The Department of Computing Sciences at Villanova offers options for graduate study that are relevant, flexible and affordable. Our programs are designed to train computing professionals with the most up-to-date and comprehensive education, as well as to instill a lifelong love of learning to help our students become leaders in today's rapidly changing technological environment.

With both campus and online offerings, and options for full or part-time study, we offer great flexibility at an exceptional value. You can earn a Master's degree in Computer Science, a Master's degree in Software Engineering, or a fully online Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics. 



You will have the chance to engage in projects and research with our exceptional faculty. The full-time faculty in our department are deeply committed to our mission of excellence in pedagogy and research. Their diversity and experience provide a rich environment for growth and learning. Most of our adjunct faculty are computing professionals from the high-tech corridor surrounding Villanova. Their contributions in teaching, and their collaboration with our full-time faculty on various projects, bring additional insight from the commercial world into our classrooms.

Villanova has dedicated laboratories for intelligent systems and robotics, information visualization, multimedia, software engineering and information retrieval, as well as systems modeling and simulation.

The interdisciplinary Center for Excellence in Enterprise Technology is home to the University’s CAVE—an immersive, virtual reality facility. The Center promotes interactive learning across the University and through external academic and industry partnerships.

Villanova has very competitive-tuition rates and provides numerous sources of funding, including assistantships, educator tuition reductions, funded research opportunities and payment options. Learn more about financing your education.

Students can choose from a wide array of courses with extensive summer offerings. Class sizes are always small, and courses are taught in the evenings to accommodate working professionals. In addition, students can take courses toward the Certificate in Health Informatics completely online. The Department offers frequent expert speaker events and seminars.

Villanova’s campus location just 12 miles west of Philadelphia combines a lovely suburban setting with access to the resources of America’s fifth-largest city. The Philadelphia region boasts many wonderful employers who actively seek graduates of Villanova University. You can connect with employers year-round through the Department as well as through our award-winning Career Center. Learn more about opportunities for careers and professional development.

Dept of Computing Sciences
161 Mendel Science Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699

Director of Graduate Programs:
Dr. Vijay Gehlot




MARCH 1: For admission with funding consideration for the fall

AUGUST 1: For admission without funding for the fall

OCTOBER 1: For admission with funding consideration for the spring

DECEMBER 1: For admission without funding for the spring

MAY 1: For admission without funding for the summer

If you have missed a deadline, please contact Dr. Vijay Gehlot to discuss your options.