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

Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, the current Dean of Villanova University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

New CLAS Endowed Dean Position Reflects Research of Graduate History Students

This August, Villanova University President the Rev. Peter Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced a $7.5 million gift from an anonymous donor to establish the William and Julia Moulden Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The gift honors the late William and Julia Moulden, a Black, Catholic couple who provided crucial support to the Villanova Augustinians in the 19th century. Much of what we know about the Mouldens is the result of the research of History master's student Angelina Lincoln ’18 CLAS, ’20 MA, whose work has evolved into the ongoing Rooted Project, which explores the relationship of Villanova to minority communities in the Main Line and the Philadelphia region.

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022

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Emory H. Woodard IV, PhD, Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Teresa A. Nance, PhD, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

An Inclusive, Collaborative Graduate Community

In this video, watch Emory H. Woodard IV, PhD, Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Teresa A. Nance, PhD, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, talk about how graduate students are an area of focus in the Villanova strategic plan and how the University is committed to comprehensive DEI initiatives.

NOVEMBER 15, 2022

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CLAS Graduate Studies Staff (from left) Corie Alicia, Juan Cruz, Morgan Haller, Emory Woodard, Suzanne Tobin, Tommy Kennedy, Brooke Erdman, Jim Mack, Maria Conway, Dana D'Alleva-Albini, Bria Sproul and Ashley Leamon

CLAS Graduate Studies Announces Promotions, New Hires as Office Evolves and Expands

The Office of Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a number of promotions and staff updates, as the office has expanded to take on new responsibilities and offer additional services. Learn more about the office and meet the team!

NOVEMBER 9, 2022

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Runa Annasdotter Neely ’21 MA

Political Science Grad to Spend Fulbright Year in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Runa Annasdotter Neely ’21 MA, a recent Villanova Political Science graduate, earned a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award for 2022-23. Neely will spend her Fulbright year in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, working on a research project exploring women’s political representation.

OCTOBER 5, 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