Statistics and Data Science (Graduate Certificate)


Do you want to make the world a better place, make good money and have fun doing it? This statistics certificate will open up opportunities for you to apply your knowledge in nearly any industry you're passionate about.


Program Description

Degree Awarded: Certificate Statistics and Data Science (Graduate Certificate)

The statistics certificate program provides statistical training for graduate students at ASU and working professionals in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The program draws upon a variety of faculty research and teaching interests from various academic units so programs of study can be tailored to reflect individual needs and goals.




At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No




Degree Requirements

Required Core (6 credit hours)
STP 530 Applied Regression Analysis (3) (or ECN 525 or IEE 578)
STP 531 Applied Analysis of Variance (3) (or ECN 530 or IEE 572)

Electives (9 credit hours)

Additional Curriculum Information
The nine elective credits are taken from a set of courses approved by the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.

Students must have a GPA of at least 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the courses which apply to the certificate.




Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

International students who need an F1 or J1 visa first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission be considered for admission to this certificate program.

Applicants should have completed the following courses (equivalents at ASU are given in parentheses):

  1. introductory applied statistics (ECN 221, STP 226 or STP 420)
  2. one semester of calculus (MAT 210, MAT 265 or MAT 270)

Applicants are also required to have some computer literacy with knowledge of a programming language, a spreadsheet program or a statistical software program.



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