GRE Waiver: Applicants having 3 years of relevant work experience, or who already have a master's or doctoral degree, may ask the MPA Director to waive the GRE requirement. Please note that GRE scores from tests taken more than five years before the date of application will not be accepted. Applicants who wish to be considered for tuition scholarships are required to take the GRE
3 recommendation letters: Professional or academic
Essay: Describing work experience (if applicable) and ultimate career goals (2 pages)
$50 non-refundable application fee
Tuition Scholar Application: February 1
Fall: Rolling until August 1
Spring: Rolling until December 1
Summer: Rolling until May 1
Funding available: Yes
Deadline February 1, for Fall admittance only. Click here for more information.
Credits and Tuition:
36 - 39 credits (MPA 8010 Internship, 3 credit course, may be waived depending upon prior work experience)
$795 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of St. Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s six colleges.