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

  • Biology Master’s Student Earns Grant for Gene-editing Research

    Biology Master’s Student Earns Grant for Gene-editing Research

    Villanova University biology master’s student Grace Wong received a $500 grant from Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society's Grants-in-Aid of Research program, for her research about how a class of molecules known as noncoding RNAs work to maintain fertility in animals. read more

  • Theology Professor’s New Book Addresses the Power and Use of Charisma

    Theology Professor’s New Book Addresses the Power and Use of Charisma

    What do Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Julia Roberts and Adolf Hitler have in common? The answer is charisma—and a new book by Vincent W. Lloyd, PhD, associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, explores how it can be used for both good and evil. read more

  • Meet the Nurse Executive Using Computer Science to Improve Patient Care

    Meet the Nurse Executive Using Computer Science to Improve Patient Care

    Health information technology is a growing field, and this Main Line Health manager is taking advantage of Villanova's new online Health Informatics graduate program to shape her career and the future of patient care. read more

  • Environmental Science Graduates Produce Important Research and Launch Careers

    Environmental Science Graduates Produce Important Research and Launch Careers

    After graduating from Dickinson College with a degree in environmental studies, Elise Rodriguez ’18 MS worked a variety of jobs that matched her passions for research, wildlife management and conservation. When she began looking in 2016 at graduate programs to help further career, she was drawn to Villanova’s new Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) program, which offered an interdisciplinary experience, diverse areas of field research and technical training wanted by employers. read more

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