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Information for Prospective Students

Below, you will find general information about Villanova’s admissions requirements, affordable tuition, financial aid, and convenient location.

Please explore the web pages of your program of interest for further information about admissions criteria, curriculum requirements, course offerings, resources for students, and other discipline-specific details. 

Contact the Office of Graduate Studies with any questions about applying to Villanova.



Applicants are admitted wholly on individual merit. Villanova University does not discriminate against anyone seeking admission on the basis of their race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or sex. Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to enter a graduate degree or certificate program, with a minimum  undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (or the equivalent, in the case of educational  institutions located outside the US).  


Tuition and Fees

Current tuition rates and fees in graduate arts and sciences are available at the Bursar’s Office. The University offers a convenient, interest-free Tuition Payment Plan to all students. The Office of Financial Assistance can also help graduate students with their applications for student loans.


Ideal Location

Villanova University is located in a beautiful, safe, suburban town less than twelve miles or twenty kilometers from the city of Philadelphia, America’s first national capital and fifth largest city.  The campus is easily accessible by train, bus, or car. Philadelphia is the headquarters for many major corporations, providing opportunities to grow your network and connect with future employers. New York City and Washington, DC are only a few hours away.