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Mathematics & Statistics

Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics

The applied statistics graduate certificate program is designed for individuals who wish to augment or begin studies in applied statistics. Students are trained in the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of numerical data. By enrolling in the certificate program, students build competency in the field of applied statistics which is beneficial to a wide range of careers, especially because it improves individuals’ data analytic skills. Students complete 15 credit hours of approved graduate work, 12 of which can later be transferred into a master's degree program at AU. Most classes are offered in the evening.


Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.  

Certificate Requirements

  • 15 credit hours of approved course work with grades of C or better 
  • Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit. 

Course Requirements

  • STAT-530 Mathematical Statistics I (3) 
  • STAT-531 Mathematical Statistics II (3) 
  • Three of the following: 
  • STAT-510 Theory of Sampling I (3) 
  • STAT-515 Regression (3) 
  • STAT-516 Design of Experiments (3) 
  • STAT-517 Special Topics in Statistical Methodology (3) or STAT-519 Nonparametric Statistics (3)