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Stats & Methods Courses at AU and Beyond

Finding the right statistics course can be overwhelming. So let us help! Here you can find:

If you find courses that you think should be added to our lists, let us know!

Methods Requirements by Program

Make sure that the Statistics & Methods courses you take fulfill your degree requirements! Each MA program in SIS has its own requirements for methods courses and its own list of approved "Second-Level Methods" courses. Be sure to review your program's Advising Worksheet.

Graduate Advising also maintains a list of program-approved Second-Level Methods courses. Review the list.

Free Courses and Online Courses for Further Training

Your training need not end at the classroom door. This is only a small sample of the amazing statistics courses you can find online for free.

  • Coursera
  • Search through Coursera's wide array of free, rotating stats courses, including courses like introductory data analysis, programming in R, spatial analysis, and survey design.
  • Khan Academy
  • Khan Academy's section on probability and statistics includes several hours of on-demand videos covering topics from basic probability theory to inferential statistics and regression analysis.
  • Software Training
  • features extensive, on-demand tutorials on several of the most common software programs for statistical analysis, including SPSS, Excel, R, Python, SQL and more. Log in through the AU library list of databases.