Applied Statistics - Graduate Certificate | Master's Degree

Obtain skills in the design and analysis of quantitative data to open career opportunities and growth as well as to better conduct quantitative research.

Enhance career opportunities as a practicing statistician in a growing field where the widespread use of statistical analysis to make informed business, healthcare, and policy decisions is in demand.


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Graduate Certificate

The online Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics provides students a basic background in the design and analysis of quantitative data. This credential allows students to demonstrate quantitative expertise with perspective employers as well as better conduct quantitative research in their dissertations. The certifcate requires 12 credit-hours of online class work through four courses.

To be eligible for the online Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, students must be admitted to the graduate school. GRE scores are not required for admission to the graduate certificate program.

Master of Applied Statistics

The online Master of Applied Statistics provides students with a variety of skills that include managing "big" data and successfully describing, analyzing and making inferences using current and rapidly evolving statistical methodologies. This consists of 11 online courses that focus on the discovery of statistical techniques and approaches through data visualization and computing. The selection of 11 online courses includes five required courses (17 credit-hours) and 13 credit-hours of guided electives selected from six courses. To be eligible for the online Master of Applied Statistics, students must possess a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or an international credential deemed equivalent to a four-year bachelor's degree. In addition, this program requires a two-semester sequence in calculus and an introductory statistics course. In all terms other than Fall 2021, GRE scores are required for admission to the masters program.

COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences | Dr. Bing Zhang Department of Statistics
PROGRAM: Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree
COST: $721 per credit

Required Courses for the Graduate Certificate:

  • STA 570: Basic Statistical Analysis (3 credits)
  • STA 674: Regression Analysis and Design of Experiments (3 credits)
  • STA 677: Applied Multivariate Methods (3 credits)
  • STA 678: Statistical Computational Theory and Data Visualization: R and SAS (3 credits)

The Graduate Certificate committee will work with transfer students to obtain a suitable program of study.

Coursework for the Master of Applied Statistics:

  • STA 645: Computational Theory and Data Visualization
  • STA 646: Foundations of Probability and Inference
  • STA 647: Statistical Computing with SAS
  • STA 648: Regression Modeling
  • STA 649: Design of Experiments
  • STA 650: Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • STA 651: Advanced Programming with R
  • STA 652: Advanced Statistical Modeling
  • STA 654: Applied Bayesian Analysis
  • STA 656: Statistical Quality Control
  • STA 659: Advanced Statistical Methods