Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University is an ideal place to pursue your graduate education. Program offerings in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics and sciences include more than 20 master's degrees, more than 40 graduate certificates, and Ph.D. programs in Philosophy and Theology.

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Objectives: The graduate programs seek to integrate general education, cultural improvement, and professional excellence. The aims of these programs are:

  • To extend and deepen knowledge by scholarly research;
  • To assist those who wish to secure specialized training in order to improve their occupational competency;
  • To supply the need of advanced training for special purposes, especially in the fields of teaching and other human services;
  • To offer the graduate students the opportunity to join with the faculty of the University in the common pursuit of learning wherein the students are encouraged to develop according to their individual capacities and to learn to live and work together in a community of scholars.

Graduate Studies News

  • Villanova HRD Program Featured on SHRM Blog

    Villanova HRD Program Featured on SHRM Blog

    With more than 300,000 HR and business executive members across the globe, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR association and leading advocate for HR professionals. Its annual conference attracts thousands of attendees each year. Prior to this year's SHRM Conference in Las Vegas, June 23-26, the SHRM Blog featured an interview with Villanova's Human Resource Development faculty. read more

  • Graduate Commencement 2019

    Graduate Commencement 2019

    Congratulations to the more than 300 doctoral and master's graduates from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences! These students were celebrated at Villanova's first Graduate Commencement Ceremony on May 18. read more

  • Psychology Outstanding Thesis Award

    Psychology Outstanding Thesis Award

    Villanova's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences honored master's graduate Erin Hughes '18 MS with its Ingeborg and Byron Ward Outstanding Thesis Award for her work studying "Preferences for Self-Expansion: The Implications for Romantic Relationships" at its annual Psi Chi dinner in April. read more

  • Environmental Science Master's Student Publishes Paper About Land Use Predictions

    Environmental Science Master's Student Publishes Paper About Land Use Predictions

    Recent Environmental Science master's graduate Charlotte Shade '19 MS had her work about predicting land use changes in Philadelphia published in the February issue of Land, an international and cross-disciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal of land use/land change, land management and land system science. read more

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