All applicants are required to fill out an application on our website, which can be found at www.gradartsci.villanova.edu. Applicants are also required to submit a non-refundable $50 application fee as well as transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate universities they have attended, even if they did not earn a degree. Additional materials, such as a statement of goals, recommendations, or a resume, may be required according to the specific program to which you apply. For more detailed information please visit our website.
The deadlines for our Masters programs are as follows:
*Please note that early applications are always encouraged since available spaces in a program may fill before the “Applications may be Considered Until” date. Not all programs will review late applications. Please check with your program if applying close to the deadline.
In addition, if you are applying for a scholarship or assistantship, the deadline is February 1st or March 1st depending on the program. Please check www.gradartsci.villanova.edu for specific deadlines relating to your program.
The deadline for the Ph.D. program in Philosophy is February 1st.
Generally, our programs expect applicants to have GRE scores in the 60th percentile or higher. The GRE is just one of several factors taken into account when admissions decisions are made, however, and admissions committees look at every aspect of an individual’s application.
A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for admission.
Yes! There are two types of competitive, merit-based funding available in most graduate programs: Tuition Scholarships, which provide tuition remission for the total number of courses required for the degree; and Graduate Assistantships, which include a stipend along with tuition remission. International students as well as students from the US are eligible for these merit-based funding options. In addition, Graduate Assistantships may be available occasionally in various other university offices. Please check the Graduate Studies website for more Information.
Yes! Financial assistance is available to all matriculated/degree-seeking students in a graduate level program. In order to receive assistance you must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours in the summer, fall, or spring semester. Meghan Petsko (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the representative in the financial aid office dedicated to assisting graduate students.
Villanova offers competitively affordable tuition rates. In 2013-2014 all courses in Villanova’s Graduate College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are $720.00 per credit. Almost all graduate courses are 3 credit courses. Teachers and educators in public and private schools receive a tuition reduction of 20%, and those in Catholic schools receive a tuition reduction of 40% (in most programs).
Generally, students complete all the requirements for their Master’s degree in 2 years, although students are permitted up to 6 years to complete their degree. Almost all of our graduate programs require 30 to 36 credits, or ten to twelve courses, for the degree.
Villanova only offers one Ph.D. program in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, in Philosophy. All other programs award terminal Masters Degrees.
Yes. Certificates are available in most of our programs. Most certificates require fifteen credits, or five courses. In many cases, credits earned in a certificate can be applied towards a master’s degree.