Applied Statistics Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Students earn the certificate by completing 12 credits of instructor-led online course work. Two 3-credit courses are required, and the remaining 6 credits are selected from a list of electives. Students who successfully complete the certificate earn 12 academic credits and receive the graduate certificate in Applied Statistics. Students subsequently admitted to the Department of Statistic's professional Master of Applied Statistics degree program may count up to 15 credits of certificate courses toward the M.A.S. degree, subject to restrictions outlined in GCAC-309 Transfer Credit. Certificate students who wish to have certificate courses applied towards the Master of Applied Statistics must apply and be admitted to that degree program. Admission to the Applied Statistics graduate degree program is a separate step and is not guaranteed.

Required Courses
STAT 500Applied Statistics3
STAT 501Regression Methods3
Select at least 6 credits of the following:6
Introduction to Probability Theory
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Introduction to SAS 1
Intermediate SAS for Data Management 1
Advanced Topics in SAS 1
Statistical Programming in SAS 1
Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments
Design of Experiments
Analysis of Discrete Data
Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis
Sampling Theory and Methods
Epidemiologic Research Methods
Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
Applied Time Series Analysis
Problem-Solving with GIS
Total Credits12


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Data analytic skills: students will be able to perform common statistical data analysis such as Regression Analysis, Analysis of Variance and some additional techniques they choose in the elective courses
  2. Interpretation of Statistical results: students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of the statistics results.
  3. Statistical software: students will be able to work with Statistical software to analyze data.
  4. Data visualization: students will be able to provide appropriate data visualization.
  5. Report of analysis results: students will be able to provide the data analysis results in appropriate table or statistical terms.


Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Prabhani Kuruppumullage Don
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) Prabhani Kuruppumullage Don
Program Contact

Amy Lyn Schmoeller
315 Thomas Building
University Park PA 16802
(814) 863-7658

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