Writing sample: The writing sample should be a work of literary analysis that is 10 - 20 pages long. It should demonstrate your ability to articulate a clear, specific argument and to support that argument through close readings of a literary text or texts. It is preferable if the sample also makes reference to secondary critical sources, but this is not a requirement.
Statement of goals (1-2 pages): The personal statement should address the following: the reason(s) you wish to pursue advanced study in literature; specific areas of literary study you hope to concentrate on; academic work you’ve done; how Villanova in particular might help you develop your intellectual interests; and what you would like to do with your MA.
$50 non-refundable application fee
Fall Assistantship: March 1
Fall: Rolling until August 1
Spring: Rolling until December 1
Summer: Rolling until May 1
Funding available: Yes
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Credits and Tuition:
$770 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
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