Graduate Programs in English

The Department of English offers a Master’s degree in English Literature, a Post Master's Certificate, and a Master's degree in English with a Certificate in Communication.  Villanova has been granting the M.A. in English for more than fifty years.  We wed that sense of history with a cutting-edge awareness of the vitality of English as a global discipline.  In our program, you will be introduced to both the deepest traditions of literature and the most current approaches to and applications of literary study.  You will also find highly innovative curricular opportunities to explore non-Ph.D. track career options.

Are you curious about our program, but not ready to commit to pursuing an M.A?  We welcome you to apply as a non-matriculated student.

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If you have any questions about our program, or would like to arrange a visit, please contact the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Evan Radcliffe. The deadline to apply for admission with funding consideration is March 1. The deadline for admission without funding for the fall is August 1 and for the spring is December 1.  If you have missed a deadline, please contact Dr. Radcliffe to discuss your options.

For the latest news from the Graduate English Program, see our official blog, The Yawp, and our Graduate English Newsletter.

In a recent survey of our graduate students, more than 90% said they would definitely attend our program again.

Contact Us

Villanova University
Department of English
St. Augustine Center
Room 402
800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085

Dr. Evan Radcliffe
Graduate Program Director
Phone: (610) 519-4648

Brooke Erdman
Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (610) 519-7826

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