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 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
   
International Session         February 23, 2023         2 p.m. ET Register now!      
General Session         February 24, 2023         12 p.m. ET Register now!      
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.

Event                                  Date          Time Registration Link
   
AMA - Funding Graduate Education         February 9, 2023         6 p.m. ET Register now!      
AMA - Adjusting to Graduate Student Life         February 27, 2023         12 p.m. ET    Register now!      
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.

Event                                  Date          Time Registration Link
   
Human Resource Development (HRD)         February 8, 2023         12 p.m. ET    Register now!      
Public Administration (MPA)         February 8, 2023         12 p.m. ET Register now!      
Human Resource Development (HRD)         February 8, 2023         6 p.m. ET Register now!      
Human Resource Development (HRD)         March 8, 2023         12 p.m. ET    Register now!      
Human Resource Development (HRD)         March 8, 2023         6 p.m. ET Register now!      
Public Administration (MPA)         March 15, 2023         12 p.m. ET Register now!      
Public Administration (MPA)         April 19, 2023         12 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

  • 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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