Online Applied Statistics Certificate

Stand Out With This 100% Online Certificate.

In a data-driven world, you can build the specialized skills needed to meet the growing demand for those with applied statistics expertise. With Michigan Technological University’s Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, you'll combine fundamental methodology with applied experience navigating industry-standard statistical and data analysis software. You'll gain the quantitative skill set and confidence you need to solve real-world problems and boost your career potential.

Our Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics online program is designed for busy professionals and those with a background in STEM. You'll elevate your understanding of statistics and data analysis concepts, while building confidence and experience of navigating real data.

And you'll access more career opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2023) has projected that the employment growth rate for mathematicians and statisticians will be 30%, which is substantially higher than the average of all other occupations.

Start Your Online Certificate When You're Ready.

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Customize Your Curriculum.

In this 9-credit certificate, you will enroll in an introductory core course (MA 5701: Statistical Methods). This course provides an introduction to the design, conduct, and analysis of statistical studies, as well as an introduction to statistical computing and preparation of statistical reports. You will learn about experiment design, descriptive, and graphical methods, probability models, parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing.

Then you will choose two electives from the list below to personalize your certificate.

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Acquire Versatile Applied Statistics Skills.

In this certificate, you'll build the specialized skills to meet the growing demand for statistics and data professionals. Learn to analyze and interpret data by working with industry-standard statistical and data analysis software and conduct a thorough analysis of real datasets to solve real-world problems.

This distance-learning, research-based graduate certificate combines tested techniques with emerging technologies and maintains the high standards of Michigan Tech graduate education.

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, students can expect to advance their basic understanding of the following:

  • Foundations of statistical methods: Identify an advanced statistical method that is appropriate for a given problem, apply that method, draw appropriate conclusions and communicate your findings.
  • Statistical computing and reporting: Use popular statistical software (including R and SAS) to solve realistic problems.
  • Real-world data analysis: Ability to work with real data, to clean the data, deal with missing data values, generally appreciate the complexities of handling real-world data

Create a Pathway for Further Study.

The Online Applied Statistics Certificate allows you to develop foundational knowledge in statistics and data analysis. But you can also use the credits earned in this certificate to continue your studies and move forward to an Online Master's Degree in Applied Statistics.

Discover how to take your education and career potential further by earning a Master of Science in Applied Statistics online.

Online MS in Applied Statistics

Reach Out to Our Admissions Advisor.

At any stage of the inquiry or application process, we recommend that you contact Amanda Irwin, the graduate admissions advisor for the Michigan Tech Global Campus. You'll

  • Learn more about the curriculum and online learning environment,
  • Gain an understanding of the admissions process,
  • Receive a recommendation on whether to move forward with the admissions process based on your educational background.
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Amanda is not only gracious, funny, and kind, but also passionate about online learning. She has been helping students navigate the admissions process for over a decade.

If she can't answer your question, she'll direct you to someone who can.


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