Application Requirements for M.S., Ph.D., and Certificate Programs


Masters and Certificate Programs

In order to be considered for admission to the College of Engineering’s graduate program, you must apply through our online application portal and provide all required materials.

 

Domestic Applicants - Application Requirements for Masters/Certificate Programs

  1. Application Fee* of fifty dollars ($50.00) payable online prior to submitting your completed application.

  2. Transcripts** from all undergraduate and graduate universities attended. Unofficial transcripts from U.S. schools are acceptable for application review and may be uploaded in the online application. Official transcripts must be provided upon an offer of admission. Official transcripts are required for all International schools.

  3. Two (2) Applicant Rating Forms completed by your recommenders:

    Recommender 1 - One (1) academic recommender

    Recommender 2 - One (1) professional recommender (If a professional recommender is not available, a second academic recommender is acceptable).

    You will be prompted to provide two (2) recommender’s email addresses within your online application. These recommenders will receive an email with a link to electronically complete and submit our recommendation form.

    All recommenders must have professional email addresses. Personal email addresses (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast) WILL NOT be accepted. An acceptable professional email address is from an educational institution, a business, or the government.

  4. Statement of Purpose - While there are no specific guidelines regarding the content or formatting of this document, you should consider describing your background, your academic and professional interests, and what specifically about Villanova’s College of Engineering drew you to apply to our graduate program. 

  5. Resume

  6. Official GRE Scores sent directly from ETS. Villanova University Institution Code is 2959.
    Please see GRE Score Requirements to determine which programs require GRE scores.

  7. Complete online application by hitting 'Submit' as the final step.


International Applicants - Application Requirements for Masters/Certificate Programs

  1. Application Fee* of fifty dollars ($50.00) payable online prior to submitting your completed application.

  2. Transcripts

    Transcripts from International Schools - Applicants must submit official university/college transcripts bearing the seal of the institution and the signature of the Registrar. These transcripts must be sent directly by mail from your Registrar's Office. Transcripts are required for all previous undergraduate (and graduate where applicable) education. Students who apply prior to completion of their undergraduate (or graduate) work are expected to submit the most up-to-date transcript available. If offered admission, which is contingent upon satisfactory degree completion, you will be expected to submit an updated official transcript showing the conferred degree, conferral date, and final cumulative G.P.A.. Transcripts should be sent to: COE Graduate Programs Office, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, CEER 309, Villanova, PA 19085

    Transcripts from U.S. Schools - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application review. You may upload a copy of your unofficial transcript in the online application. Official transcripts must be provided upon an offer of admission**

  3. Two (2) Applicant Rating Forms completed by your recommenders:

    Recommender 1 - One (1) academic recommender

    Recommender 2 - One (1) professional recommender (If a professional recommender is not available, a second academic recommender is acceptable).

    You will be prompted to provide two (2) recommender’s email addresses within your online application. These recommenders will receive an email with a link to electronically complete and submit our recommendation form.

    All recommenders must have professional email addresses. Personal email addresses (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast) WILL NOT be accepted. An acceptable professional email address is from an educational institution, a business, or the government.

  4. Statement of Purpose - While there are no specific guidelines regarding the content or formatting of this document, you should consider describing your background, your academic and professional interests, and what specifically about Villanova’s College of Engineering drew you to apply to our graduate program.

  5. Resume

  6. Official GRE Scores sent directly from ETS. Villanova University Institution Code is 2959.

  7. Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores sent directly from testing centers. Photo copies are not accepted. Waived if applicant has a degree from a college/university in the U.S.

  8. Complete online application by hitting 'Submit' as the final step.

I-20 Transfer Applicants:  Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities (domestic and International) must be received before Villanova will initiate an I-20 transfer.

 

*Application Fee

If you have been provided with an application fee waiver code, please complete the fee waiver form linked on the “Specific Program Instructions” tab in the online application.

Application fee will be waived for students with a Villanova degree. Please request a waiver code by completing the online form linked on the “Specific Program Instructions” tab in the online application.

**Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts from U.S. colleges/universities can be uploaded in the online application portal. The admissions committee will review your application based on unofficial transcripts. If an offer of admission is made, it will be contingent upon you submitting official, final university/college transcripts bearing the seal of the institution and the signature of the Registrar. These transcripts must be sent directly by mail or by electronic transmission from your Registrar's Office prior to enrollment. Transcripts are required for all previous undergraduate (and graduate where applicable) education. One copy of each transcript is sufficient. Students who apply prior to completion of their undergraduate (or graduate) work are expected to submit the most up-to-date transcript available. If offered admission, which is contingent upon satisfactory degree completion, you will be expected to submit an updated official transcript showing the conferred degree, conferral date, and final cumulative G.P.A.. Students who fail to submit official transcripts at least two weeks before the first day of classes will not be permitted to enroll.

Official, hardcopy transcripts must be sent to: COE Graduate Programs Office, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., CEER 309, Villanova, PA 19085. Official electronic transcripts can be submitted via email to: engineering.grad@villanova.edu

 

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PhD Program

In order to be considered for admission to the College of Engineering’s PhD program, you must apply through our online application portal and provide all required materials.

Domestic Applicants - Application Requirements for the PhD Program

  1. Application Fee* of fifty dollars ($50.00) payable online prior to submitting your completed application.

  2. Transcripts** from all undergraduate and graduate universities attended. Unofficial transcripts from U.S. schools are acceptable for application review and may be uploaded in the online application. Official transcripts must be provided upon an offer of admission. Official transcripts are required for all International schools.

  3. Two (2) Applicant Rating Forms completed by your recommenders:

    Recommender 1 - One (1) academic recommender

    Recommender 2 - One (1) professional recommender (If a professional recommender is not available, a second academic recommender is acceptable).

    You will be prompted to provide two (2) recommender’s email addresses within your online application. These recommenders will receive an email with a link to electronically complete our recommendation process. Recommenders will be required to complete an Applicant Rating Form and upload a supplemental letter of recommendation.

    All recommenders must have professional email addresses. Personal email addresses (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast) WILL NOT be accepted. An acceptable professional email address is from an educational institution, a business, or the government.

  4. Statement of Purpose - While there are no specific guidelines regarding the content or formatting of this document, you should consider describing your background, your academic and professional interests, and what specifically about Villanova’s College of Engineering drew you to apply to our graduate program. 

  5. Resume

  6. Official GRE Scores sent directly from ETS. Villanova University Institution Code is 2959.

  7. Complete online application by hitting 'Submit' as the final step.

 

International Applicants - Application Requirements for the PhD Program

  1. Application Fee* of fifty dollars ($50.00) payable online prior to submitting your completed application.

  2. Transcripts

    Transcripts from International Schools
    - Applicants must submit official university/college transcripts bearing the seal of the institution and the signature of the Registrar. These transcripts must be sent directly by mail from your Registrar's Office. Transcripts are required for all previous undergraduate (and graduate where applicable) education. Students who apply prior to completion of their undergraduate (or graduate) work are expected to submit the most up-to-date transcript available. If offered admission, which is contingent upon satisfactory degree completion, you will be expected to submit an updated official transcript showing the conferred degree, conferral date, and final cumulative G.P.A.. Transcripts should be sent to: COE Graduate Programs Office, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, CEER 309, Villanova, PA 19085

  3. Transcripts from U.S. Schools - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application review. You may upload a copy of your unofficial transcript in the online application. Official transcripts must be provided upon an offer of admission**

  4. Credential Evaluation - Villanova requires that transcripts from colleges and universities outside the U.S. and Canada undergo a course-by-course analysis by World Education Services. Students are responsible for paying all fees for such evaluations and must make arrangements with the credential evaluation company to send and receive their documents. 

  5. Two (2) Applicant Rating Forms completed by your recommenders:

    Recommender 1 - One (1) academic recommender

    Recommender 2 - One (1) professional recommender (If a professional recommender is not available, a second academic recommender is acceptable).

    You will be prompted to provide two (2) recommender’s email addresses within your online application. These recommenders will receive an email with a link to electronically complete our recommendation process. Recommenders will be required to complete an Applicant Rating Form and upload a supplemental letter of recommendation.

    All recommenders must have professional email addresses. Personal email addresses (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast) WILL NOT be accepted. An acceptable professional email address is from an educational institution, a business, or the government.

  6. Statement of Purpose - While there are no specific guidelines regarding the content or formatting of this document, you should consider describing your background, your academic and professional interests, and what specifically about Villanova’s College of Engineering drew you to apply to our graduate program.

