Program in Applied Statistics Graduate School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Villanova University

Program in Applied Statistics Graduate School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Villanova University

Villanova, PA
student ratio
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average amount to complete degree
fall application deadline
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1 Degree Offered
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Villanova University Top Ranked for Academics and Best Value

Villanova is nationally recognized for its achievements in academics, ranking as the top university in its region by "US News and World Report." "Bloomberg Businessweek," "Kiplinger's Personal Finance," and "US News and World Report" also list Villanova University on their top value lists.

Villanova University is one of the top producers of Fulbright students in the nation.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Villanova University

Within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides technically-oriented courses of study that address the major branches of mathematics. The department offers a Master of Science in Applied Statistics as well as a certificate program.

Department graduates have taken jobs with such prestigious firms as PriceWaterHouseCoopers, Merck, Lockheed-Martin, and Johnson and Johnson.

Master of Science in Applied Statistics

Villanova University offers a flexible program leading to the Master of Science in Applied Statistics (MSAS) degree. Since 1954, the program has trained students interested in careers within government, industry, and academia. The program continues to fill the need for master's-level statisticians in the Delaware Valley and Philadelphia area. As high schools further incorporate statistics into their curricula, courses also provide an important resource for continuing teacher education.

The MSAS program requires students to each complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours. All courses are offered in the evenings during the week. Elective courses available include "Design of Experiments," "Time Series and Forecasting," and "Nonparametric Statistics." A final comprehensive examination consists of 3 individual 1-hour sections that cover the areas of statistical methods, statistical theory, regression methods, and linear models.

Research Resources and Opportunities

The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies offers competitive summer stipends to support graduate student research and scholarship. The office may additionally provide partial conference travel funding to students planning to attend professional conferences in order to present research related to their graduate programs.

Mathematics Seminar Program

Mathematics students have opportunities to participate in the Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM). The monthly seminar program brings together faculty members from colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area to share a common interest in the history of mathematics, encourage peer research efforts, and offer a forum for reporting on work in progress.

In addition to representatives from Villanova University, seminar speakers have included faculty from Penn State University, Princeton University, Pfizer University, Grinnell College, and the Library of Congress. For instance, John Hessler from the Library of Congress conducted a presentation entitled "Complexity and Chaos In Medieval Cartography." Abdul Hassen of Rowan University has spoken on the "Natural Generalizations of Bernoulli Numbers." Scott Patterson of Pfizer University has presented on "Scaled Average Bioequivalence" and "QTc Testing in Bio-Pharmaceutical Development."

Scholarly Faculty in Mathematics

The faculty members within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are dedicated professionals who are known among their peers for their wide-ranging scholarly research accomplishments. For instance, Professor Jesse Frey has co-authored over 35 refereed research papers in only 8 years. Much of his research has covered the applications of nonparametric statistics.

Professor Michael Posner conducts research in the areas of public health, education, and statistics education. Posner is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant dedicated to improving the achievements of secondary school math students. Posner has also been presented Villanova University's Faculty Award for Innovative Teaching.

Professor Paul Lupinacci is himself an alumnus of Villanova University. He has spoken at several Joint Statistical Meetings around the country on such topics as "Designs for testing lack of fit for a nonlinear dose response curve."

Financial Aid Opportunities at Villanova University

Graduate students enrolled at least half-time at Villanova University may apply for a variety of scholarships and grants, including 2 kinds of competitive, merit-based fellowships, namely tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships. The positions require students to work part time for their departments in roles which may include lab support, holding office hours, research assistance, website support, or administrative tasks.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of graduate fellowships to recently enrolled, full-time students who are US citizens and members of underrepresented groups. Fellowship status provides students with full tuition remission and generous stipends.

Villanova University -- An Open Academic Community with an Augustinian Heritage

Founded in 1842 as a Catholic Augustinian university, today Villanova University continues St. Augustine's vision of an ethical and open academic community in the liberal arts and sciences. The university emphasizes a concern for the common good, and fosters active engagement, critical thinking, and moral reflection. As a result, students and the university community annually provide more than 200,000 hours of community service. Curriculum also encourages a global perspective, interdisciplinary research, teaching, and scholarship.

Nearly 95 percent of graduates from the university's 5 schools and colleges are employed or in graduate school within 6 months.

Villanova University Top Ranked for Sustainable Practice

In keeping with Augustinian values and tradition, Villanova integrates sustainability into curricula, research, policy, and practice. In response to their efforts, Villanova University has been named one of "Princeton Review's" 311 Green Colleges. Villanova has also been placed on the Sierra Club's list of "Cool Schools."

Location & Contact

Program in Applied Statistics

Graduate School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Villanova University

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699
United States

Dr. Michael Levitan


Phone: 610-519-4818

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Applied Statistics Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 18
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 1
    • * 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? No
    • 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


100% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 22
    • Accepted 22
    • Acceptance Rate 100
    • Enrolled 22
  • 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 Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th Not Reported
  • 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 *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • 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 Students47
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students47
    • Part-time Percentage17%
    • Full-time Percentage83%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian77%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian9%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown9%