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

  • MPA Faculty Spotlight: Catherine Wilson, PhD

    MPA Faculty Spotlight: Catherine Wilson, PhD

    The path Catherine Wilson, PhD, took to her position as chair of Villanova University’s Department of Public Administration winds through philosophy, Latin America and faith-based organizations. Her research interests include immigration, nonprofit management and cultural competency, and she is driven by her desire to guide students as they nurture and develop their own commitments to public service. read more

  • Get to Know the Graduate Studies International Student Peer Advisors

    Get to Know the Graduate Studies International Student Peer Advisors

    This year, the Office of Graduate Studies welcomes two International Student Peer Advisors, Kate Kozlova and Navya Sree Kupparajum, to help serve the international graduate student community in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Kate is from Russia and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Higher Education. Navya is from India and is pursuing a Master of Science in Software Engineering. read more

  • Philly Has an Air Pollution Problem. These Researchers Think Its Neighborhoods May Hold a Solution

    Philly Has an Air Pollution Problem. These Researchers Think Its Neighborhoods May Hold a Solution

    A team of faculty and student researchers in Villanova's Environmental Science program are analyzing almost every possible urban configuration in Philadelphia neighborhoods to figure out the city's air pollution problems. read more

  • Graduate Student Work Showcased at First Research Symposium

    Graduate Student Work Showcased at First Research Symposium

    This September, 22 graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University took part in the Colleges’ first Graduate Student Research Symposium. The event was organized by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Center for Research and Fellowships and took place in the Connelly Center. The students who showcased their work, either with an oral presentation or a poster, each earned a Summer Research Fellowship from the Graduate Studies Office, and their presentations reported on the results of their summer inquiries. read more

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