Applied Statistics and Data Management - Online and Distance Education

Applied Statistics and Data Management

 
Graduate Certificates | Applied Statistics and Data Management

Applied Statistics and Data Management

Entrance Exam: Not Required

North Carolina State University’s Department of Statistics is committed to providing outstanding training both on campus and worldwide. Our online graduate program features a Master of Statistics degree and two graduate certificates, one in Applied Statistics and Data Management and one in Statistics Education. This is the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics and Data Management.

These online programs feature the same outstanding courses offered to on-campus students. Online students will have access to the same lectures and will complete the same assignments/exams as on-campus students. Online tools will be used to facilitate interaction between instructors and students and to develop a vibrant community of online learners.

Since its start in 1941, the NC State Statistics Department has a proud record of training problem solvers. We have graduates working in a wide range of disciplines spanning academia, business, and government. The goal of our online program is to provide the same high quality education and the support needed for you to join the ranks of these outstanding alumni. 

In the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics and Data Management 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.

Eligibility

The Graduate School oversees the application process for each program. The Graduate School has its own criteria for admission, but the Department of Statistics Online Graduate Program has specific admissions requirements as well. To understand more about the Graduate School admission requirements, visit the Graduate School Support Center.

International students must include complete transcripts, a degree statement and TOEFL or IELTS scores. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

After submitting your Graduate Application for the Applied Statistics and Data Management certificate, you may check the status of your application at any time.  International students must include complete transcripts, a degree statement and TOEFL or IELTS scores.  Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The GRE is not required, but we ask you to upload the scores if you have taken it.

Plan of Study

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.

  • Statistical Methods I: ST511 or ST513
  • Statistical Methods II: ST512 or ST514
  • Statistical Programming I (Base SAS): ST555
  • Statistical Programming II (Advanced SAS): ST556 or Data Science for Statisticians (Taught using R): ST558

The course sequence ST 511 and ST 512 is similar to that of ST 513 and ST 514.  The main difference is that ST 511 and ST 512 focus more heavily on analysis of designed experiments, where ST 513 and ST 514 focus more heavily on the analysis of observational data. Many students already have Base SAS knowledge or even Advanced SAS knowledge.  Then ST558 (Data Science for Statisticians) and ST563 (Introduction to Statistical Learning) are excellent alternatives.

Career Prospects

Graduates of our program develop a strong methodology for working with diverse types of data in multiple programming languages. Their skills at building and assessing predictive and inferential models are honed as well as their ability to communicate to diverse audiences.

We have students from all walks of life. Some come to us directly after their undergraduate coursework, but most are working professionals looking to further their careers or move to a new phase of their lives. Students have four years to complete the degree. Most take one course per semester, including the summer, and are able to finish in two years or less.

Our graduates are employed in many fields that use statistics at places like SAS Institute, First Citizens Bank, iProspect, the Environmental Protection Agency, North Carolina State University, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield.