Applied Statistics Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Solve Realistic Problems With Statistics

The use of data analytics is increasing in today's marketplace. Giants such as Ford Motor Company and Caterpillar are using data analytics to inform decisions, develop strategies, and drive innovation. Because data science falls at the intersection of computer science, statistics, and domain-specific knowledge, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals with skills in data analytics are in demand. 

The on-campus and online certificate in Applied Statistics has been developed for Michigan Tech students in STEM disciplines who want to broaden their marketability by adding data analysis to their skillset, and working professionals who want to move into a data-centric role.

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What You Need to Know

Students in the graduate certificate Applied Statistics program acquire the skills to apply statistical techniques to other disciplines, including forestry, economics, social sciences, and psychology. Choose and apply statistical methods; draw appropriate conclusions based on statistical analysis; use current statistical software to solve realistic problems; and work with real data.


In this certificate program, students must take one core course and two electives. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.

Online Option

Accredited Courses, Convenience

Online learning at Michigan Tech provides greater flexibility and can fit around your busy schedule wherever you are. Upgrade or change your career path.

Prospective students can earn graduate certificate in Applied Statistics.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 9 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Yang Yang

Graduate Assistant

Shanna Reynolds

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

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