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Designed to improve your research and data-analysis expertise and refine and maximize your analytical talents.

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The skills you learn from the certificate program can be applied across the business, education, health, science, governmental, and technology fields.  This graduate certificate has also served for many as a first step towards completing the online Master's degree in Applied Statistics.

What are the Requirements?

This 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 experience with a variety of statistical software packages, a blend of practical and theoretical data-analysis skills as well as sophisticated tools and knowledge to handle and analyze data.

How do I Apply?

For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must have received, from an accredited institution, a bachelor's degree (3.0 GPA* preferred on a 4.0 scale) with requirements substantially equivalent to those at Penn State. (Penn State is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.).  More information on the application and program requirements can be found at Certificate of Applied Statistics - Online Program

Individuals seeking admission to this program must complete and submit the Penn State Graduate School online application. Be sure to read the admissions requirements carefully at:, as each program has unique requirements.

How do I Request my Certificate?

Once you have completed the required courses, please email your request for a certificate to mqt1@psu.edu.  Please remember to include your student id number (beginning with 9) and your current mailing address.  You will receive your certificate in the mail, please allow 4 to 6 week weeks.



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