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 109

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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

Associate Professor of Counseling Rayna D. Markin, PhD, next to her new book, Psychotherapy for Pregnancy Loss: Applying Relationship Science to Clinical Practice

Counseling Professor Explores Compassionate Psychotherapy Approach to Pregnancy Loss in New Book

In a society where discussions about pregnancy loss are often hushed or purely medical, one scholar is working to change the narrative. In her new book, Psychotherapy for Pregnancy Loss: Applying Relationship Science to Clinical Practice, licensed psychologist and Associate Professor of Counseling Rayna D. Markin, PhD, offers a compassionate and evidence-based approach to counseling individuals and couples affected by these deeply emotional events.

FEBRUARY 14, 2024

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Villanova History master’s student Jenna Cholowinski

Faculty Mentors, Collaborative Experiences Shape Master’s Student Path to Public History Career

Villanova History master’s student Jenna Cholowinski’s experience at Villanova has been shaped by faculty who have challenged her perspectives, provided relevant hands-on learning opportunities and shared insight into careers that fit with her skills and passion. “Villanova History faculty are mentors who help guide you from the very beginning of the admissions process. They provide invaluable research experiences and expose you to many options for future career paths,” Cholowinski says.

FEBRUARY 12, 2024

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Villanova University Psychology master’s student Maria Gabriela Molina Funes ’21 CLAS

Psychology Master's Student Earns Grant to Support International Student Research

Villanova University Psychology master’s student Maria Gabriela Molina Funes ’21 CLAS drew on her own experiences as an international student to develop her research interests, which focus on international students’ sense of identity safety and how professors can ensure social identities are welcomed and valued. Her work was recognized by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, which awarded Molina its Clara Mayo Grant to fund her thesis.

FEBRUARY 2, 2024

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Austin Calitro ’17 CLAS, ’21 MPA was a standout Wildcat football player.

Villanova Wildcat and NFL Player Uses MPA Skills to Give Back

Austin Calitro ’17 CLAS, ’21 MPA pursued a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Villanova while also competing at the highest level of football, the NFL. Villanova’s MPA program was a great opportunity for Calitro to demonstrate his knowledge and expertise in public service and gain the skills and knowledge necessary to positively impact his community. Villanova’s flexible, online program allowed Calitro to earn his master’s degree even while working through the rigors and demanding schedule of the NFL.

JANUARY 15, 2024

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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