Villanova offers more than 60 graduate degree and certificate programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences.



** Primary and secondary-school educators receive reduced tuition rates in most programs in Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences. Click here for details. 


  • 5 pm to 5:30 pm: Walk-In Registration/Check-In (Connelly Center)
    During this time, representatives from Villanova's Office of Financial Aid, Kaplan Test Prep, Princeton Review and International Student Services, as well as current Villanova students, will be available to speak with you.
    Note: You may stop by any time during this time to register or check-in.
  • 5 pm to 7 pm - Opportunity to speak with the faculty and students from your program of interest (Villanova Room)
  • 5:30 pm and 6 pm - Campus tours; depart from Graduate Studies table (Villanova Room)
  • 6 pm to 6:30 pm - Career Paths in Human Resource Development (Bryn Mawr Room)
  • 6 pm to 6:30 pm - Opportunities and Trends in Public Service: What a Villanova MPA Can Do for You (Haverford Room)
  • 6:15 pm - Student panel on Graduate Student Life (Devon Room)

Programs include:

Applied Statistics (MS)

Graduate certificate in Applied Statistics also available

Biology (MS or MA)

Pre- and Post-Master's Certificates available in:

  • Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology 
  • Ecology, Evolution, Organismal Biology 

Chemistry (MS)

Classical Studies (MA)

Tracks in Latin, Greek and Latin

Communication (MA)

Certificates also available in: 

  • Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies
  • Journalism and New Media
  • Mediated Communication
  • Organizational Communication and Leadership
  • Public Relations and Advertising

Computer Science (MS)

** See also Software Engineering

Counseling and Human Relations (MS)

Post-Master's Certificate in Counseling

Education (MA)

  • Master of Arts in Education plus Teacher Certification
  • Master of Arts in Education (Concentrations in Graduate Education or Teacher Leadership) 
  • Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership
  • Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in Education

English (MA)

Combined MA and Certificate in Communication 
Graduate Certificate in English

Gender and Women's Studies (Certificate)

Hispanic Studies (MA)

Certificates also available in:

  • Hispanic Cultural Studies 
  • Hispanic Literature

History (MA)

Certificates also available in:

  • History
  • American History,
  • European History (Before 1789)
  • Modern European History (1789 to Present)
  • World History

Combined MA and Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Human Resource Development (MS)

Certificates also available in:

  • Human Resource Applications (Pre-Master's) 
  • Advanced Human Resource Applications (Post-Master's)

Liberal Studies (MA)

Certificates also available in:

  • American Studies 
  • Ancient Worlds 
  • Great Books
  • Peace and Justice
  • Post-Master's Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics (MA)

Post-Master's Certificate in Mathematics and Certificate in Graduate Study in Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics

Philosophy (PhD only)

Political Science (MA)

Certificates also available in:
  • International Relations and American Politics 

NEW Combined MA and Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Psychology (MS)

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Certificates also available in:

  • City Management
  • Public Administration
  • Nonprofit Management

Software Engineering (MS)

Theatre (MA)

Combined MA and Certificate in Nonprofit Management; Certificate also available in Practical Theatre

Theology (MA)

Pre-Master's Certificates also available in:

  • Theological Studies
  • Pastoral Ministry, and Interdisciplinary Theological Inquiry

Post-Master's Certificates also available in:

  • Advanced Theological Studies 
  • Advanced Interdisciplinary Theological Inquiry

Combined MA and Pastoral Ministry Certificate 

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Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences Programs