  7. Resume

  8. Official GRE Scores sent directly from ETS. Villanova University Institution Code is 2959.

  9. Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores sent directly from testing centers. Photo copies are not accepted. Waived if applicant has a degree from a college/university in the U.S.

  10. Complete online application by hitting 'Submit' as the final step.

I-20 Transfer Applicants:  Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities (domestic and International) must be received before Villanova will initiate an I-20 transfer.

 

*Application Fee

If you have been provided with an application fee waiver code, please complete the fee waiver form linked on the “Specific Program Instructions” tab in the online application.

Application fee will be waived for students with a Villanova degree. Please request a waiver code by completing the online form linked on the “Specific Program Instructions” tab in the online application.

**Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts from U.S. colleges/universities can be uploaded in the online application portal. The admissions committee will review your application based on unofficial transcripts. If an offer of admission is made, it will be contingent upon you submitting official, final university/college transcripts bearing the seal of the institution and the signature of the Registrar. These transcripts must be sent directly by mail or by electronic transmission from your Registrar's Office prior to enrollment. Transcripts are required for all previous undergraduate (and graduate where applicable) education. One copy of each transcript is sufficient. Students who apply prior to completion of their undergraduate (or graduate) work are expected to submit the most up-to-date transcript available. If offered admission, which is contingent upon satisfactory degree completion, you will be expected to submit an updated official transcript showing the conferred degree, conferral date, and final cumulative G.P.A..  Students who fail to submit official transcripts at least two weeks before the first day of classes will not be permitted to enroll.

Official, hardcopy transcripts must be sent to: COE Graduate Programs Office, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., CEER 309, Villanova, PA 19085. Official electronic transcripts can be submitted via email to: engineering.grad@villanova.edu

 

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Individual Course Program

You may apply to enroll in up to two (2) graduate level courses without applying to a graduate program. Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

Domestic Applicants - Application Requirements for the Individual Course Program

  1. Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate universities attended. Unofficial transcripts from U.S. schools are acceptable for application review and may be uploaded in the online application.

  2. Course Registration Form (accessible upon starting the online application)

  3. Complete online application by hitting 'Submit' as the final step.

 

International Applicants - Application Requirements for the Individual Course Program

  1. Transcripts - Applicants must submit official university/college transcripts bearing the seal of the institution and the signature of the Registrar. These transcripts must be sent directly by mail from your Registrar's Office. Transcripts are required for all previous undergraduate (and graduate where applicable) education. Transcripts should be sent to: COE Graduate Programs Office, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, CEER 309, Villanova, PA 19085

  2. Official GRE Scores sent directly from ETS. Villanova University Institution Code is 2959.

  3. Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores sent directly from testing centers. Photo copies are not accepted. Waived if applicant has a degree from a college/university in the U.S.

  4. Complete online application by hitting 'Submit' as the final step.

 

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BS/MS (5 Year) Program

The BS/MS (5 Year) Program is available only to students currently enrolled in Villanova’s undergraduate Engineering program. Non-Villanova students interested in Masters and Certificate programs should complete our general Masters/Certificate application and fulfill all necessary application requirements outlined on the Masters and Certificate Programs tab above.

In order to be considered for admission to the College of Engineering’s BS/MS program, you must apply through our online application portal and provide all required materials.

Application Requirements

  1. Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application review and may be uploaded in the online application.

  2. Two (2) Applicant Rating Forms completed by your recommenders:

    Recommender 1 - One (1) academic recommender

    Recommender 2 - One (1) professional recommender (If a professional recommender is not available, a second academic recommender is acceptable).

    You will be prompted to provide two (2) recommender’s email addresses within your online application. These recommenders will receive an email with a link to electronically complete and submit our recommendation form

    All recommenders must have professional email addresses. Personal email addresses (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast) WILL NOT be accepted. An acceptable professional email address is from an educational institution, a business, or the government.

  3. Statement of Purpose - While there are no specific guidelines regarding the content or formatting of this document, you should consider describing your background, your academic and professional interests, and what specifically about Villanova’s College of Engineering drew you to apply to our graduate program. 

  4. Resume

  5. Complete online application by hitting 'Submit' as the final step.

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