Feb 19, 2020  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Statistics Graduate Certificate

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Coordinator: Stephanie Santorico:
Telephone: 303-315-1714
E-mail: Stephanie.Santorico@ucdenver.edu
Web site: www.math.ucdenver.edu 

There is a growing need for qualified statistical analysts of the ever-increasing amounts of data collected in business, industry, and government. The Certificates in Applied Statistics program is designed to give students a strong background in statistical methodology and data analysis in preparation for opportunities in the work force or for graduate studies.

Students will gain competence in such topics as descriptive statistics, estimation, confidence intervals, probability and inferential techniques, simple and multiple regression, analysis of variance, and more-advanced topics. Students can focus on a particular application area such as economics, psychology, sociology, geology or environmental science through the choice of an elective course and the data analysis project.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree (not necessarily in mathematics) from an accredited college or university (or demonstrate completion of work equivalent to the baccalaureate degree given at CU Denver) with at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA). Students must also have 24 semester hours of mathematics, at least 18 of which are upper division courses with a grade of B- or better. These courses must include calculus 1, 2 and 3 as well as linear algebra and probability at the undergraduate level. Exceptions to admission criteria may be made on a case by case basis.

Certificate Requirements

Four courses and a 1 hour independent study are required as detailed below.

Two Fundamental Courses in Statistics

One Advanced Applications Course

Topics vary from year to year. Course must be pre-approved by certificate coordinator and cannot be MATH 5830. Representative courses include: 

One Elective

  • Any statistics course in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the 5000 level or higher (must be pre-approved by the Certificate Coordinator). MATH5830 cannot apply towards the certificate.

Project Requirement

An independent data analysis project with a report and presentation to demonstrate proficiency with data analysis techniques and a statistical computing software package. Enroll for one hour of MATH 5840, Independent Study, or in an equivalent course pre-approved by the Certificate Coordinator. 

Additional Requirements

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or above in these courses with no credit given for courses with grades below B-. Since a certificate is a University of Colorado Denver certification of a student’s specialized knowledge in an advanced subject area, all courses in the certificate program must be taken in residency at University of Colorado Denver. Students much be enrolled in one course per year to maintain their status in the certificate program. Certificates must be completed within 3 years from matriculation. 

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