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.

Visit Villanova to learn more about what Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer you! Schedule a campus tour, attend an on-campus open house or join us for an online information session.

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

  • Counseling Professor Earns Fellowship to Enhance Curriculum at New Zealand University

    Counseling Professor Earns Fellowship to Enhance Curriculum at New Zealand University

    Krista Malott, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Education & Counseling, will aid in infusing critical consciousness and social justice content across the curriculum of the University of Canterbury’s Master in Mental Health Counseling program. read more

  • 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

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Vasey Hall - Suite 202
610-519-7090
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