We encourage you to demonstrate proficiency in reading and comprehending a language that is relavant to your field of study and/or future employment. You may register for a language examination while you are progrssing toward completing your degree.
If your are interested in improving language proficiency, there are opportunities to study ancient and modern languages at Villanova. In general, the theology graduate program does not offer language courses, but the Classical Studies Program and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures do.
Please keep in mind that language instruction courses per se do not count toward fulfilling your theology degree requirements. Still, there is one exception. We permit all students to enroll in up to two courses (electives) in other graduate programs at Villanova. Therefore, you may enroll in classical or modern languages courses that also investigate philosophical, theological or anthropological questions, and such courses will count toward fulfilling your degree requirements. Before you make any plans, though, please contact our Director of Graduate Admission.
Every academic year the Graduate Dean makes limited scholarships (tuition remission) available to full-time theology and philosophy graduate students. Again, please contact our program director to inquire about the availability of funding for languag instruction on campus.