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Graduate Certificate in Statistics

Statistics and related quantitative skills are some of the most valued by employers. US News & World Report listed statistician as one of the top jobs in the US in their latest survey.  The Department of Labor lists median pay in 2015 for statisticians (at the masters level) as $81,950, with employment growth of 33% over the ten years from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than average.  The Graduate Certificate in Statistics provides graduate students with training in statistics and related skills (e.g., data science) that will help prepare them to be competitive in today’s job market.

Program Description

Application Process

Application – Please complete this form and submit it.  Also, email your most recent graduate transcript (may be an unofficial copy) to The application must be complete and approved PRIOR to taking the STAT elective courses.

If you are not a University of Utah graduate student, you will need to apply as a non-matriculated student to the University of Utah.  If you are a Utah resident, non-matriculated tuition would be the same as in-state graduate tuition.  If you are non-resident, you would pay non-resident tuition, or international tuition if you are not a resident of the United States.  More information about tuition can be found here:

Please note that the Graduate Certificate in Statistics is an on-campus program; no on-line alternative exists.


Departmental Statistics Courses

ED PS 7020: Quantitative Methods II (6 credits; prerequisite ED PS 7010)

Plus one of the following:

ED PS 7300: Psychometric Theory (3 credits) (offered every fall)

ED PS 7400: Advanced Research Design (3 credits) (offered every spring)

ED PS 6769/STAT 6769: Introduction to Hierarchical Linear Modeling (3 credits) – Summer 2022

Statistics Electives 

Two of the following:

PSY 6550: Structural Modeling (3 credits)

PSY 6551: Ad Structural Equation Modeling (3 credits)

PSY 6556: Analysis of Temporal Data (3-4 credits)

PSY 6558: Multilevel Modeling (1-3 credits)

STAT 6003: Survey of Statistical Packages (3 credits)

STAT 6147: Foundations of Applied Data Analytics & Visualization (3 credits) – pending due to changes

STAT 6572: Nonparametric Statistics (3 credits)

STAT 6969: Special Topics in Statistics (3 credits)


Last Updated: 4/11/23