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
   
General Session         Dec. 7, 2022         12 p.m. ET   Register now!      
General Session         Dec. 14, 2022         3 p.m. ET Register now!      
General Session         Jan. 4, 2023         12 p.m. ET Register now!      
General Session         Jan. 4, 2023         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 - 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
   
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

  • 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.

  • Political Science Grad Focuses on Combating Inequities in Healthcare

    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.

  • Graduate English Students Present at Christianity and Literature Conference

    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.

  • Villanova Psychology Announces Outstanding Thesis Award Winner

    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.

  • Villanova Theatre Alum Pens New Play About James Forten for the Museum of the American Revolution

    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.

  • Theology PhD Student Earns Prominent Resident Fellowship to Further Research

    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.

  • Supporting Graduate Student Mental Health and Wellness

    December 21, 2021 - Under the leadership of Emory Woodard, PhD, Dean of Graduate Studies in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), the College has made progress in recognizing and addressing issues around graduate student mental health and wellness, topics that have become more prominent in higher education across the country in recent years.

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