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 University Researchers Part of Expedition to the Arctic

    Villanova University Researchers Part of Expedition to the Arctic

    Villanova Chemistry professor Amanda Grannas, PhD, is co-principal investigator of a research team examining the effect of dramatic sea ice loss and rising surface temperatures on marine aerosols in the Arctic Ocean. Villanova chemistry master’s student Allison Remenapp will be on board the expedition ship collecting aerosol and seawater samples. read more

  • MPA Program Hosts Lithuanian Contingent

    MPA Program Hosts Lithuanian Contingent

    This June, the Villanova University Master of Public Administration (MPA) program hosted a delegation of Lithuanian municipal managers and reservists in the country's armed forces to provide an overview of Villanova and the MPA program and discuss how the groups may work together in the future. read more

  • Master’s Student in English Wins Innovation Award for New Diversity and Inclusion Resource Guide

    Master’s Student in English Wins Innovation Award for New Diversity and Inclusion Resource Guide

    Villanova University strives to attract and develop students who will ignite change throughout their lives, and this drive to make the world a better place often starts while they are still on campus. For William Repetto ’18 MA and graduate assistant in the Falvey Memorial Library, this drive led him to create a new resource guide that encourages community building, outreach and intersectional exploration. read more

  • Christine Palus, PhD, Named Dean of the College of Professional Studies

    Christine Palus, PhD, Named Dean of the College of Professional Studies

    Christine Palus, PhD, is a visionary academic leader dedicated to continuing the University’s long-standing tradition of service to adult learners. She will continue to serve as dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in addition to serving as the new dean of the College of Professional Studies. read more

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