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Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics

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.

Please note, to receive your Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics you should maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and should have completed at least 6 credits with World Campus.


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


How do I Request my Certificate?

Once you have completed the required courses, please complete this Certificate Completion Approval Form.

Please check your address listed on LionPATH is updated with the correct mailing address.



If you have questions or concerns, please visit: Graduate Certificate - Resources.