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Advanced Certificate in Statistics

Advanced Certificates

The Advanced Certificate in Statistics recognizes those who have pursued significant advanced study in the field of statistics beyond the bachelor's degree. It is designed for professionals who need enhanced skills in general and specialized statistical analysis. All 15-units of the certificate will apply to the 36-unit Master of Arts in Statistics for those who plan to continue their study in the field.

Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0. Degree candidates should have completed the calculus sequence (differential, integral and multivariable calculus), an intermediate statistics course such as Probability & Statistics I (U20 305), and either Matrix Algebra (U20 3091) or Foundations for Higher Math (U20 3101) prior to beginning the certificate program.

Non-Degree Study Option*

Qualified students with University College authorization may take up to six units of Statistics graduate-level course work on a non-degree basis. To do so, complete the "Graduate Student-At-Large" application located on our Apply page.

*International students are only eligible to apply for non-degree study as a Graduate Student-At-Large if they already hold a visa that permits part-time study. International students holding a B-2 or F-2 visa are only permitted to register for courses that are recreational or avocational. International students holding F1 visas are not eligible to apply for the “Graduate Student-At-Large” program or any of our advanced certificate programs at this time.

Advising

Our advisors go the extra mile to help you navigate your path and needs. We will provide you with the tools to make each moment spent on your education as valuable as possible. Students will receive:

  • one-on-one, hour long appointments with an experienced advisor;
  • career planning services to prepare you for opportunities after graduation;
  • a partner throughout your journey to ensure success.

Schedule an Appointment

Student advising is available at our West Campus location from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday, and at our Danforth Campus location from 2–6 p.m., Monday–Thursday, and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Friday.

Rebecca O’Laughlin
ELISA WANG
Advisor

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required course work

Required Courses: 9 units

  • Probability (U20 593)
  • Mathematical Statistics (U20 594)
  • Linear Algebra (U20 529)
Elective Courses: 6 units

6 units of graduate-level Statistics.
 


Take a course today. Apply later.

At University College, students can take courses without applying to a degree program. If you are interested in taking a class to get to know University College, to fulfill credits, for professional development, or to follow a passion, the non-degree option is for you. Learn more.

admissions requirements

Admission to this advanced certificate program normally requires a baccalaureate degree with an undergraduate preparation in mathematics, including successful completion of the calculus sequence (differential, integral and multivariable) as well as courses in C programming, differential equations, and matrix algebra.

U.S. Citizenship

University College cannot sponsor an I-20 for any certificate program. International students are eligible to apply for a certificate program if they already hold a visa that permits part-time study. International students holding a B-2 or F-2 visa are only permitted to register for courses that are recreational or avocational.

application requirements

Completed application form

The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed and the required documents have been received.

Official transcripts from all previous college work

Transcript from the institution where you received your bachelor's degree or a higher-level degree, was conferred. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar to University College. Electronic transcripts should be forwarded to ucollege@wustl.edu. For transcript questions, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Patricia Agnew, at paagnew@wustl.edu.

Non-United States course work transcript verification
If the transcript you submit for consideration is from a college or university outside the United States, a course by course transcript evaluation is also required. Evaluations will be accepted from World Education Services (WES) or another member institution of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Personal Essay

Tell us about yourself in a brief essay (about 250 words). Why are you applying to University College? What are your goals, both academic and professional? Is there additional information we should know about you when considering your application?

TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable)

All international students are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores at the time of application. The TOEFL and IELTS may be waived for applicants who, immediately prior to their application for admission, have done both of the following:

  • Lived for three years or longer in the United States or another country where English is the primary language of daily life (e.g. Canada or United Kingdom).
  • Completed three or more years of study at a college or university which is located in that country and where the language of instruction is English.

This policy applies to all international students, even those who have earned a degree from a United States college or university.

If an applicant moves away from an English-speaking country after living and studying there for three years or more, the TOEFL or IELTS is then required for admission.

 

Three Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation should be completed by teachers or professional associates. Letters can be submitted through the online application or mailed by the recommender.

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Still have questions?

Program Coordinator: Lisa Kuehne | (314) 935-4226 | lmkuehne@wustl.edu

Director of Advising and Student Services: Elizabeth Fogt | (314) 935-6778 | efogt@wustl.edu