This certificate trains students in data analysis and statistical methodology. It is intended to complement PhD and MS programs outside the Department of Statistics. It is also intended to be responsive to the needs of those who teach or work in government/industry and want to increase their knowledge of statistics.
Graduate certificates may be pursued independently or in conjunction with a graduate degree program. Please see the University Catalog for complete information on program requirements and policies. Additional specifications may apply.
Applicants should have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum overall GPA of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). No specific undergraduate degree is required. Applicants are expected to have basic computer literacy. Successful completion of an undergraduate course in statistics is required for admission. One semester of calculus is strongly recommended.
Students who enroll in a certificate program will receive state-of-the art scientific and practical information in cutting-edge areas. All courses are taught by our distinguished faculty with years of experience in their respective fields or research and practice. As graduate student at Mason you will have access to the vast resources of our library and the open lab facilities in the Volgenau School.
Graduate certificates may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.