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Certificate Program

The Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program is proud to offer a four-course Certificate with on-campus and online options. The Statistics Certificate is an excellent opportunity for working professionals, prospective MS students, and distance learners. Certificate students complete their coursework with an understanding of statistical methodology, inference, and practice, as well as data-analytic training. Upon completion of the Statistics Certificate, a Master's of Science in Statistics can be earned in just one year of on-campus study.

All students entering any Statistics Program are required to have a substantive background in mathematics, including at least three semesters of Calculus through multivariable/vector calculus (at the level of MATH 125, MATH 129, MATH 223), one semester of Linear Algebra (at the level of MATH 215), and experience with computer technologies.

On-Campus Certificate

The On-Campus Certificate consists of four 3-unit graduate courses. STAT 566 - Theory of Statistics (3 units), is the only requisite course; course options are listed here: http://statistics.arizona.edu/coursework-degree-phd-minor-and-graduate-certificate

  • Fall Admission - Application Deadline, July 31st
  • Spring Admission - Application Deadline, December 1st
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required
  • Application materials: statement of purpose and official transcripts

Online Certificate

The Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program is pleased to offer a fully online Certificate Program through UAOnline (http://uaonline.arizona.edu/program/statistics-graduate-interdisciplinary-program-cert). The Certificate consists of four graduate courses: STAT 566 - Theory of Statistics (3 units), STAT 564 - Theory of Probability (3 units), STAT 571A - Advanced Statistics Regression Analysis (3 units) and MATH/STAT 571B - Design of Experiments (3 units).

  • Fall Admission - Application Deadline, July 31st
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required
  • Application materials: statement of purpose and official transcripts

On-Campus or Online - Which is Right for Me?

Course Options The On-Campus Certificate offers greater flexibility in courses; only Theory of Statistics is required, and students can choose their other three courses from a long list of electives. At this time, only four Certificate courses are available to Online students.  
Class Type Online courses are filmed On-campus courses, so students from both programs receive the same lectures.  
Cost The Online program ($800/unit) is less expensive than the On-Campus program, but only slightly so for in-state students (approximately $812/unit + mandatory fees resident, approximately $1,730/unit + mandatory fees non-resident). The Online program can offer significant cost savings to non-resident students.  
Financial Support Program support is not available for any Certificate student.  
Starting Date Spring semester admission is only permitted for On-Campus students; Online students must apply for Fall admission.  
Certificate Earned The Certificate earned is the same, regardless of program campus.  

 

Last updated 14 Sep 2016