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Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics

Graduate Certificate of Applied Statistics Advisor:

Prabhani Kuruppumullage Don

For the first semester, you are strongly advised to take only STAT 500 as that is the pre-requisite for most other courses. The course(s) that you have registered using LionPATH should show up on your CANVAS site on the first day of class, if not before.  

Useful resources for the Graduate Certificate students:

The following link has other useful links such as Course Requirements, Tuition Costs, and Faculty Information:

And, you can find the required textbooks and materials for courses by visiting the links from this page:

Academic Calendar:

Important dates:

Regular drop: After the deadline, you will need to pay tuition penalty which increases quickly.

Late drop: After the deadline, you will not be able to late drop after the deadline.

To resume back to the study

If you skip one or more Fall or Spring semesters, you will need to submit a resume of study at the following site (good to do it at least one month before the start of the new semester)

To drop a course:

Use LionPATH, however, if you are dropping the only course, then you have to complete the withdrawal form available at:  and submit it to the Grad School.  

Requirement for completion of the Certificate:

Overall GPA of 3.0 or more.

To request the Graduate Certificate:

After you have completed the requirement of the Graduate Certificate, you should check your address listed on LionPath as the correct mailing address and change to the correct one if needed. Then e-mail with your 9-digit PSU id. Our staff will then begin the process to have your Certificate verified, added to your transcript, and the Certificate sent to your address of record.

To continue taking Applied Statistics courses after you have obtained the Graduate Certificate*:

If one wants to take more courses after obtaining the Graduate Certificate, one can do so by applying (no fee) for a “Change of major” to non-degree at the following site:

* Do keep in mind that only up to 15 non-degree credits taken within five years (including those taken for the Graduate Certificate program) can be transferred to the Master of Applied Statistics program if one gets admission to the M.A.S. program.