NEWS AND EVENTS
Virtual Information Sessions
Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the admissions process and graduate student life at Villanova. We save plenty of time for Q & A. All attendees will receive an application fee waiver code for Graduate Arts & Sciences graduate programs.
Space is limited for these events, so register now and we'll send you a web link to participate and reminder messages. All times Eastern Time. If you are an International Student, we strongly encourage you to attend an International Session, as they are designed to address your specific admissions process.
Ask Me Anything (AMA) Series
An Ask Me Anything (AMA) session is your chance to hear directly from Villanova graduate students. Each AMA will have a virtual Q&A via Zoom with current students around topics such as graduate student life at Villanova, housing options, funding opportunities and more! All attendees will receive an application fee waiver code for Graduate Arts & Sciences graduate programs. Staff will be on hand to facilitate discussion.
Program-Specific Virtual Information Sessions
Join us for an upcoming virtual information session dedicated to one of our graduate academic programs. Space is limited for these events, so register now and we'll send you a web link to participate and reminder messages. All times Eastern Time.
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||Dec. 6, 2023||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||Dec. 6, 2023||6 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Public Administration (MPA)||Dec. 13, 2023||3 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||Jan. 10, 2024||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||Jan. 10, 2024||6 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Public Administration (MPA)||Jan. 18, 2024||3 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||Feb. 7, 2024||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||Feb. 7, 2024||6 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Public Administration (MPA)||Feb. 12, 2024||3 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||Mar. 6, 2024||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||Mar. 6, 2024||6 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Public Administration (MPA)||Mar. 13, 2024||3 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Public Adminstration (MPA)||Apr. 8, 2024||3 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||Apr. 10, 2024||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||Apr. 10, 2024||6 p.m. ET||Register now!|
Graduate Fairs and Campus Visits
Graduate Studies goes on the road and online to attend Graduate School Fairs hosted by other universities and organizations. If you are currently an undergraduate student at one of the schools or an employee at an organization we visit, please stop by our table at the event to pick up brochures and get some general questions answered!
|GEM Consortium||Sept. 16, 2023|
|McNair Conference at UMBC||Sept. 16, 2023|
|University of Virginia||Sept. 27, 2023|
|College of William and Mary||Sept. 29, 2023|
|Albright College||Oct. 4, 2023|
|Morgan State University||Oct. 11, 2023|
|Penn State University||Oct. 12, 2023|
|Ursinus College||Oct. 19, 2023|
|Rutgers University - Camden||Oct. 25, 2023|
|Diversity Recruitment Partners (Virtual)||Oct. 26, 2023|
|Millersville University||Nov. 2, 2023|
|National Diversity Graduate STEM Fair (Virtual)||Nov. 7, 2023|
|Drexel University||Nov. 9, 2023|
|Kutztown University (Virtual)||Nov. 13, 2023|
November 14, 2023 - Villanova Theatre alum Becka McFadden '04 CLAS, '07 MA won the 2023 Thálie Award for Alternative Theatre for the solo performance of Black Dress. The Thálie is the leading performing arts award in the Czech Republic, where McFadden has been living and working for the past five years.
November 13, 2023 - Latesha D. Beasley '14 MPA has deep professional roots in the nonprofit and educational sectors, where she has advocated for social justice and sustainable change throughout her career. Currently, Beasley is the Vice President of Operations at Girard College. She was honored with the CLAS Graduate Alumni Medallion at a special celebration at the Inn at Villanova on October 26, 2023.
October 27, 2023 - The Fall 2023 Graduate Research Symposium highlighted the outstanding and diverse scholarship being conducted by graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students gave either Three Minute Thesis-style oral presentations in the East Lounge in Dougherty Hall or presented posters in the Connelly Center Art Gallery.
October 25, 2023 - Villanova Theatre proudly presents celebrated playwright Wendy MacLeod’s new play Posterity, directed by Theatre Professor Edward Sobel, on stage November 9 to November 19 in the Court Theatre at the John and Joan Mullen Center for the Performing Arts. As part of its longstanding commitment to new work and living playwrights, the Theatre Department has also named Posterity the latest recipient of its annual Sue Winge Playwriting Award.
October 24, 2023 - Lisa Rodrigues, PhD, professor of environmental science, is an expert in coral reef ecosystems and ocean environments and has been following the reports of coral bleaching since they began surfacing in July. Record water temperatures stemming from a strong El Niño weather pattern caused coral bleaching and death events in reefs throughout the world.
History Graduate Student’s Research Opportunities Give Way to Professional Development, Historical Findings and Igniting Change
September 25, 2023 - Colin McCrossan ’23 MA began conducting independent research after he graduated from McGill University with a BA in History in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. He never imagined his research on the history of slavery in southeastern Pennsylvania would lead him to Villanova University’s History graduate program, but after being introduced to Professor Judith Giesberg, PhD, the Robert M. Birmingham Chair in the Humanities, McCrossan couldn’t pass up the opportunity to learn more about his home state’s history with slavery. He quickly found that Villanova History was the perfect place to both continue his research and prepare for a career in law.
August 30, 2023 - In her role as Program Manager for Renewable Energy at the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, Charlotte Shade ’19 MS focuses on municipal energy conservation, efficiency and emissions reductions. Some of her responsibilities include buying renewable electricity for city buildings, mapping the potential for solar panels and analyzing energy use data. Shade’s research work and use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Villanova’s master’s program in Environmental Science helped prepare her for a career that blends her passion for sustainability with the skills to help solve complex environmental issues.
July 25, 2023 - Four graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences earned Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2023-24. In total, 25 Villanova University students and alumni received the competitive grant this year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering students grants to conduct research, study and teach abroad. Villanova has been listed among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Students for more than a decade.
Applied Statistics and Data Science Master’s Program Evolves to Meet Industry Demand, Expand Career Options
July 24, 2023 - For many years, U.S. News has ranked “Statistician” as one of the best and fastest growing jobs in the country. More recently, “Data Scientist” has also appeared high in those rankings, a trend that mirrors changes in the industry. To better match industry demand and evolution of the program, Villanova has adjusted the curriculum and changed the name of its master’s program in applied statistics to “Applied Statistics and Data Science.”
June 23, 2022 - CONCEPT, the scholarly journal of graduate students in the Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, launched its 2023 edition with a recognition event this spring. The CONCEPT Graduate Research Prize was awarded to James Wojtal, a master's student in English, for "Legibility and Annotation: Reading Images and Words by Wendy Red Star, Thomas Harriot, and Theodore De Bry."