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Program in Mathematical Sciences Graduate School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Villanova University

  • Villanova, PA
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 46%54%
    student ratio
  • 41
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 96%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees/awards offered


A Math Graduate Program to Meet a Multitude of Career Goals

The Department of Mathematics at Villanova University offers graduates students a host of programs that can either serve as a jumping board for doctoral studies in the field or provide practical training for careers in government, industry, and education. These programs include a 5-year program that allows students to earn a dual bachelor's and master's degree, a Master of Arts in Mathematics, a Master of Science in Applied Statistics, and a master's certificate program for secondary school teachers.

For over two decades, these programs, as well as those offered by other graduate departments, have earned Villanova the top ranking by "U.S. News and World Report" for the "Best Universities -- Master's category" in the northern region.

The Master's Certificate

The master's certificate in Villanova's math department is a customized 15-credit course geared toward teachers currently working in secondary schools. There are 5 subject matters: geometry, the history of math, statistical methods, technology in teaching of math, and topics in the teaching of math.

The certificate program runs in the spring and fall and has two offerings in the summer sessions. The credits obtained can also be applied to the requirements for a Master of Arts in Mathematics.

The Master of Arts in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics' Master of Arts program is designed to be rigorous yet flexible, meeting the varied prospective career goals of students in fields as diverse as computer science, accounting, and teaching.

The 30 credits required for graduation, and the coursework has three components: two required courses in analysis, a seminar that features supervised study of topics chosen by either students or professors, and electives.

Through seven electives, students work with a faculty adviser to design a program to meet their individual career goals. For example, a graduate student intent upon a career teaching junior college might complete coursework in geometry, statistics, linear algebra, and calculus. A student considering a career in applied math would enroll in complex analysis, mathematical modeling, and numerical analysis coursework.

Through these flexible programs, students are able to prepare themselves for practical careers as actuaries for insurance companies, statisticians, and operations research analysts or prepare for further studies in mathematics and statistics.

The Master of Science in Applied Statistics

The Department of Mathematics at Villanova has been offering a Master of Science in Applied Statistics (M.S.A.S.) for over 50 years. The program consists of 30 credits, which the student has 6 years to complete. Classes are held once a week in the evenings to accommodate working professionals.

Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average during their studies and complete 10 courses, 6 required and 4 elective courses.

A University in the Augustine Tradition

Villanova University is the oldest and largest Catholic university in Pennsylvania. It traces its roots to St. Augustine's Church in Philadelphia, which was founded in 1796. In keeping with the university's Augustinian tradition, Villanova graduate studies emphasize both academic and moral excellence as well as social stewardship.

Villanova University sits on 254 acres about 12 miles west of Philadelphia. It is located along the old Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad, making it easily accessible by car, bus, or train.

Location & Contact

Program in Mathematical Sciences

Graduate School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Villanova University

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699
United States

Dr. David Sprows


Phone: 610-519-4850

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Mathematics Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 12
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


96% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 26
    • Accepted 25
    • Acceptance Rate 96
    • Enrolled 13
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableScholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students41
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students41
    • Part-time Percentage46%
    • Full-time Percentage54%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian83%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown15%




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