Statistical Training Beyond CSTAT


The training that CSTAT provides mainly takes the form of workshops or short-courses. Many alternatives are available to students and faculty at MSU. Here we list the most widely used or readily available alternatives.

Regular Semester-long Courses Offered by MSU Departments

Most faculty and students learn statistics by taking semester-long courses. MSU’s faculty offer an enormous variety of such courses, at every level of the curriculum. Some of these courses are open only to students who are enrolled in specific programs. So you should always check the prerequisites for enrolling in the courses.
In addition to courses, MSU also offers masters and doctoral degrees in Statistics (Department of Statistics and Probability), a doctoral degree in Measurement and Quantitative Methods (College of Education), and a dual-major PhD Program in Quantitative Biology.

Many other MSU disciplinary programs offer graduate specializations in statistical methods. For example, the Dept. of Epidemiology offers a graduate core sequence in biostatistics. The Dept. of Economics offers a field concentration in econometrics. The Department of Psychology offers a graduate Concentration in Quantitative Methodology and Evaluation Science (QMES).

Short-Courses in Applied Statistics Offered by Other MSU Programs


Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science (RSGIS) offers training workshops on the principal tools of geospatial technology.

MSU Technology Training offers short courses in computer applications, principally office applications including web design, data management, publishing, and presentation software. A few of the courses focus on statistical software, including statistical options available in spreadsheets such as Excel and more general statistical software packages such as SPSS. The focus in the latter courses is less on statistical principles and techniques than on use of the software.

The Quantitative Fisheries Center (QFC) offers periodic short courses, workshops, and online courses in quantitative fisheries and advanced methodologies.

Semester long courses at MSU Courses offered by the Department of Statistics and Probability.