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Applied Statistics
Advanced Certificate
College of Science
Graduate Program Contact Steven LaLonde

The advanced certificate in applied statistics is designed for professionals who would like to concentrate on a subset of our courses and need those credentials in a shorter amount of time than it would take to finish an MS degree. The admission requirements are somewhat less stringent than those for the MS program. All courses taken within the advanced certificate can be applied towards the MS degree in applied statistics if a student wishes to continue in the program. Two core courses listed below can be followed by two electives chosen based on the student’s needs and interests.

Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date.

  • Price $993 per credit hour (2016/17 AY)
  • Duration

    12 credit hours required

    A full-time student could finish the program in 1 year, and a part-time student could complete the program in 2 years.

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  • Program Differentiators
    • 95% of RIT graduates enter the workforce or continue to go on for further education
    • RIT alums hail from more than 101 countries and work for more than 3,000 employers
    • Upon graduation, you’ll become a member of the 114,000-strong RIT alumni community
    • We build programs based on real-time employer demand
    • The same faculty that teach on-campus, teach online
    • RIT faculty have extensive experience in the classroom, in research, and in their professional fields
    • We provide the same library services and resources, including a dedicated librarian, for online students
    • Our career specialists provide advisement to help you plan, prepare for, and meet your career goals
    • We provide enriched personalized academic advising
    • You receive the same RIT credential as traditional on-campus graduates
  • Application Requirements

    Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date.

    To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in applied statistics program, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:

    • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
    • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
    • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
    • Submit a current resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation
    • Have a satisfactory background in mathematics and statistics (preferably two courses in probability and statistics)
    • A test of English Language aptitude is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. RIT accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE exams. Students must achieve the following minimum scores prior to consideration for admission: 550 paper-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 58 on the Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE). Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, PTE-Academic, or IELTS exams if they have worked or studied in the U.S. for the last two years or they are from countries and attended universities whose native language is English. These countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British West Indies, Canada, England, Guam, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Virgin Islands and Wales

    Scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are not required, however they may be beneficial for some students.

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