NEWS AND EVENTS
March 27 - April 1
On-Campus and Virtual Events
Find out why the Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the ideal place to continue your academic journey! During our Preview Week events, you will have the opportunity to speak with faculty and students from your program of interest and meet with support staff to get answers to your questions about financial aid, graduate student life and more.
We offer both online and in-person events, including a comprehensive day on campus on Saturday, April 1!
Visit the registration page to see events for your program of interest.
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.
|International Session||April 5, 2023||2 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|General Session||April 6, 2023||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|General Session||May 11, 2023||5:30 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.
|AMA - Before, During and After Graduate School||April 20, 2023||6 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|AMA - Finding Graduate Housing||May 1, 2023||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.
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||April 4, 2023||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||April 4, 2023||6 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Public Administration (MPA)||April 19, 2023||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||May 3, 2023||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||May 3, 2023||6 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||June 7, 2023||12 p.m. ET||Register now!|
|Human Resource Development (HRD)||June 7, 2023||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!
Chemistry Master's Student Wins 2023 Villanova Three Minute Thesis Competition
March 17, 2023 - Villanova University graduate chemistry student Eliana Uriona took First Place and the Audience Choice awards in the University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition on February 24 in the Mullen Center for the Performing Arts for her presentation “Optimizing Biochar Properties for Heavy Metal Immobilization in Contaminated Soils.” Uriona advances to the Northeast Regional Competition on April 28.
Villanova MPA Students Win NASPAA Simulation Competition
March 16, 2023 - Five Villanova Master of Public Administration (MPA) students participated in the 2023 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Student Simulation Competition Northeast Regional hosted by the University at Albany (SUNY) on March 4. Corie Alicea, Evan Butts and Melanie Menkevich joined three students from Syracuse University on the winning team. This team also won second place in the Global Super Judge Round, in which NASPAA judges evaluated each of the global site winners. Mark Donovan and Ellen Speake also competed and performed well at the competition.
Combating Hate Speech in 2023
February 13, 2023 - Communication professor Billie Murray, PhD, notes that reflecting on America’s past starts with acknowledging the country’s history of and ever-growing propensity toward hate speech. Learn more about Murray's research and her book, Combating Hate: A Framework for Direct Action.
Computer Science Alum Shares Insights on How A.I. Can Help Solve Our Most Pressing Problems
February 8, 2023 - Jessica Yarnall '20 MS is a graduate of Villanova University’s master’s program in computer science. In her academic work and in her work as a data analyst at a local children’s hospital, she’s studied and contributed to the major fields of artificial intelligence, from machine learning in data security to deep learning in the healthcare space.
A.I. and Higher Education: The Rise of ChatGPT
January 25, 2023 - ChatGPT. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Colleges and universities certainly have. It’s the chatbot that uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) to generate sentences based only on a brief prompt, writing anything from college-level papers to fanfiction. And as one might expect, the popular chatbot is taking the academic world by storm, raising questions about trust, academic integrity and even the future of college admissions. We turned to Seth Matthew Fishman, PhD, assistant dean of Curriculum and Assessment and director of the MA in Higher Education Leadership program in the Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to get his thoughts.
Villanova Graduate Programs Earn High Marks in Debt-to-Income Study
January 19, 2023 - Is graduate school worth the debt? A recent study by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) shows that, in many cases, it is. In fact, the two Villanova College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) graduate programs included in the study, Human Resource Development and Public Administration, show a strong income-to-debt ratio, meaning that the median income of graduates far exceeds the median debt incurred during their studies.
Theology PhD Student Wins Emerging Scholar Award from the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality
January 18, 2023 - Theology doctoral student Trevor Williams was recently honored by the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality with its Founder's Circle Prize, which recognizes emerging scholars in the discipline. Williams was invited to present his paper at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meetings this past November in Denver.
Graduate Dean Accepts Advisory Roles with Key Education Organizations
January 17, 2023 - Emory H. Woodard IV, PhD, Dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), has recently accepted advisory roles with two organizations that have important connections to graduate education. Dean Woodard was named to the Executive Committee of the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS), which is the regional association of the broader Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). He also joined the Advisory Committee for the Duolingo English Test, which is used to evaluate the language proficiency of international candidates for admission to universities in English-speaking countries.
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