Applied Statistical Analysis, AC

Our advanced certificate in applied statistical analysis focuses on providing a solid foundation from which you may pursue either doctoral studies or a career as a researcher whose job entails analyzing statistical data (especially as related to education). This certificate enhances your employability, and any student holding or pursuing a master's or doctoral degree from any discipline may complete this certificate.

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Why Applied Statistical Analysis at UB?

The features of our program include:
  • gaining experience in applying the methods to quantitative data
  • gaining experience in interpreting/analyzing quantitative data 
  • learning a wide range of statistical methods
  • understanding the methods and the models on which they are based

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Advanced Certificate (AC)
Credits required for completion 18
Time to completion 2 to 4 semesters
Course delivery On campus or online
Career opportunities Researcher whose job entails analyzing statistical data (especially as related to education)
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Fall: April 1, then rolling
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling

Program Coursework

Required Courses (6 credits)

CEP 500 Fundamentals of Educational Research 
CEP 522 Statistical Inference I

Elective Courses (12 credits) (choose four)

CEP 510 Psychometric Theories in Education
CEP 512 Survival Analysis
CEP 523 Statistical Inference II
CEP 524 Experimental Design
CEP 525 Applied Multivariate Analysis
CEP 526 Linear Structural Models with Latent Variables
CEP 527 Analysis of Large-Scale Databases
CEP 528 Hierarchical Linear Modeling
CEP 529 Applied Regression Analysis
CEP 530 Introduction to Meta-analysis
LAI 638 Using Rasch Modeling to Develop Measurement Instruments

Program Handbook

Application Requirements

Submit your completed online application, which includes:
  • Application fee: A $50 non-refundable application fee, submitted electronically through UB's ePayment system.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended. (UB transcripts are automatically submitted for current UB students and alumni.)
  • Statement of education and career goals

Former/Maiden Name: Please provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.

Admissions Decision: The admissions decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

International Applicant Additional Requirements
  • Official original proof of your degree
  • A copy of your passport biographical page
  • Official test scores for either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic. Test scores must be dated within two years of submitting your application.
    • TOEFL minimum score is a 250 for a computer based test, 600 for a paper based test and 79 for the Internet based test
    • IELTS minimum score is 6.5 overall
    • PTE minimum score is 55 overall
  • Financial documentation — International graduate applicants must document their ability to pay for all costs incurred while studying in the U.S.
  • An official bank statement

All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.

Are you an international student and unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL?

If you are currently unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL tests because they are canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University at Buffalo will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for proof of English proficiency. This test can be taken online, in your own home. More information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.

The TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition is a safe and convenient option for students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT test at a test center due to public health concerns.

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.