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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.

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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.
  • Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program).  See the “Details” tab for additional information.

Overview

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
Student Learning Outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics will prepare students to:

  • understand and appropriately apply a wide range of statistical methods;
  • achieve proficiency in the design of data collection, analysis, and interpretation of results derived from statistical procedures; and
  • communicate statistics clearly and effectively.

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
    • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
    • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
    • Transcripts
    • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
    • International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy 


    Individual program admission requirements include:

    • Prerequisites (completed prior to enrolling in the program)
      • An undergraduate course in statistics
    • List of courses taken in the field
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.

  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.  Under both circumstances, federal financial aid can be used for 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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