Stanford Medical Statistics Certificate

Stanford School of Medicine

  • Professional Program
  • Fee:
    Fee may apply

 Stanford Medical Statistics Certificate


Statistical methods have enabled us to answer some of the most pressing questions facing humanity. In the field of medicine the ability to ask the right research questions and interpret data is an essential skill, whether you are a physician, researcher, data scientist, or journalist. The Medical Statistics professional certificate uses real-world examples from medical literature and the popular press to introduce statistical concepts and techniques commonly utilized in medical research.

You Will Learn

  • How to analyze, interpret, describe, and visualize data
  • Basic programming in R or SAS
  • Foundations of probability and statistical inference
  • Statistical tests and graphics used in medical research

Who Should Enroll

  • Medical professionals
  • Undergraduates or postgraduates considering careers in data science, epidemiology, or statistics
  • Health and science journalists
  • Data scientists with an interest in biomedicine

Earning the Certificate

You can earn the Stanford Medical Statistics Certificate of Achievement by successfully completing the three required courses. You can enroll in courses individually or complete them through the All-Access Plan.


All-Access Plan -  365 days to access course materials, video lectures and assignments, and exams. You can take courses in any order, sequentially or simultaneously, and move freely in and out of all courses in the program. Complete all three courses within one year and earn a certificate.

  • $299
  • $75 one-time document fee

Individual Courses  - 60 days to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams, at your own pace.

  • $129 per required course
  • $75 one-time document fee

Group discounts available. Please contact for more information.

Time to Complete Certificate

You should expect to spend 20-22 hours to complete each course, depending on your familiarity with the topic.

For individual courses, we recommend that you designate 3-4 hours per week to watch video lectures and complete assignments in order to finish within 60 days.

Since the All-Access Plan allows you to access all courses for one year, you can determine how quickly to progress, but you must complete courses with 365 days in order to receive credit.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

You will earn 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each course completed within this certificate program. CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.



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