Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Analysis Using SAS®
The Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Analysis Using SAS® is a multidisciplinary program that fosters knowledge and programmatic skills in data management and statistical analysis using SAS software. The certificate’s curriculum is designed for students with diverse career goals, but at its core, it focuses on the job role of Programmer/Analyst. A person in this role accesses and manages data, performs complex queries, and conducts and interprets statistical data analyses. Upon completion of the certificate program, students will not only earn the SAS- sponsored joint certificate from UWM, but they will also be prepared to take two globally recognized Programming Certification exams either through the SAS Institute or on-site at UWM:
- Base SAS Programming Certificate: http://support.sas.com/certify/creds/bp.html and
- Advanced SAS Programming Certificate: http://support.sas.com/certify/creds/ap.html
Students are required to take a total of 18 credits towards the completion of the certificate. The mandatory core courses in programming and regression analysis make up 12 credits (6 credits fixed, 6 credits flexible) and an additional 6 credits are to be taken as electives. The program’s curriculum stimulates interdisciplinary skill acquisition and research by requiring students to enroll in courses from at least two academic units. Students can choose courses from Business Administration, Business Management, Educational Psychology, Political Science, Public Health, and Social Work to satisfy the certificate’s credit requirements.
Post-baccalaureate students will be interested in this certificate program because it provides a valuable skill set without pursuing a full graduate degree. Graduate and post-graduate students will find this certificate program appealing as it complements many existing degree programs at UWM and should give graduates a competitive edge on the job market.