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

  • Villanova Hosts Global Public Policy Competition

    Villanova Hosts Global Public Policy Competition

    Villanova will host more than 40 graduate students from 11 universities in the region for the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on Saturday, February 23. Seven Villanova MPA students will participate in the event, which will address 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

  • Get to Know International Student Ambassador Xihlovo Mabunda

    Get to Know International Student Ambassador Xihlovo Mabunda

    In her new role as International Student Ambassador, Xihlovo Mabunda ’19 MS, plans social and professional development events, serves as a liaison between the international student community and the Graduate Studies Office and other University offices, and helps with admissions-related tasks for international students, among other duties. read more

  • 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

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