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Virtual Graduate Open House

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 6 p.m. EDT

Find out why the Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the ideal place to continue your academic journey! At our Virtual Graduate Open House, you will have the opportunity to speak with faculty and students from your program of interest and get answers to your questions about financial aid, application requirements, deadlines and more. All attendees will receive an application fee waiver!
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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 graduate 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. If you are an International Student, we strongly encourage you to attend an International Session, as they are designed to address your specific admissions process.

Event                                  Date          Time Registration Link
   
General Session         Oct. 5, 2022         12 p.m. ET   Register now!      
International Session         Oct. 5, 2022         3 p.m ET Register now!      
General Session         Nov. 2, 2022         12 p.m. ET Register now!      
International Session         Nov. 2, 2022         3 p.m. ET Register now!      
General Session         Nov. 16, 2022         6 p.m. ET Register now!      

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. Staff will be on hand to facilitate discussion.

Event                                  Date          Time Registration Link
   
AMA - Finding Your Research Focus         October 26, 2022         12 p.m. ET Register now!      
AMA - Funding Graduate Education         November 30, 2022         12 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.

Event                                  Date          Time Registration Link
   
Public Administration (MPA)         October 19, 2022         12 p.m. ET   Register now!      
Human Resource Development (HRD)         November 2, 2022         12 p.m. ET Register now!      
Human Resource Development (HRD)         November 2, 2022         6 p.m. ET Register now!      
Public Administration (MPA)         November 16, 2022         12 p.m. ET Register now!      
Human Resource Development (HRD)         December 7, 2022         12 p.m. ET Register now!      
Human Resource Development (HRD)         December 7, 2022         6 p.m. ET Register now!      

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!
     

RECENT NEWS

  • New CLAS Endowed Dean Position Reflects Research of Graduate History Students

    September 7, 2022 - 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.

  • Villanova Public Administration: New MPA Director, New Major, New Modality Options

    September 6, 2022 - Over the past several months, the Villanova University Department of Public Administration worked to lay the groundwork for several initiatives and changes that launched this fall, including the hiring of a new director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, the beginning of a new undergraduate major in Public Service and Administration (PSA), and the reorganization of its graduate course offerings to allow for greater flexibility and convenience for its students.

  • Theology Professors Win 2022 Catholic Media Association Book Awards

    July 27, 2022 - Villanova Theology Professors Jonathan Yates, PhD, Gerald Beyer, PhD, and Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD, earned 2022 Catholic Media Association (CMA) Book Awards, which were presented at the CMA annual conference.

  • Villanova Philosophy PhD Program Alumni News, Job Placements, Dissertation Defenses

    July 26, 2022 - The Villanova University Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is proud to announce a number of job placements and dissertation defenses for recent graduates of the doctoral program.

  • Improving the World - Graduate Programs Bridge Gap to Careers and Higher-Level Education

    July 25, 2022 - The graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are featured in the Summer 2022 issue of Diversity in Action magazine. Read the article featuring interviews with Graduate Studies Dean Emory Woodard, PhD, and Biology student Damir Creecy.

  • Villanova Interdisciplinary Journal CONCEPT Showcases Graduate Student Scholarship

    June 6, 2022 - 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."

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

    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.

  • History Graduate Students Curate New Exhibit for Villanova Art Gallery

    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.

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

    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.

  • Environmental Science Grads Embark on Diverse Careers

    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.

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