Statistics Education - Online and Distance Education

Statistics Education

Graduate Certificates | Statistics Education

Statistics Education

Entrance Exam: Not Required

The Department of Statistics offers the 12-credit online Graduate Certificate in Statistics Education. The program is designed to provide convenient online access to the statistical training that is oftentimes required for career advancement. The application process is very simple, and a certificate will be earned by successful completion of the four courses listed below with an average GPA of at least 3.0. Note that the GRE is not required to apply.


The NC State University Graduate School, which oversees the graduate certificate application process, has its own admissions criteria but the Department of Statistics Online Graduate Program has specific admissions requirements as well.

After submitting your Graduate Application for the Statistics Education 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.


This 12-credit graduate program includes four three-credit graduate courses. At 2019-20 tuition rates, the cost of these courses is $462 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,311 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $5,544 for North Carolina residents and $15,732 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

Plan of Study

In this certificate program, students will learn statistical concepts and methods and pedagogical techniques for teaching these statistical topics at the college or high school level. The emphasis of the program is on the effective use of modern technology for teaching statistics. The courses required for this graduate certificate are listed below.

Career Prospects

The emphasis of the program is on the effective use of modern technology for teaching statistics.

Statistics is being used in many fields these days. Common terms such as “big data,” “data mining,” and “business analytics” are really about statistics. Our Masters Degree and certificates will help you get jobs in the following fields: