Penn State's 12-credit online Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics consists of required and elective courses that can deepen your knowledge of statistical analysis and provide you with:
- training on SAS and Minitab software packages
- a blend of practical and theoretical data-analysis skills
- sophisticated tools and knowledge to handle and analyze data
The graduate certificate allows you to simultaneously gain graduate credit and a highly valued skill set. The applied statistics program is designed as a "stand-alone" certificate or can serve as a "step-up" program into a master's degree — including the Master of Applied Statistics degree.
To earn the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, you will take 6 credits of required courses and choose 6 credits of electives based on your professional goals. At least 6 of the 12 credits must come from courses at the 500 level or above. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to obtain the certificate.