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Online Certificate - Program Eligibility and Admissions

To be eligible for the Certificate Program, a student must meet the following requirements:

(a)  Applicant must have a or be in the process of completing a Baccalaureate Degree, either in a mathematical field or a field that makes significant use of quantitative methods, with at least a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA). A previous degree in Statistics or Biostatistics is useful, but not required.

(b)  At least three semesters of Calculus through multivariable/vector calculus (at the level of MATH 125, MATH 129, MATH 223), and one semester of Linear Algebra (at the level of MATH 215), and experience with computer technologies.

(c)  International students applying from non-English-speaking countries must meet the Graduate College’s minimum requirements for admission:

Standardized tests are not required for admission to the Graduate Certificate program. 

Concurrent enrollment in another University degree program outside of the GIDP in Statistics is allowed, but not required.  For information on time limitations and transferring credit to the Certificate program, please see Graduate College policies at

Note for residents of U.S. territories: As a result of legislative regulations in these states, the University of Arizona cannot currently consider applications for online degree certification programs from applicants whose primary residence is in one of the following U.S. territories:

  • America Samoa
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

Application Process

Apply at 

Application deadline for Fall 2017: July 31, 2017

Application deadline for Spring 2018: December 1, 2017

Certificate Application Fee: $85.00

Please use the following information in your Program Application:

Application Type: Certificate

Program: Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program

Semester: [starting semester]

UA Site: UAOnline

If accepted to the Certificate Program, you will receive an email with information on your studentID and accessing your student information on UAccess, This portal contains your contact information, academic information including enrollment and grades, and financial charges on your account. This is also the portal through which you will enroll in your Online courses.

Last updated 12 May 2017