How Do I Apply?
The entire application process is completed online. On our program requirements page, you will be able to find admission requirements for each program, start or continue an application, and check the status of your submitted application.
Deadlines for International Applicants
Typically, international students must obtain an I-20 and then a visa to become enrolled students in the U.S. Due to the processing time associated with these processes, international applicants must follow these earlier application deadlines:
Fall Entry - Complete application by May 1. Scholarship and assistantship deadlines may be earlier than this, such as February 1 or March 1. Be sure to review your respective program's website for program deadlines.
Spring Entry - Complete application by October 15
Summer Entry - Complete application by April 1 (Please note: Applicants to the Human Resource Development program are not eligible to apply for the Summer term)
If you are already in the U.S. and are transferring from another U.S. Master's Program, later applications may be permitted. Speak to the Program Director and Graduate Studies for more information on transferring. In order to transfer to Villanova, you will need to have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the university you are currently attending.
What Does Villanova Cost?
Graduate tuition in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is charged on a per-credit basis; for 2019-2020, the cost is $795 per credit (for 2019-2020 the rate is $692 per credit for Religious Studies/Theology courses). There is a $50 fee applied each semester for general university services. Two types of competitive, merit-based funding are available for full-time, matriculated degree-seeking students: Tuition Scholarships, which provide tuition remission for the total number of courses required for the degree; and Graduate Assistantships, which include a stipend along with tuition remission. International students are eligible to apply for this funding. Click here for more information.
Villanova operates on the standard semester system, with courses offered in the fall, spring, and summer. The fall term begins around August 24, with orientation for incoming students a few days before classes start, and ends around December 20. Classes resume for the spring term in mid-January, ending in May. Many programs also offer summer classes during June and July. Most courses are three credits each, and a full-time student generally takes 6 to 9 credits per term. For the complete academic calendar click here.