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

  • Emory Woodard, PhD, Appointed Dean of Graduate Studies

    Emory Woodard, PhD, Appointed Dean of Graduate Studies

    Dr. Woodard holds the rank of associate professor in the Department of Communication and currently serves in the role of coordinator of Media Studies. He was on the founding committee of the graduate program in Communication, for which he served as acting program director in 2004 and program director from 2007 to 2011. read more

  • New Student Services Coordinator Driven to Help Graduate Students Succeed

    New Student Services Coordinator Driven to Help Graduate Students Succeed

    In its ongoing effort to improve the graduate student experience at Villanova, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences approved a new position designed to ease the administrative burden on graduate students and ensure that they are taking advantage of the opportunities available to them. Brooke Erdman '16 MA takes on this new role with a desire to help graduate students succeed and make the most of their time at the University. read more

  • Villanova Hosts Global Public Policy Competition

    Villanova Hosts Global Public Policy Competition

    Villanova hosted more than 40 graduate students from 11 universities in the region for the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on February 23. The Villanova MPA team took first place at the event, which addressed issues associated with forced migration. read more

  • Faculty Mentors Key to Biology Student’s Graduate Experience

    Faculty Mentors Key to Biology Student’s Graduate Experience

    Master’s student Emily Geoghegan found Villanova faculty with similar research interests to help her advance her career. She is working with her thesis adviser, Samantha Chapman, PhD, on Chapman’s National Science Foundation-funded wetland protection study. read more

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