GRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University is an ideal place to pursue your graduate education. Program offerings in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics and sciences include more than 20 master's degrees, more than 40 graduate certificates, and PhD programs in Philosophy and Theology. While many of our programs are fully on-campus, online and hybrid options are available in some programs. Take the next step in your career with a graduate degree or certificate from Villanova!

YOUR PASSION. YOUR FUTURE.

Visit Villanova to learn more about what Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer you! Schedule a campus tour, attend an open house or join us for an online information session.

The graduate programs seek to integrate general education, cultural improvement, and professional excellence. The aims of these programs are:

  • To extend and deepen knowledge by scholarly research;
  • To assist those who wish to secure specialized training in order to improve their occupational competency;
  • To supply the need of advanced training for special purposes, especially in the fields of teaching and other human services;
  • To offer the graduate students the opportunity to join with the faculty of the University in the common pursuit of learning wherein the students are encouraged to develop according to their individual capacities and to learn to live and work together in a community of scholars.

Office of Graduate Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Villanova University
Vasey Hall - Suite 202

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PLAN YOUR VISIT!

Graduate students walking on campus

The Office of Graduate Studies offers a multitude of ways to get acquainted with Villanova! From personal tours to events such as Open House and virtual information sessions, we have options to fit your schedule. Plan your visit today!

NEWS AND EVENTS

Assistant Professor Alexander Diaz-Lopez, PhD, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Villanova Mathematics Professor Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) honored Villanova University Assistant Professor Alexander Diaz-Lopez, PhD, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, with one of its three Henry L. Alder Awards for Distinguished Teaching, which recognizes faculty whose teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching mathematics is shown to have influence beyond their own classrooms.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2021

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Archival Outlook magazine

History Graduate Students Assist Archivist with 19th-Century Spanish-Language Correspondence Project

Villanova University History graduate students Anamartha Hinojosa and Micaela Miralles-Bianconi were recognized in a recent article in Archival Outlook written by Villanova's Falvey Memorial Library Distinctive Collections Librarian and Archivist Rebecca Oviedo, who worked closely with Hinojosa and Miralles-Bianconi to translate and transcribe a series of letters between families in Philadelphia and Havana, Cuba, in the early 1800s.

AUGUST 10, 2021

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Villanova University theology doctoral student Trevor Williams won the Susan G. Perry Award for the Best Student Essay by The College Theology Society (CTS).

Theology Doctoral Student Wins College Theology Society Best Student Essay Award

Villanova University theology doctoral student Trevor Williams won the Susan G. Perry Award for the Best Student Essay by the College Theology Society (CTS). The award was announced in June at the CTS Annual Convention, a virtual event this year at which Williams was able to present his scholarship. Williams' work, "Trinitarian Animality," was selected from more than 40 submitted essays.

AUGUST 8, 2021

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Shama Huq ’21 MS, a recent graduate of the master’s program in Psychology

Psychology Master’s Student Earns Fulbright, Publishes Depression and Anxiety Research

Shama Huq ’21 MS, a recent graduate of the master’s program in Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was one of 11 Villanova University students and alumni to win a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for 2021-22. In addition, Huq recently had her first lead-author paper accepted for publication in Frontiers in Neuroscience.

JULY 21, 2021

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AT A GLANCE

2

PHD PROGRAMS IN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

  

24

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS

     

43

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

  

25

SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED EACH YEAR

  

60+

STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR

  

1,300+

GRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE COLLEGE

  

GRADUATE RESOURCES