Graduate School

Applied Statistics - Certificate

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 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. A graduate student earning this certificate will acquire the skills to apply statistical techniques to other disciplines, including forestry, economics, social sciences, and psychology.

What you need to know

This is a 9-credit certificate offered both on campus and online. Students can enroll in any semester. Online students have the option of completing the course in two semesters. Students take one core course and two electives. 

Current Michigan Tech students and non-degree-seeking students employed in industry or federal facilities and laboratories are eligible for enrollment in this program. 

This certificate provides students with the skills to 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.