Application Requirements for M.S., Ph.D., and Certificate Programs

Note: Due to state higher education regulations, Villanova University College of Engineering is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota and Washington, DC.

In order to be considered for admission to the College of Engineering Graduate Program you must apply through our online application portal and provide all required materials.

 

General Application Requirements

  1. Application Fee* of fifty dollars ($50.00) payable online prior to submitting your completed application.
  2. Transcripts** from all undergraduate and graduate universities attended. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application review (domestic students only). Official transcripts must be provided upon an offer of admission
  3. Two (2) Applicant Rating Forms completed by your recommenders:
    • Recommender 1 - One (1) academic recommender
    • Recommender 2 - One (1) professional recommender (If a professional recommender is not possible, a second academic recommender is acceptable).
    • You will be prompted to provide two (2) recommender’s email addresses within your online application. These recommenders will receive an email with a link to complete and submit the form electronically. 
    • Professional email addresses of the recommenders MUST be used. Personal email addresses (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast) WILL NOT be accepted. An acceptable professional email address is from an educational institution, a business, or the government.
  4. Official GRE scores sent directly from ETS. Villanova University Institution Code is 2959.
    Please see GRE Score Requirements to determine which programs require GRE scores.
  5. Statement of Purpose - While there are no specific guidelines regarding the content or formatting of this document, you should consider describing your background, your academic and professional interests, and what specifically about Villanova’s College of Engineering drew you to apply to our graduate program. 
  6. Resume
  7. Complete online application by hitting 'Submit' as the final step.

International Students - Supplemental Application Requirements

  1. Official Transcripts – All applicants with a degree from a college or university outside of the U.S. are required to provide official academic transcripts for application review.
  2. Official GRE Scores sent directly from ETS. Villanova University Institution Code is 2959. All applicants with a degree from a college or university outside of the U.S. are required to provide official GRE scores for application review.
  3. Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores sent directly from testing centers. Photo copies are not accepted. All applicants with a degree from a college or university outside of the U.S. are required to provide official TOEFL/IELTS scores for application review.
  4. Credential Evaluation - Villanova requires that transcripts from colleges and universities outside the U.S. and Canada undergo a course-by-course analysis by World Education Services. Students are responsible for paying all fees for such evaluations and must make arrangements with the credential evaluation company to send and receive their documents. Required for all Ph.D. applicants with a degree from a college or university outside the U.S. and Canada

*Application Fee

Fee waived for students with a Villanova degree.
Please email engineering.grad@villanova.edu to request a waiver code.

**Transcripts

Villanova will accept unofficial transcripts uploaded by domestic students into the online application system. The admissions committee will review your application based on unofficial transcripts. If an offer of admission is made, it will be contingent upon you submitting official university/college transcripts bearing the seal of the institution and the signature of the Registrar. These transcripts must be sent directly by mail or by electronic transmission from your Registrar's Office prior to enrollment. Transcripts are required for all previous undergraduate (and graduate where applicable) education. One copy of each transcript is sufficient. Students who apply prior to completion of their undergraduate work are expected to submit the most up-to-date transcript available. If offered admission, which is contingent upon satisfactory degree completion, you will be expected to submit an updated official transcript showing the degree has been awarded or conferred with date and final cumulative G.P.A..

Students who fail to submit official transcripts at least two weeks before the first day of classes will not be permitted to enroll.

Official transcripts must be sent to: COE Graduate Programs Office, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., CEER 309, Villanova, PA 19085, by the Registrar of the colleges or universities involved.

Consider This

Current VU undergrad applying to a B.S./M.S. Program?

If you are a current VU student applying to a B.S./M.S. Program, you must complete the online application and submit the required documents: Resume, Transcript, Statement of Purpose and two Recommendations.