Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Certificate of Graduate Study in Statistics

The Department offers a graduate certificate in statistics for those candidates who are interested in attaining a working knowledge of statistical methodologies.

Minimum number of credits required for the graduate certificate: 15.

With the approval of the Graduate Committee, students may take any 5 graduate level courses in Statistics to complete the certificate. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better is required in these courses, and they must be completed within six years of enrollment (which is defined as the date when the application for admission to the graduate certificate is accepted by the Graduate Committee). Courses taken for the certificate also may be used toward the master's degree in statistics, as long as they are completed within six years of enrollment in the graduate program (Master of Science in Statistics).

Interested candidates should apply to the Graduate Admission Office and submit current vita, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and at least one letter of recommendation. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75, and they must have completed MAT 153, MAT 281, MAT 282, or their equivalents.