The Applied Statistics Certificate offers students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of statistics, and receive formal recognition of statistical expertise beyond the undergraduate level.
These graduate courses can be applied to the requirements for the 30-credit Master of Science in Applied Statistics also offered at Villanova. Up to 4 of the courses may be applied toward the 30-credit Master of Arts in Mathematics.
It is designed to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of differing constituencies, including individuals working with data in industry, teachers in secondary schools or community colleges, and graduate students currently enrolled at Villanova University in fields that use statistics.
Requirements: To receive the Certificate, students must complete five graduate-level courses, all taken at Villanova, including STAT 7404, Statistical Methods and STAT 8406 Regression Methods, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
With the approval of the Director of Applied Statistics, one graduate-level course in statistics offered by a department outside the Department of Mathematics and Statistics may be counted toward the five courses needed for the Certificate.
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, along with the application, fee, and official transcripts from institutions of higher education previously attended. No GRE scores are required.
Prerequisites: Because Certificate students enroll in the same graduate courses taken by students pursuing the Masters degree in Applied Statistics, they must also have completed all the undergraduate mathematics courses that are required for the Masters program. These include: Calculus through Multivariable Calculus (typically Calculus III) and Linear Algebra.
Discount: Moreover, all secondary school teachers are eligible for a significant tuition discount (20-40%).