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Prospective Students


There is much to learn and consider when applying to a graduate program. We encourage you to compare Villanova’s programs, student resources, curriculum and other discipline-specific details to other programs. Your comparison will most likely show why Villanova University was the right choice of our successful alumni.  You are invited to speak with us and to visit campus to learn more about  Villanova and the local area. Our student testimonials will provide insight, as well.

All prospective students should be pleased to learn about our competitive tuition rates and the extensive options for funding your education. These options include a range of merit-based assistantships and fellowships, as well as the possibility of continued support for summer research.

Students who choose full-time study often continue their studies at premier PhD programs and by completing our degree program have found that they are even more competitive as candidates. By selecting this masters program as a first step they have been actively engaged and working closely with faculty and not under the shadow of PhD candidates.

Part-time students are equally encouraged to join our programs and all effort is made to provide a sequencing of course offerings to allow these evening students to progress quickly through their chosen course of study.

Within the department section of the website, you will find much of the information that you will need to make an informed decision about your education. You can also download or explore the very detailed Student Handbook.

If you are exploring your career options we provide further information on our departmental website and students have access to the extensive resources of our Career Center.

Additionally, you can find a wealth of information about the University, our students and the surrounding area by visiting the website of Office of Graduate Studies

Contact Graduate Studies with any questions about applying to Villanova and/or requesting to transfer graduate credit at the time of your application. Note that the Department requests completion of a supplemental application form in addition to the standard application. Assitionally, there are special guidelines for international students.



Department of Biology
Mendel Hall Room 147
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085 
Tel: 610.519.4830
Graduate Program Director: 
Dr. Anil Bamezai