Why Villanova?

Villanova #1

For more than a decade, Villanova University has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report, and also by the Princeton Review in the Master's category in the Northeast of the United States.

Scholarships available (merit based)

  • teaching assistantships: tuition remission and a stipend
  • tuition scholarships: tuition remission
  • presidential scholarship (for qualified students)

Tuition reduction for teachers

Tuition rates are competitive and reductions are available: 40% for teachers of Catholic schools and 20% for teachers of other schools

Excellent preparation of student

The Villanova Graduate Program in Hispanic Studies prepares students to become first-rate scholars and teachers. The faculty places emphasis on providing students with a solid knowledge of literature and critical theory without neglecting a professional pedagogical training.

Variety of courses

Courses offered range from Medieval to present, all genres from Peninsular to Latin American literature, from literary theory to cultural studies.

Research opportunities for student

There are plenty of opportunities for research in Villanova’s state-of-the-art facilities. Students can work with professors on research projects

Summer research fellowships available

Professors are first-rate scholars

All professors are reputable scholars with post-doctoral training in their field, have an active research agenda, publish frequently and continue to further knowledge in their chosen areas of expertise.

Supportive atmosphere and small, evening classes

The Department prides itself on its small classes and warm and friendly atmosphere in which regular and informal interaction between faculty and students is encouraged. In and out of class, students enjoy an open and supportive environment. All classes are held in the evening from 5:20-7:20 pm.

Diverse student body

We attract a very diverse group of students who come from different parts of the world, including: Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Spain, different regions of the United States, etc.

Acceptance in outstanding PhD programs

Our students are consistently being accepted to some of the most prestigious doctoral programs. 

Teacher training

High school teachers are trained to teach AP literature courses in foreign languages.

Training in teaching Spanish language in the Teaching methods course

Graduate certificates (pre- and post-master’s)

You can receive a Master of Arts, or a graduate certificate depending on your needs and wants.

University of great tradition and location

Villanova University is an Institution rich in history and tradition.