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

John Nguyen ’19 MS

Environmental Science Grads Embark on Diverse Careers

The Villanova University master's program in Environmental Science supports research in a wide range of scholarly interests that span the scope of geography, biology, chemistry and geology and intersect at the nexus of environmental issues. Students learn to see beyond linear and fragmented approaches to solving environmental problems to understand the complex interactions between people and the environment. Because of this philosophy, students are prepared for careers in government, academic or commercial fields, or to continue their education in top PhD programs. Learn more about some of the program's recent graduates.

APRIL 21, 2022

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Danielle Burns '20 CLAS, '21 MA

Political Science Grad Focuses on Combating Inequities in Healthcare

During her time at Villanova University, Political Science master's program graduate Danielle Burns '20 CLAS, '21 MA, focused her research on archival recovery, racial and gender equity, and global politics. Today, she serves as a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, working to create programs and initiatives to help combat health inequities and bias in the healthcare industry.

APRIL 20, 2022

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English MA graduate students Hannah Kahn and Caitlin Salomon recently presented at The Conference on Christianity and Literature’s 2022 Western Regional conference

Graduate English Students Present at Christianity and Literature Conference

First-year Villanova University English MA graduate students Hannah Kahn and Caitlin Salomon recently presented at The Conference on Christianity and Literature’s 2022 Western Regional conference, “Literary Geographies – Space, Place, and Environments,” held at Biola University in La Mirada, California, April 7 to 9, 2022.

APRIL 19, 2022

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Jenah Black ’21 MS

Villanova Psychology Announces Outstanding Thesis Award Winner

The Villanova University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is pleased to announce Jenah Black '21 MS as this year's Ingeborg L. and O. Byron Ward Outstanding Thesis Award winner. This award honors one Psychology master's student each year for a particularly excellent thesis and thesis project.

MARCH 28, 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