Build your future with graduate study in Mathematics or Applied Statistics and Data Science at Villanova University! Our programs are designed to both provide students with the technical background they will need to excel in their careers and instill a love and appreciation of logical thought and elegant reasoning.

Students who earn their Master of Arts in Mathematics advance their careers in actuarial and accounting firms, finance, banking and teaching, as well as in other fields. The Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Data Science prepares students to work with data in any industry, including the pharmaceutical industry, as well as governmental and educational institutions.

Both programs also serve as a springboard for students who want to pursue doctoral degrees.

We also offer Graduate Certificates in Applied Statistics and Data Science, Teaching of Secondary-School Mathematics, and a Post-Master's Certificate in Mathematics.

In addition, the department offers two Combined Bachelor/Master Programs for current Villanova undergraduate students who wish to begin their graduate work and complete their master's degree sooner: a BS/MA in Mathematics and a BS/MS in Applied Statistics and Data Science.



Villanova University's outstanding reputation and small class sizes offer you the education you want and a degree that is respected in the Philadelphia area and across the nation. Diverse program choices offer you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your educational needs.

Mathematics plays an essential part in every area of modern technology, and in today's data-driven world, the need for talented mathematicians and statisticians has never been greater. Our flexible graduate programs are built around a core of basic courses with a wide range of specialized electives for you to personalize your experience depending on your career aspirations.

Villanova's campus is in an ideal suburban Philadelphia location and is easily accessible by car or public transportation. The area offers a large number of jobs for master's-level statisticians and mathematicians, and our Career Center, also one of the best in the U.S., can help you find these opportunities.


Villanova loves teachers! The University offers tuition discounts from 20% to 40% for current secondary school teachers. Our programs can be completed on a part-time basis, and each class meets once a week in the evenings.

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
SAC Room 305
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085 

Graduate Applied Statistics
and Data Science
Director: Dr. Paul Bernhardt

Graduate Mathematics
Dr. Klaus Volpert



March 1: For Fall admission with funding consideration

May 1: For Fall admission for international students without funding

August 1: For admission without funding for the fall

October 15: For Spring admission for international students without funding

December 1: For admission without funding for the spring

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