College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2012-2013

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Applied Statistics, Graduate Certificate

This certificate program is designed to enhance  statistical training in data collection, data analysis, and interpreting results derived from statistical procedures.


What Can I Do with a Certificate in Applied Statistics?

The graduate certificate in applied statistics is designed to enhance your statistical training in data collection, data analysis, and interpreting results derived from statistical procedures. For this program you take units from a selection of graduate-level statistics courses. Statisticians are in high demand and needed in a variety of workforces.

University Requirements

  • Graduate certificate programs require a minimum of 12 credit hours. Many certificate programs require more than 12 credit hours.

    No more than one 400-level NAU course (3 or 4 units) may be used on a certificate program.

    No more than 25% of the units required for the certificate program may be transferred from another university.

    A 400-level course (undergraduate course) completed at another university is not eligible for transfer credit.

    A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved to obtain a graduate certificate. No more than three units of coursework with a grade of "C" may be used in a certificate program.

    A graduate student may pursue a graduate certificate concurrently with a graduate degree. Each graduate degree program must decide which, if any, certificate courses can be counted toward the graduate degree.

    Students who are admitted to a graduate certificate program will be eligible for the official posting of the graduate certificate to their transcripts when all applicable coursework has been successfully completed and approved by the academic unit and the Graduate College.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Additional Admission Requirements Required


Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
  • Before applying for admission, students must have completed:
    • A baccalaureate degree from any discipline; and
    • An undergraduate course in statistics.
Certificate Requirements
  • Take the following 15 units:Select from the following (12 units):You may substitute one graduate-level statistics course from your home department, with the prior approval of the coordinator of this certificate program.

    Please note that you may count only one 400-level course toward this certificate.
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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