The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers extensive graduate program offerings that include two PhD programs, 23 master's degrees, and more than 40 pre- and post-master's certificates.
All programs have their own application links on their respective Program Pages.
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This $50 fee is non-refundable. You will have the opportunity to pay by credit card after your submit your application online.
The application fee is waived for the following individuals: 1) Those who already hold a Villanova University degree (undergraduate or graduate) 2) Those who have attended a Villanova Event (open house, online or in- person information session) 3) McNair Scholars. We ask McNair Scholars to have their program administrator send a letter or email to us confirming your participation in the program.
Villanova will accept unofficial transcripts uploaded by domestic students into the online application system. (International students must supply official transcripts). The admissions committee will review your application based on unofficial transcripts. If an offer of admission is made, it will be contingent upon you submitting official university/college transcripts bearing the seal of the institution and the signature of the registrar sent directly by mail or by electronic transmission from your Registrar's Office prior to enrollment. Transcripts are required for all previous undergraduate (and graduate where applicable) education where you earned more than 9 credits. One copy of each transcript is sufficient. Transcripts from colleges and universities outside of the U.S. and Canada must include a certified course-by-course evaluation provided by one of the organizations listed on the NACES website in addition to the original language document.
Students who fail to submit official transcripts by two weeks before the first day of classes will not be permitted to enroll.
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.
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.
Office of Graduate Studies
Kennedy Hall, 2nd Floor
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085