About the Certificate

This certificate program is ideal for engineers and scientists who wish to enhance their statistical and data analytic skills . These skills are essential ingredients for success in a data centric world, especially for engineers and scientists.  

The certificate consist of one required course: STAT 5643 Probability and Statistic. This course provides the fundamentals on probability concepts and distributional theory, which are necessary for gaining a proper understanding of the applied statistical methods and techniques widely used in the analysis of experimental and observational data. This required course should be supplemented by three applied statistics courses selected from the pool of courses listed in the curriculum.

This graduate certificate program is open to all individuals holding a bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, engineering or a hard scientific discipline with an undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0 in the degree coursework. In addition, you must have a minimum of two years of professional work experience, or currently be accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T.

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. 

Once admitted to the certificate program, you will have three years to complete the certificate, as long as you maintain a B average in the courses taken.

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.

*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

Missouri S&T Online Education

Sylvia Skouby, Associate Director for Online Admissions

Phone: 573-341-6903
Email: stgrad@mst.edu

and Statistics

Dr. Akim Adekpedjou
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

214 Rolla Building
Rolla, MO  65409-0020
Phone: (573) 341-4649
Fax: (573) 341-4741
Email: akima@mst.edu