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Prospective Graduate Students


There is much to consider when choosing a graduate program.  Villanova University should be a great choice for your studies!

Why Choose Villanova?

 We invite you to join our vibrant community of learners.

Please visit the web pages of the Office of Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at to request additional information, view application deadlines or to begin your online application.

Contact Dr. Lisa Sewell, the Program Director,  to discuss your interest in doing graduate work.

Certificate Program
All applicants should submit the following materials:

  • Application for admission online.
  • Application fee: Payable by credit card online. The fee is waived for those with a Villanova degree or who have attended an open House or Virtual Information Session.
  • Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: preferably from former teachers; however, for those out of school for many years, letters from supervisors or persons of authority are acceptable. Please use the form found on the online application.
  • Personal Statgementa personal statement indicating interests, plans, and objectives within the field of Gender and Women’s studies. 

  • Graduate students already enrolled at Villanova may apply through an internal application and a review of their graduate transcripts.

Graduate Student Life: Villanova University

What you will find in GWS

  • Award-winning faculty who are passionate about feminist scholarship
  • A vibrant community of faculty and students committed to gender equality
  • An engaging lineup of extra-curricular lectures, performances, and film screenings
  • An annual research conference that highlights student work and features a dynamic keynote speaker  
  • Contact us to learn more or check out our BLOG,
    Villanova GWS Facebook
    Podcasts and Events.


Gender and Women's Studies
Villanova University, SAC 488
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Certificate Program Director: 
Dr. Travis Foster