Graduate Certificate Program Applied Statistics

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Applied Statistics Graduate Certificate Overview

PSU Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Give yourself a competitive edge in today's job market with a graduate certificate in applied statistics from PSU. You'll hone your statistical, data analysis, and modeling skills to become a more effective problem-solver, whether you pursue a career in business, health, science, government, or technology. Our applied statistics certificate prepares you to perform sophisticated statistical analysis and modeling for problems within your discipline.

Gaining your graduate certificate is a great way to specialize your learning; all mathematics certificates can be added on to your undergraduate or graduate learning. Most of our students pair this certificate with their graduate studies in a variety of fields that benefit from the application of statistical methods, including psychology, civil and environmental engineering, economics, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, engineering and technology management, environmental science and management, mechanical engineering, political sciences, sociology, urban studies, and systems science. In a relatively short amount of time, your graduate certificate in applied statistics can burst ahead of other applicants in a competitive job market.

For program-specific information about degree details or admission requirements, please visit the department. 

About the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics is dedicated to excellence in research and teaching in mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education. Guided by the mission of Portland State University and by the principles of disciplinary excellence and cross-disciplinary engagement, we are particularly committed to building expertise and providing leadership in such areas as applied and computational mathematics and statistics and mathematics education.

Degree Details

Applied Statistics Graduate Certificate: Why PSU?

PSU's graduate certificate in Applied Statistics goes well beyond the requirements of most other programs.

As a student in our program, you'll develop a depth of understanding of methods and breadth of application across disciplines. You'll take a set of core courses to learn the fundamentals of applied statistics, followed by electives offered by a half-dozen departments, including environmental science and management, computer science, economics, mechanical engineering, public administration, psychology, sociology, and urban studies.

Our required community-based statistical consulting course gives you the opportunity to apply your skills to real data or statistical problems.

Under the supervision of a faculty member, you'll work with clients to provide statistical expertise on projects. Projects may involve quality control, experimental design, sampling methods, estimation, linear and non-linear regression methods, survival data analysis, and other biostatistics methods.

Our courses also you train on industry-standard software packages such as Minitab, R, and SAS.

What can I do with a graduate certificate in Applied Statistics?

PSU's graduate certificate in Applied Statistics equips you with the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to become valuable data analysts and problem-solvers for your organization.

Our alumni go on to jobs in a variety of fields, including business, government, and industry.

Featured Courses

  • STAT 564 Applied Regression Analysis
  • STAT 565, 566 Experimental Design: Theory and Methods
  • STAT 570 Statistical Consulting
  • STAT 561 Mathematical Statistics
  • STAT 661 Advanced Mathematical Statistics
  • STAT 671 Statistical Learning
  • STAT 567 Applied Probability
  • STAT 572 Bayesian Statistics
  • STAT 577 Categorical Data Analysis
  • STAT 571 Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis
  • EC 572 Time Series Analysis and Forecasts
  • STAT 573 Computer Intensive Methods in Statistics
  • STAT 576 Sampling Theory and Methods

Featured Electives

  • CE 566/ESM 566 Environmental Data Analysis
  • CS 545 Machine Learning
  • EC 575 Applied Advanced Econometrics
  • ME 588 Design of Industrial Experiments
  • PA 551 Analytic Methods in Public Administration
  • PSY 524 Research Design in Applied Psychology
  • SOC 593 Quantitative Methods
  • SOC 597 Applied Survey Research
  • USP 532 Data Collection


Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).