The Applied Statistics and Data Management Certificate at NC State offers the same outstanding education as our in-person program in a fully online, asynchronous environment filled with a vibrant community of learners.
Our online program serves a wide audience. We have traditional students that enter our program directly after their undergraduate studies. However, a large proportion of our online program community have been working for 5+ years and are looking to retool or upscale their careers.
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. The certificate focuses on statistical programming techniques that are required for managing and analyzing data in a typical workplace environment. The skills learned are critical in many work settings and should aid with job changes within or between companies.
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.