Behavioral Statistics Program Director: Dr. Steven Mewaldt

Program Overview:
The Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Statistics consists of 12 hours. The Certificate provides students with an array of statistical tools and analyses that will enable them to seek opportunities in the public and private sector.

Program Highlights:

  • Students will be able to create, design, and implement real world statistical paradigms.
  • All credits earned in the certificate program can be applied to the master’s degree.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure:

Under the Code of Federal Regulations 668.6B, the following information is provided to prospective students seeking only the certificate (not simultaneously with a degree) to help them make informed decisions about this program, which does not lead to a degree.  NOTE: Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) codes are issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The SOC is linked to the occupational profile on O*NET, the nation’s primary source of occupational information.

Intended Occupation for Certificate Holders Standard Occupation Code
Statisticians 15-2041
Survey Researchers 19-3022
Statistical Assistants 43-9011

Standard Time to Completion: 2 semesters

Curriculum:  4 courses | 12 credits
Required Courses Credits
PSY 517, Intermediate Behavioral Statistics
PSY 623, Experimental Design
PSY 624, Multivariate Analysis
Choose one of the following:
PSY 651, Advanced Nonparametric Statistics
PSY 654, Single Subject Analysis


Cost of books and supplies (estimate): $500

Certificate Application Essentials
How to apply:

  • Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the Behavioral Statistics Certificate on the application form.
  • Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website.
  • Students already enrolled in the Psychology master’s program who wish to earn the certificate simultaneously can apply easily by submitting a Secondary Program Request form:

Admission requirements are the same as for the master’s degree in psychology.

Deadline for Application: March 15 (Fall only)