Students working in the Math Center

Center for Statistics Education

Data is everywhere—and it’s used to address scientific inquiry and complex business questions. The Center for Statistics Education plays a key role in addressing a growing national need for statistics experts by promoting faculty research, creating relevant coursework and programming for Villanova students, and offering professional development to statistics teachers in the Philadelphia region.


Research Support and Faculty Mentorship

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics supports faculty and student research in a wide range of scholarly interests. Faculty regularly contribute to scholarly publications and offer students opportunities to engage in faculty-mentored independent research.

Conference Travel Grants

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics encourages students to present their research at professional conferences, and will provide modest financial support for conference travel. Graduate students wishing to obtain Departmental support for travel to a professional meeting must also apply to the Graduate Studies Office, which funds travel up to $1,000 ($1,200 for international travel). Once the student portion of the travel funding request form is complete, the student forwards the form to their faculty mentor who completes an evaluation of the request and then forwards the form to the Chair. The faculty mentor should indicate the amount of funding, if any, they are able to provide to support student travel. The Chair will then complete an evaluation and determine the level of Department funding and forward the request to the Graduate Office.

Summer Research Fellowships

You will also have the opportunity to apply for Summer Research funding through the Graduate Studies Office to support travel and other expenses related to your research while in our program. Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship awards are made on a competitive basis in the amount of $3,500 for work in June, July and August.


Tuition Scholarships and Assistantships

Villanova’s graduate school tuition is very competitive, and there are a number of ways to finance your master's degree. All of the classes are held in the evenings, permitting you to work while in the program whether you are studying part-time or full-time.

The Department offers a number of graduate Tuition Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships. The Tuition Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, while the Graduate Assistantships cover tuition plus a stipend. To be considered for these funding sources, you should apply for admission in the fall semester. Applicants for spring admission cannot be considered for these awards.

There are also assistantships offered by other Villanova departments and offices. If you apply for other University assistantships, you will still be considered for internal department funding.

For more information, visit Financing Your Education.

Benefits for Teachers

Villanova offers a 20% tuition discount if you teach in a public or private school, and a 40% discount if you teach at a Catholic school.


Ready for the Next Step?

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

See more information and begin your application.



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