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.
GRE (General) optional
Villanova’s graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences use a holistic application review process, seeking to take into account each applicant’s individual qualifications and varied circumstances, and understanding that no single set of standards can fit every applicant equally well. Therefore, applicants to GRE-optional programs may choose not to take the GRE or to submit GRE scores, but are welcome to submit those scores if they feel they enhance their applications.
$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
Deadline March 1, for Fall admittance only. Click here for more information.
Credits and Tuition:
$845 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester