Prospective Students

We welcome your interest in our graduate program in Hispanic Studies.

Villanova is #1 among its peer universities on the Northeast and the Hispanic Graduate program produces award winning students who go onto prestigious PhD programs, such as Brown, Johns Hopkins or the University of Virginia.

We also welcome students who are interested in education and in teaching Spanish at the high-school level.

You can see the student profiles here.

For admission to the Hispanic Studies Master's Program, or the Hispanic Studies Certificate programs, please click here.


Contact Dr. Adriano Duque, Director of the Graduate Program in Hispanic Studies, to discuss your unique situation, qualifications and goals. Phone: 610-519-7478.

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

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for Prospective Students:
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