Certificate in Mathematical Foundations of Data Analytics

The graduate certificate in mathematical foundations of data analytics is designed to provide training in data analytics to individuals who are currently working, as well as current graduate students in mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, etc.


New graduate students: Applicants to the certificate in MFDA are required to meet Graduate School requirements for nondegree, Category A admission. The graduate certificate should be selected as the intended program in the Graduate School application.

Current WSU graduate students: To apply for the certificate program, submit the Graduate School's Declaration of Intent to Pursue a Graduate Certificate form  located on the Graduate School's webpage. With departmental approval, the student may then be admitted to the certificate program. All Graduate School and departmental admission requirements apply. International students may enroll in the certificate program but must ensure it complies with their visa requirements. Students should contact the office of graduate studies in mathematics to inform it of their intent to enroll in the program.

Program Requirements 

The certificate in MFDA consists of 15 credit hours. Six (6) of the credit hours are composed of two required courses. The remaining 9 credit hours are satisfied by completing elective courses. In addition to these requirements, students must meet the Graduate School’s requirements in order to earn this certificate.

Course Title Hours
Required Courses
MATH 746Introduction to Data Analytics3
MATH 802Data Analytics Capstone3
Select 9 credit hours from the following9
Mathematical Models 1
Computational Methods for Physics 1
Numerical Linear Algebra
Applied Regression Analysis
Analysis of Variance
Statistical Computing I
Applied Statistical Methods II
Methods in Experimental Physics
Total Credit Hours15

Only one of these courses may be counted toward completion of the certificate program.