Villanova University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Political Science


Villanova University

800 E. Lancaster Avenue

Villanova, PA 19085

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A., Certificate in American Government or International Relations and Comparative Politics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master's program in political science offers a wide range of courses in American government, international relations, comparative politics and political philosophy. The courses permit students to explore the key issues in contemporary domestic and international politics from both a substantive/policy perspective as well as a scholarly/theoretical perspective. Our program is ideal for students considering Ph.D. programs, preparing for law school, or interested in careers in applied fields such a government service, journalist, non-profit sector, foreign service or secondary education. Our faculty is committed to our students' development throughout their course of study. All courses are small, discussion based seminars with average enrollment of 15 students. Courses are exclusively offered at night and during the summer. Students will find our diverse faculty offer a variety of philosophical and practical approaches to politics and boast a wide range of scholarly interests.


Villanova and its programs have received accreditation through the Middle States Association of Colleges and secondary Schools

International Student Requirements:

see web pages

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30 –Degree

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): see web pages USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

*Villanova University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required.

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