Graduate Certificate in Statistical Methods in Psychology Psychological Science

About the Certificate

This certificate program is designed to provide formalized education in the area of statistics as it is applied to the analysis of psychological data. Students will complete a four course sequence of classes designed to develop basic graduate-level skills in psychological data analysis. These courses will develop an understanding of basic graduate-level statistical concepts, including probability, t-tests, ANOVAs, regression, as well as non-parametric tests. Students will engage in projects which include measure development and refinement procedures. 

This certificate program is open to all persons holding a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree and who have the required prerequisites for the courses offered.

The certificate program consists of four courses. In order to receive a graduate certificate, you must earn a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0 in the four certificate courses taken. 

Students admitted to the certificate program will have non-degree graduate status, but will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete.

Upon successful completition of the graduate certificate program, you may be admitted to Missouri S&T's master's degree program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or Mathematics and Statistics without taking the GRE. Students must still apply and be accepted through the application process. Other course and program prerequisites still apply.  At the discretion of other graduate departments, these certificate courses may be transferred as graduate credit to those academic department programs. 

Students applying for a graduate certificate must submit the following:

  • Completed Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts

Online Application

  • When you start a new application, select "Graduate Online/Distance" and then select the certificate program.
  • Don't forget to list your current employer and company location on the application.
  • Statement of purpose should be 2-3 paragraphs explaining why you are applying for this program. 
  • Statement is to be submitted electronically on the online application; you'll copy and paste it into the provided text box.

Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision. 

  • Upload your transcripts on the online application under your "Institutional Data." If you previously attended S&T, you must upload your transcript. An unofficial transcript can be requested through Joe’SS. How to Request Unofficial Transcripts (pdf)  
  • PDF scans are preferred.
  • The university requires official transcripts from all schools attended before a student may register for a second semester.
  • In order for a transcript to be counted as official it must be sent directly from the school to S&T, it cannot come from a student. 

Official transcripts should be mailed to Global Learning:

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Office of Global Learning
G8 Norwood Hall, 320 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409


Pathway to a Master's Degree

Are you a working professional who wants to earn your master's degree, but you don’t have time to take the GRE/GMAT? Then start in a graduate certificate program. Graduate certificates were designed as a pathway to a master's degree.* The admission requirements are more relaxed and credit earned will count toward your degree. Once you successfully earn your graduate certificate, you can continue with the corresponding master's degree without having to take the GRE/GMAT.

Related Degrees

This graduate certificate may act as a pathway to the following master’s programs:

*Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply.


Contact Us

Global Learning
Distance Education

G8 Norwood Hall 
320 W. 12th St. 
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-6591
Fax: 573-202-2396 

Psychological Science

Dr. Clair Reynolds Kueny
Assistant Professor
106 Humanities-Social Sciences
Missouri University of
Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-1270
Phone: (573) 341-4732
Fax:(573) 341-4110

and Statistics

Dr. VA Samaranayake
(Dr. Sam)
Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor

302 Rolla Building
Rolla, MO  65409-0020
Phone: (573) 341-4658
Fax: (573) 341-4741