NEWS AND EVENTS
Virtual Information Sessions
Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the admissions process and graduate student life at Villanova. We save plenty of time for Q & A. All attendees will receive an application fee waiver code for Graduate Arts & Sciences on-campus graduate programs (HRD online and MPA online programs are excluded).
Space is limited for these events, so register now and we'll send you a web link to participate and reminder messages. All times Eastern Time.
|General Session||June 1, 2022||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|General Session||June 22, 2022||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|International Students (All Programs)||July 6, 2022||2 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|General Session||July 20, 2022||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|General Session||July 27, 2022||5:30 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|General Session||August 10, 2022||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|General Session||August 24, 2022||5:30 p.m. ET||Register now!|
Program-Specific Virtual Information Sessions
Join us for an upcoming virtual information session dedicated to one of our graduate academic programs. Space is limited for these events, so register now and we'll send you a web link to participate and reminder messages. All times Eastern Time.
Ask Me Anything (AMA) Series
An Ask Me Anything (AMA) session is your chance to hear directly from Villanova graduate students. Each AMA will have a virtual Q&A via Zoom with current students around topics such as graduate student life at Villanova, housing options, funding opportunities and more! All attendees will receive an application fee waiver code for Graduate Arts & Sciences graduate programs (HRD online and MPA online programs are excluded). Staff will be on hand to facilitate discussion.
Check back soon for the next AMA session.
Campus Tour for Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Office of Graduate Studies offers personal tours of the beautiful Villanova campus. Personal tours will begin again in August 2022.
Graduate Fairs and Campus Visits
Graduate Studies goes on the road and online to attend Graduate School Fairs hosted by other universities and organizations. If you are currently an undergraduate student at one of the schools or an employee at an organization we visit, please stop by our table at the event to pick up brochures and get some general questions answered!
May 11, 2022 - 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 5, 2022 - 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.
April 29, 2022 - 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 21, 2022 - 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 20, 2022 - 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 19, 2022 - 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.
March 28, 2022 - 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 25, 2022 - Villanova University Theatre alumna Marissa Kennedy ’18 MA approached the project with the same enthusiasm, determination and creativity that has propelled her budding artistic career. She also drew inspiration from a connection to her own family’s values that she discovered while researching her new play about the life of James Forten, written for the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
January 24, 2022 - Villanova University Theology doctoral candidate the Rev. Andre L. Price, MDiv, will be spending the Fall 2022 semester at the Collegeville Institute in Collegeville, Minnesota, as a Bishop Thomas Hoyt Fellow. The fellowship will provide Price, who also serves as senior pastor at Mount Olivet Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, an opportunity to work on his dissertation, titled “God of our Weary Years,” and engage with other theological scholars from diverse backgrounds in research, community and prayer.
Leaning into the Villanova Community: Graduate English Alum and Michigan PhD Student Shares Advice for the Graduate Student Journey
January 24, 2022 - Olivia Stowell ’21 MA, a graduate of the Villanova University master’s program in English, recently completed her first semester as a doctoral candidate in Communication and Media at the University of Michigan. A researcher of race and ethnicity, especially within food and cooking television, Stowell published her first academic article “There’s Certainly a Lot of History Here, But We’re Here to Roast Oysters: Afterlives of Trans-Atlantic Exchange in Top Chef: Charleston” in the journal Television and New Media in January 2022. Presently, she’s co-editing a collection of essays on dark academia for Post45 Contemporaries to be published in February.