Certificates

The Graduate Program in Hispanic Studies offers Certificates of Advanced Study. The aim of the program is to prepare students to become first-rate scholars and teachers. To this end, the faculty places emphasis on providing students with a solid knowledge of literature and critical theory without neglecting a professional pedagogical training. 

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate 

Fifteen (15) semester graduate credit hours (five courses) of study are required of candidates who wish to obtain a certificate. Upon successful completion of course work with a minimum GPA of 3.0 a certificate will be awarded. 

For admission to the Certificate Program you will need:

B.A. in Spanish, Latin American Studies, or related program, and

  • Application fee. $50 payable by credit card online, or by check or money order (made payable to Villanova University). The fee is waived for students with a Villanova degree, or for students currently enrolled in a program at Villanova.
  • Official transcripts of all previous college work.
  • An academic writing sample in Spanish (10-15 pages). Please submit it online.
  • A statement of purpose (2 pages in English) about the reasons for your interest in the program and about your future plans (to be submitted online)
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Questions?

Contact Dr. Adriano Duque, Director of the Graduate Program in Hispanic Studies, to discuss your unique situation, qualifications and goals. Phone: (610) 519-4723.

For more information about admission, visit the Graduate Arts and Sciences website.

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Special tuition-reduction for Primary and Secondary School Teachers and Administrators.
For on-line application for admission click here.

Current students:
For information regarding comprehensive examinations on the policies of the Office of Graduate Studies click here, and regarding graduation click here.

What our graduates say about the Program:

"I was particularly pleased with the courses in cultural studies and postcolonialism and with the opportunity to learn about postmodernity in Spain and Latin America."        -Sue Davis, Prof. Emerita of Political Science, University of Delaware '10

"The graduate program in Hispanic Studies at Villanova is an excellent academic experience. The program maintains a fine balance between reading primary materials, learning the work of contemporary and past scholars, and developing original ideas through writing and research. It is also a community; each of the professors takes a very personalized approach to their classes and students know their professors on a personal level."     -Brian Yates '07

Admission Criteria

For admission to the certificate:follow these steps:

Apply on-line: click here

Contact Dr. Adriano Duque, Director of the Graduate Program in Hispanic Studies, to discuss your unique situation, qualifications and goals. Phone: 610-519-4723.

For more information about admission, visit the Graduate Arts and Sciences website.