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The Certificate in Applied Statistics brings together statistics, computer science, scientific research, and communication skills using the latest state-of -the-art technologies. It prepares students for immediate employment in a variety of high-paying industry positions or doctoral study in applied statistics or a related field.

Applied statisticians are in high demand in the current high-technology economy. Our program emphasizes a flexible curriculum that allows a wide variety of concentrations of application, including biology, mathematics, computer science, psychology, health sciences, business, pharmaceutical product development, and other self-designed multi-disciplinary concentrations. The Program also offers paid internship opportunities and flexible class offerings allowing for both full-time and part-time students.

We encourage students from diverse academic backgrounds to consider our program. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, various undergraduate majors and interests are eligible for admissions.

Curriculum

If you wish to pursue your studies on a parttime basis or just learn some new skills, the Certificate Program in Applied Statistics is a viable and exciting option. This 19-credit hour program is a hands-on curriculum that will give you knowledge and experience in applying statistical and computational procedures to reallife problems. For instance, you will learn how to effectively design and analyze data from a clinical trial.

The Certificate Program offers a broad overview and introduction to application of statistical concepts to various research settings. This program emphasizes hands-on course work, rather than the internship opportunity and independent research option of the MSc.

Core modules:

• STA 507 Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)
• STA 511 Intro Stat Computing & Data Management (3 credits)
• STA 512 Principles of Experimental Analysis (4 credits)
• STA 514 Modern Experimental Design (3 credits)

Electives:

• Select two courses from a selected area of concentration (6 credits)

Please visit the website for more detailed information about these modules:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/sciences-mathematics/mathematics/applied-statistics-certificate/

Careers

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

• Natural Sciences Managers
• Clinical Research Coordinators
• Actuaries
• Statisticians
• Clinical Data Managers
• Survey Researchers
• Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Visit the Certificate in Applied Statistics page on the West Chester University website for more details!

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