Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Certificate of Graduate Study in Statistics

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

To earn the graduate certificate, a candidate must earn a minimum of 15 credits in statistics, at least twelve of which are at the graduate level. 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 may also 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).

Note: Academic matters not addressed by the Program Description should be referred to the Graduate Committee in writing (official letter) for prompt resolution.

Interested candidates should apply to the Office of Graduate Admissions and submit current vitae, copies of all undergraduate/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 must have completed MAT 153, MAT 281, MAT 282 or their equivalents.