The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics is a
program designed primarily for the graduate students at Western Michigan
University who are not Statistics majors. Students who complete the
program will be quantitatively aware, and capable of doing quantitative
research for their doctoral dissertations and masters theses.
They will be able to properly design their experiments or surveys,
collect data, and perform analysis using statistical software packages
such as SPSS or SAS.
Besides graduate students at WMU, the program is also available for
graduates of bachelor programs who find the pursuit of a masters
degree too rigorous or time consuming.
The skills that students will learn in these programs can be applied
across the business, education, health, science, governmental, and technology fields.
Applicants are expected to have completed an introductory course in statistics.
The program consists of six courses (18 credit hours):
STAT 6020 - Intro To Stat Research Methods Credits: 3 hrs.
Five courses selected from
For graduate students at WMU, up to 9 hours of approved quantitative research courses
taken by the students from their own departments can be substituted in place of
courses on this list.
These courses would count, as appropriate, for their graduate degree.
- STAT 5610 - Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods Credits: 3 hrs.
- STAT 5630 - Sample Survey Methods Credits: 3 hrs.
- STAT 5650 - Design of Experiments for Quality Improvement Credits: 3 hrs.
- STAT 5660 - Nonparametric Statistical Methods Credits: 3 hrs.
- STAT 5670 - Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments Credits: 4 hrs.
- STAT 5680 - Regression Analysis Credits: 3 hrs.
- STAT 5820 - Time Series Analysis Credits: 3 hrs.
- STAT 6620 - Applied Linear Models Credits: 3 hrs.
- STAT 6640 - Design of Experiments I Credits: 3 hrs.
- STAT 6800 - SAS Programming Credits: 3 hrs.
If you are already in a WMU graduate program,
- Go to the grad application
- When you get to Application Type, choose "Graduate Masters/Spec"
- When you get to Intended Major, choose "Certificate Program: Applied Statistics"
Once you have been admitted to the certificate program, you will need to
create a program outline with the certificate
After agreeing on a program of study, fill in and submit a
Graduate certificate program outline,
available at the registrar's