Review Program Information
We invite you to look around our web-site to find out as much as possible about us and our students, our program, and Villanova's and our department's services for all her students. It is important to us that you consider Villanova a good fit for your academic journey. Feel free to contact us and request additional information about our master's program.
Of course, we heartily invite you to contact our program director for program specific information or members of our Graduate Theology Student Committee. And you are most welcome to visit us in person if you live nearby or plan on stopping by in Philadelphia. If you cannot visit in person, you can find detailed information on Villanova's campus and community, as well as the surrounding Philadelphia-area by taking a virtual tour.
Review Your Academic Qualification
All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies.
In addition, we ordinarily require
- eighteen credits in Theology, Religion, or the equivalent; and
- a 3.0 (or higher) GPA.
We will also consider your application if you have a lower GPA or majored in in other fields (Education, the Humanities, the Social Sciences, the Sciences, Law, etc.).
Contact the Director of Graduate Admissions
In our department, the Director of Graduate Admissions guides all applicants through the program admission process. We recommend that you contact the director in person, by email or telephone to discuss your unique situation, qualifications, and goals.
Apply for Admission
Please complete the online application before you submit additional application materials. We need a completed application to accurately record and match your supplemental material. Thus, without completed online application we will not be able to keep you informed about the status of your application material.
Submit Your Application Material
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||$50|
|Letters of Recommendation||3|
|GRE (or equivalent)||yes|
Statement of Objectives (500-700 words)*
*Note: You can upload this document in the online application.
We do not require that you submit all application materials together. However, we consider applications only when all materials have been received. The items listed above are all we need to review your application. Please do not send unnecessary supporting documents. If you would like us to know about relevant experience or activities, feel free to include that information in your personal statement.
We review and approve applications on a rolling basis and admit applicants to the fall, spring, or summer semester. To insure a timely review, consider submitting your application well ahead of the posted deadlines.
What Happens Next?
Upon receiving all your application material, our Graduate Program Committee submits a recommendation concerning acceptance and matriculation status to the Office of Graduate Studies.
We aim to notify you of our acceptance decision by email and regular mail within one week of receiving your complete application.
Enroll in Your Classes
As soon as the Office of Graduate Studies admits you to the program you are free to enroll in your classes.