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

 The CONCEPT Graduate Research Prize was awarded to Sarah Stryker, a master's student in Theatre

Villanova Interdisciplinary Journal CONCEPT Showcases Graduate Student Scholarship

CONCEPT, the scholarly journal of graduate students in the Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, launched its 2022 edition at a virtual event earlier this spring. The CONCEPT Graduate Research Prize was awarded to Sarah Stryker, a master's student in Theatre for her paper, "All the Wonders: Phenomenology and Making Julius Caesar Affective Again."

JUNE 6, 2022

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James Ijames, associate professor of Theatre in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the 2022 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Drama.

Villanova Theatre Professor James Ijames Receives the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

James Ijames, associate professor of Theatre in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the 2022 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Drama. The Pulitzer Prize for Drama is given to a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life. A playwright, educator, director and performer, Ijames was awarded the Pulitzer for his play Fat Ham, a “loose,” according to the playwright, adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

MAY 11, 2022

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 Graduate history students celebrated the culmination of their semester-long public history practicum project with the opening reception of a new exhibit, Dox Thrash: Painted, Not Printed, in the Villanova University Art Gallery

History Graduate Students Curate New Exhibit for Villanova Art Gallery

Graduate history students celebrated the culmination of their semester-long public history practicum project with the opening reception of a new exhibit, Dox Thrash: Painted, Not Printed, in the Villanova University Art Gallery on Friday, April 29. The exhibit is open to the public through May 14 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

MAY 5, 2022

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Villanova University graduate psychology student Sam Sinemus took first place in the University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition in the Mullen Center for the Performing Arts

Psychology Master's Student Wins 2022 Villanova Three Minute Thesis Competition

Villanova University graduate psychology student Sam Sinemus took first place in the University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition in the Mullen Center for the Performing Arts earlier this year for his presentation "The Impact of Modeling Mental States on Goal-Directed Conversations." Sinemus advanced to the Northeast Regional Competition, held virtually on April 28.

APRIL 29, 2022

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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