Prospective Students

We are delighted that you are interested in pursuing your graduate degree at Villanova University!

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There is much to consider when applying to graduate school. On this page, you will find general information about Villanova’s admissions requirements and our program specific admissions requirements.

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General Requirements

Graduate applicants to the Department of Public Administration must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies, as well as a GPA of at least 3.0.

International students are encouraged to click here for more information.

  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • GRE (see below for information regarding GRE waiver)
    • 3 recommendation letters
    • Statement of goals
    • Resume
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • GRE Waiver: Applicants who have three years working experience involving relevant administrative experience, or who already have a master's or doctoral degree, may ask the MPA Director to waive the GRE requirement. Please note that GRE scores from tests taken more than five years before the date of application will not be accepted. Students who wish to be considered for tuition scholarships are required to take the GRE 
  • Deadlines:
    • Tuition Scholar Application: February 1
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
    • Summer: Rolling until May 1
  • Funding available: Yes
    • Deadline February 1, for Fall admittance only. Click here for more information.
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 39 credits
    • $750 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • APPLY NOW:
  • Application Requirements:
    • Application form
    • Transcripts
    • 3 recommendation letters
    • Resume
    • Essay describing work experience and ultimate career goals (two pages)
    • $85 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Year round rolling admissions.
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
  • APPLY NOW: Villanova partners with University Alliance to facilitate the application process. Please call 855-300-1473for additional information.  Click here to start your application.
  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • 2 recommendation letters
    • Statement of goals
    • Resume
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
    • Summer: Rolling until May 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 15 credits
    • $750 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • APPLY NOW:
  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • 2 recommendation letters
    • Statement of goals
    • Resume
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
    • Summer: Rolling until May 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 15 credits
    • $750 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • APPLY NOW:
  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • 2 recommendation letters
    • Statement of goals
    • Resume
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
    • Summer: Rolling until May 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 15 credits
    • $750 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • APPLY NOW: