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Graduate Academic Certificate of Completion in Statistical Science

The Certificate in Statistical Science is developed for graduate students majoring in disciplines other than statistics who wish to show a competency in statistics. Students are not required to be actively pursuing a graduate degree in order to participate in the certificate program, but must satisfy graduate admission requirements at the University of Idaho. This certificate program is available in either of, or a combination of two venues: on-campus study or via Engineering Outreach (EO), the distance education arm of the University of Idaho.

The certificate program is designed to give the student a background in the statistical methods applicable to their major field of study. When planning coursework toward the certificate, students should see the certificate coordinator in the Department of Statistical Sciences to ensure the courses chosen will meet the student's professional objectives.


  • Students admitted to graduate school at the University of Idaho must submit the Academic Certificate Declaration on page 2 of the Change of Curriculum Form (PDF) to the certificate coordinator for department chair approval.
  • To apply for the program as a stand-alone certificate, apply online through Graduate Admissions. You will be required to submit transcripts showing a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for your undergraduate degree.
  • Current undergraduate students wishing to earn a graduate academic certificate must be eligible to participate in graduate-level courses (minimum requirements: senior standing and a 3.0 UI overall GPA). If the course is not being used for the undergraduate degree, the student should file a course level adjustment form to reserve the course for the GR transcript (maximum of 12 credits may be reserved for the graduate transcript). Once the student earns their bachelor’s degree, they may apply as a graduate certificate seeking student and complete the certificate program.

Required Coursework

  • Stat 431 Statistical Analysis (3 cr)

Plus one of the following (3 cr):

  • Stat 422 Sample Survey Methods (3 cr)
  • Stat 507 Experimental Design (3 cr)

Two or more of the following (9 cr):

  • Stat 428 Geostatistics (3 cr)
  • Stat 451 Probability Theory (3 cr)
  • Stat 452 Mathematical Statistics (3 cr)
  • Stat 514 Nonparametric Statistics (3 cr)
  • Stat 519 Multivariate Analysis (3 cr)
  • Stat 555 Statistical Ecology (3 cr)
  • Stat 565 Computer Intensive Statistics (3 cr)

Note: Credits to total 15 for this academic certificate

Certificate Coordinator

Sarah Morra

For more information, email

Students interested in employment in statistics per se, should consider studying for an Master's of Science in statistics.


Physical Address:
Brink Hall 415A

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1104
Moscow, ID 83844-1104

Phone: (208) 885-2929

Fax: (208) 885-7959


Web: Department of Statistical Science