The Graduate Certificate in Theory and Applications of Regression Models (GCTARM) is designed for professionals and graduate students in diverse fields with a strong math background and a desire to improve their computational and statistical skills. The GCTARM covers applications of multiple regression and generalized regression models, as well as providing some theoretical background for these topics. The focus of this certificate is on understanding patterns and structure in data, and explanation/presentation of findings. It includes core coursework in probability, statistical inference and categorical data analysis, in addition to regression analysis. The GCTARM is available both online and on-campus.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
GSLL 3095 Math Skills for Statistical Analysis 0
GSLL 3096 Computing Skills for Statistical Analysis 0
STAA 551 Regression Models and Applications 2
STAA 552 Generalized Regression Models 2
STAA 561 Probability with Applications 2
STAA 562 Mathematical Statistics with Applications 2

Choose two credits from the following:

Course Number Course Title Credits
STAA 565 Quantitative Reasoning 1
STAA 566 Computational and Graphical Methods 1
STAA 567 Computational and Simulation Methods 1
STAA 574 Methods in Multivariate Analysis 2

When selecting coursework for this certificate, please consider the following:

  • GSLL 3095 and GSLL 3096 (or STAT 500) are required skills courses and must be taken first. GSLL 3095 is intended not only as a review, but also as instruction in using the math skills in a statistical context. It does not replace the math prerequisites indicated. GSLL covers use of SAS and R programming. STAT 500 is basically a 1-credit version of GSLL 3096.
  • STAA 561 and STAA 562 should be taken immediately after GSLL 3095/3096, with STAA 551 taken soon after those courses.
  • STAA courses are sub-term courses (8 weeks) and are awarded 1-2 credits.  An 8-week, 2-credit course will require the same amount of time per week as a 16-week, 4-credit course (approximately 12 hours per week on average).

Program Prerequisites

  • an undergraduate statistics course
  • three semesters of calculus, to include multiple integration
  • one semester of linear algebra

Program Costs

  • Application processing fee is $60 ($70 for international students).
  • On-campus tuition rates can be found here. Tuition rates are different for residents and non-residents of Colorado.
  • Online tuition is $835 per credit. Current online tuition information can be found here.
  • Textbook costs will vary.

This certificate is at the graduate level, requiring students to have already obtained a bachelor’s degree. Formal admission is required for students to pursue this certificate. Please contact our office for questions regarding the application process. This certificate is geared for a fall start, with students completing the noncredit skills courses in the summer session. The application deadline is May 1 for online students and June 1 for on-campus students.