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 7 pm - Opportunity to speak with the faculty and students from your program of interest
  • 5:30 pm and 6 pm - Campus tours; depart from Graduate Studies table
  • 6 pm to 6:30 pm - Career Paths in Human Resource Development
  • 6 pm to 6:30 pm - Opportunities and Trends in Public Service: What a Villanova MPA Can Do for You
  • 6:15 pm - Student panel on Graduate Student Life 

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