The Department of Statistics offers two graduate certificates in an online format, one in Applied Statistics and Data Management and the other in Statistics Education. Both programs are designed to provide convenient online access to the statistical training that is often required for career advancement.
The application process is very simple, and a certificate will be earned by successful completion of the four courses listed below with an average GPA of at least 3.0. Note that the GRE is not required to apply, and there are no official prerequisites except for an undergraduate degree. However, applicants should demonstrate an appropriate level of mathematical maturity to allow them to succeed in the certificate program. Examples of this would include successful completion of undergraduate coursework or professional work in a quantitative field. Note that we only accept students living in North America.
Note: The graduate certificates are only intended for online and distance students. If you are an on campus student you should consider the graduate minor in statistics.
In this certificate program, students will learn statistical methods and how to apply them in real world settings and about statistical programming techniques that are required for managing data in a typical workplace environment. The skills learned are critical in many work settings and should enable job changes within or between companies. The course requirements for this graduate certificate are listed below.
In this certificate program, students will learn statistical concepts, methods, and pedagogical techniques for teaching these statistical topics at the college (or high school) level. The emphasis of the program is on the effective use of modern technology for teaching statistics. The courses required for this graduate certificate are listed below.
Visit NC State’s Graduate Distance Education Tuition Rates page for detailed information about graduate-level tuition and fees.
The total cost estimate for each Graduate Statistics Certificate online program for 2019-2020 (12 total credit hours) is $5,543 for North Carolina residents and $15,731 for nonresidents.
Financial aid eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage you to contact your financial aid advisor in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Criteria for funding is based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, and enrollment in multiple Distance Education courses per semester. For additional information, please visit NC State’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website, or call 919.515.2421. NC State also offers a monthly payment plan.