How to Apply

Please Note: Read the below information first, before choosing an application!

Before You Start Your Application

Please check the requirements for your program before starting so you know what you will need to upload or send. The application form allows domestic students to upload unofficial transcripts for application review. However, international applicants seeking student visas must submit official transcripts for application review.

Your Application

Each program and semester has a specific application link below. Please click the ‘Apply’ link only once for the program and semester you wish to begin. Each time you click ‘Apply,’ you are creating a new application. If you plan to attend two programs, or you aren’t sure which program you’ll pursue full-time or part-time, you should still only click one link below. Once you enter the application site, you will be able to indicate primary and secondary program choices. You will be considered for both programs.

  • Continue Your Application - You can enter the self-service portal where you can continue an already-started application.
  • Check Your Application Status - You can enter the self-service portal where you can check on the status of a submitted application.

Forgot Your Password

Use this link and click the ‘Forgot your password?’ button to continue or change an already-started application. If you have questions, please reach out to the Office of Graduate Studies Staff at (610) 519-7090 or gradinformation@villanova.edu.

Programs Degree/Certificate Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Summer 2015
Applied Statistics Master of Science Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Graduate Studies Certificate in Statistics Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Biology Master of Science Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Master of Arts Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015

Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology (Pre-Master’s) Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology (Post-Master’s) Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015

Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (Pre-Master’s) Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (Post-Master’s) Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015

Apply Summer 2015
         
Chemistry Master of Science Degree
Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Classical Studies Master of Arts Degree
Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Communication Master of Arts Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in Journalism & New Media Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in Organizational Communication & Leadership Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in Mediated Communication Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in Public Relations & Advertising Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Computer Science Master of Science Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Counseling Master of Science in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Degree
N/A Apply Fall 2015 N/A
  Master of Science, Elementary School Counseling Degree
N/A Apply Fall 2015 N/A
  Master of Science, Secondary School Counseling Degree
N/A Apply Fall 2015 N/A
  Post-Master's Certificate in Counseling Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Education Master of Arts in Education Degree
Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Master of Arts in Education, Concentration in Teacher Leadership Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Post-Master's Certificate in Teacher Leadership
Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in Education Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Education plus Teacher Certification Master of Arts in Education PLUS Teaching Certificate  N/A
N/A Apply Summer 2015
         
English Master of Arts Degree

Apply Spring 2015
Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in English (Post-Master’s) Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Hispanic Studies Master of Arts Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in Hispanic Cultural Studies Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015

Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in Hispanic Literature Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
History Master of Arts Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in History
Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in American History
Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in European History Before 1789
Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in Modern European History (1789 – Present) Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in World History
Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Human Resource Development Master of Science Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Pre-Master’s Certificate in Human Resource Applications Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
 
Post-Master’s Certificate in Advanced Human Resource Applications
Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Liberal Studies Master of Arts Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in “Great Books” Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in “American Studies” Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in “Ancient Worlds” Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Post-Master's Certificate in Interdisciplinary Studies Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in Peace and Justice Studies Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Mathematics Master of Arts Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Post-Master's Certificate in Mathematics Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Philosophy Ph.D Philosophy N/A Apply Fall 2015 N/A
         
Political Science Master of Arts Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in International Politics Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in American Politics Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Psychology Master of Science Degree N/A Apply Fall 2015 N/A
         
Public Administration Master of Public Administration Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in City Management Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in Nonprofit Management Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Administration Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Software Engineering Master of Science Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Theatre Master of Arts Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Graduate Certificate in Practical Theatre Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
         
Theology Master of Arts Degree Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in Interdisciplinary Theological Inquiry (Pre-Master's) Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in Advanced Interdisciplinary Theological Inquiry (Post-Master's) Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in Pastoral Ministry (Pre-Master's) Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in Theological Studies (Pre-Master's) Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015
  Certificate in Advance Theological Studies (Post Master's) Apply Spring 2015 Apply Fall 2015 Apply Summer 2015

Non-Matriculated Application

Please only use this application if you have been instructed to do so by a graduate program director or the staff of Graduate Studies. Those using this NON-MATRICULATED application will have fewer requirements to attach in order to apply and therefore have limitations on their enrollment. Non-matriculated students are not eligible for federal financial aid and will be limited to taking six (6) credits in this status. 

Visitor Application

Please only use this application if you have been instructed to do so by a Program Director or the staff of Graduate Studies.Those using this VISITOR application will have fewer requirements to attach in order to apply. Please note that all VISITORS will have a non-matriculated admission status. If you are seeking federal financial aid, you must have a matriculated admission status and so you will need to use a different application.