I wanted to formalize my education in order to pursue my goal of becoming an independent researcher or professor studying these awesome animals. Villanova was a clear top choice for me to pursue a master’s given the Biology department’s standout faculty, funding, and resources. read more...
An Ideal Location
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' ideal location, just 12 miles west of Philadelphia in the beautiful Main Line suburb of Villanova, combines a lovely suburban setting with access to the resources of America’s first national capital and fifth largest city. Philadelphia is a vibrant hub of unique historical sites, world-class museums, innovative theatres and galleries, a complete range of music from Mozart to jazz, acclaimed restaurants and farmers’ markets. Read more on why you should consider continuing your education in suburban Philadelphia!
All the graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences strive to reach students from varied backgrounds, whose diverse beliefs and experiences enrich the educational experience for everyone. The ethnically diverse and cosmopolitan character of the Philadelphia region also provides an appealing environment for graduate students from across the United States and abroad. A quick look at the university’s profile will show you the breadth and diversity of educational activity that takes place on its beautiful campus. These are just a few reasons why Villanova has been chosen by both aspiring young scholars and working professionals for advanced graduate study for more than fifty years.
Catholic and Augustinian Heritage
Villanova University, founded in 1842, is a premier institution of higher education with five separate colleges and more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students. Its Catholic and Augustinian mission and heritage provide the foundation for the university’s strong commitment to inclusiveness and community. Guided by the Augustinian values of truth, unity, and love, Villanova welcomes and respects members of all faiths who share an enthusiasm for the challenge of responsible and productive citizenship in order to build a just, peaceful, and sustainable world.