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diploma in statistics distance education

Education / September 1, 2019

In this certificate program, students will learn statistical methods and how to apply them in real world settings and about statistical programming techniques that are required for managing data in a typical workplace environment. The skills learned are critical in many work settings and should enable job changes within or between companies.

The skills learned in this graduate certificate program are critical in many work settings and should enable job changes within or between companies.

Statistics is being used in many fields these days. Common terms such as “big data, ” “data mining, ” and “business analytics” are really about statistics. Our Masters Degree and certificates will help you get jobs in the following fields:

A total of 12 credit hours is required

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Units: 3

Analysis of data to represent facts, guide decisions and test opinions in managing systems and processes. Graphical and numerical data analysis for descriptive and predictive decisions. Scatter plot smoothing and regression analysis. Basic statistical inference. Integrated use of computer.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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An introduction to the data-handling techniques that are required to apply statistical methods including the importing, validating, and exporting of data files; manipulating, subsetting, and grouping data; merging and appending data sets; and basic reports including tables and graphics. Students learn SAS, the industry standard for statistical practice, and the R language commonly used in upper level statistics courses. Regular access to computer for homework and class exercises is required. Credit for both ST 445 and ST 555 is not allowed.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

Statistical procedures for importing/managing complex data structures using SQL, automated analysis using macro programming, basic simulation methods and text parsing/analysis procedures. Students learn SAS, the industry standard for statistical practice. Regular access to a computer for homework and class exercises is required.

Offered in Fall Only

Tuition Level: Graduate

Resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $431.88
Total Estimated Cost for 12 Credits Completed at NC State: $5, 182.56

Non-resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $1, 147.88
Total Estimated Cost for 12 Credits Completed at NC State: $13, 774.56

Approximate cost per semester: $3, 886.92 based on 9 credit hours

Note: Students enrolled in distance education classes in which proctored exams are required are responsible for any charges, including for identity verification, levied by a remote location.

Source: online-distance.ncsu.edu