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. 


  • 5-5:30 p.m.: 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.
  • 5-7 p.m.: Opportunity to speak with the faculty and students from your program of interest (Villanova Room)
  • 5:30 p.m.: Campus tour; departs from Graduate Studies table (Villanova Room)
  • 5:30-6 p.m.: Villanova Loves Teachers! Opportunities for teachers in various programs and in the Education department (Haverford Room)
  • 5:30-6 p.m.: Positioning Yourself for Career Advancement: Student Paths and Services (Devon Room)
  • 5:30-6 p.m.: MA and Certificate Programs in Communication (Bryn Mawr Room)
  • 6-6:30 p.m.: Career Paths in Human Resource Development (Devon Room)
  • 6-6:30 p.m.: Opportunities and Trends in Public Service: What a Villanova MPA Can Do for You (Bryn Mawr Room)
  • 6:15-6:45 p.m.: Student panel on Graduate Student Life (Haverford 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 (MS)

Post-Master's Certificate in Counseling

Education (MA)

  • Master of Arts in Education plus Teacher Certification
  • Master of Arts in Education (Concentration in 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

Environmental Science (MS)

Gender and Women's Studies (Certificate)

Hispanic Studies (MA)

Certificate also available in:

  • Hispanic Studies 

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 (PhD, MTS, MA)

Pre-Master's Certificates also available in:

  • Theological Studies
  • Pastoral Ministry 
  • 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