The Statistics department offers the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics to recognize the preparation and proficiency of non-majors in data analysis in a wide variety of subject matter areas. Graduate students in a variety of academic disciplines are conducting research that requires knowledge in applied statistics. Such students may wish to demonstrate proficiency in applied statistics as it may be useful when looking for meaningful employment opportunities, in addition to helping them become better researchers in their chosen fields. In order to strengthen their educational programs and the quality of graduate education, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics has been developed.
A minimum of 15 credit hours with at least a 3.0 GPA in applied statistics courses at the 700 level and above. These courses may also be used for a student’s Program of Study in his/her chosen field if approved by the student’s Graduate Committee.
Courses that can be used for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics Program are:
A maximum of three credit hours can be earned from coursework taken outside the Department of Statistics, either in another department on campus, or at another university. Persons wishing to apply such credits will gain approval from the director of the certificate program. Courses so approved must clearly be of an applied statistics nature, of a duration commensurate with the number of credit hours claimed on the certificate, and at a graduate level (under no circumstances will undergraduate courses be considered). The person asking for this exception will need to supply such information as deemed necessary by the director for such approval, possibly including syllabus and identification of textbook used.