students

By the numbers

Debuting in fall 2015, the Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics is one of the newest programs at Brandeis GPS. To speak with a student ambassador about the program, please contact our admissions department at 781-736-8787 or gps@brandeis.edu.

“As an online learner at Brandeis GPS, I found the coursework and support resources convenient and accommodating. In fact, I rarely felt as though my studies were an interruption. What I learned was immediately applicable, and I continue every day to benefit from the understanding the courses gave me.”
— Scott Paddock, GPS Student

Learning Analytics

Meet our featured faculty

Learn more about some of our Learning Analytics faculty

  • Leanne Bateman, MA, PMP, CSM, CIP is the Program Chair of the MS in Project and Program Management program at Brandeis and principal consultant with Beacon Strategy Group, a Boston-based management firm specializing in project management services.
  • Brian Salerno, MS is the Director of Online Learning and Instructional Design and Program Chair of the MS in Instructional Design & Technology at Brandeis University’s Division of Graduate Professional Studies. Brian has over a decade of experience in instructional design and leading eLearning development teams.
  • Ross Morrone, MS, MCIS is the Director of Marketing at Youngstown State University. He has over 10 years of experience in marketing, advertising, web design, analytic analysis and multimedia production.

Visit the Rabb School faculty directory for a full list of Brandeis GPS faculty.

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