Program Overview

The Department of Statistics at The University of Tennessee offers a graduate certificate in applied statistical strategies. The program is designed for the part-time student and several of the courses are offered through distance education. The applied statistics graduate certificate program is designed for individuals who wish to augment or begin studies in applied statistics.

Students are trained in the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of numerical data. Students will learn how to collect data, how to analyze and summarize data and how to interpret the results.  The techniques learned in this certificate can be applied to quality control, production design and analysis, telecommunications, financial analysis, and risk analysis. This certificate will help the data analysts in conducting appropriate statistical analyses of their data and help the technical supervisors in understanding the results of statistical analyses conducted by other people. By enrolling in the certificate program, students build competency in the field of applied statistics, which is beneficial to a wide range of careers, especially because it improves individuals’ data analytic skills.

The 12-hour certificate is available by completing two required courses, STAT 571-STAT 572, and two electives selected from STAT 573, STAT 575, STAT 579, and STAT 585 or STAT 566 or other graduate statistics courses as approved by the Statistics Graduate Program Committee Chair.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    The University of Tennessee is a public, 4-year, land-grant university headquartered in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee. The school is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the country and was founded in 1794. During the Civil War, the school was considered to be the bastion of Union sympathies and the school suffered major structural damage during the Battle of Fort Sanders. Additional campuses were built and the UT University System was created in 1968. Today, University of Tennessee in Knoxville is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system.

    The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the following colleges:

    • Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
    • Architecture and Design
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    • Business Administration
    • Communication and Information
    • Health, Education, and Human Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Law
    • Nursing
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    • Veterinary Medicine
    • University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI)



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