Villanova University

12 months
795 USD/credit
795 USD/credit
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The English program of Villanova University has been granted for more than fifty years. We wed that sense of history with a cutting-edge awareness of the vitality of English as a global discipline.

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In the English program of Villanova University, you will be introduced to both the deepest traditions of literature and the most current approaches to and applications of literary study.


Your M.A. coursework provides you the opportunity to study in a variety of areas, while the thesis or field exam allows you to develop expertise in a particular field.  If you elect to write a thesis, you will give sustained critical attention to an author, theme or small selection of texts.  If you pursue the field examination, you will read a list of works compiled in consultation with your advisor that allows you to explore a field of your own definition.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enlightenment Sexualities
  • Revolutionary Decade: the 1790s
  • American Immigrant Narratives
  • Post-Colonial Theory & Lit
  • Critical Perspectives on Gender

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application form
  • Transcripts
  • GRE (General) (Subject test optional)
  • 3 recommendation letters
  • Writing sample: The writing sample should be a work of literary analysis that is 10 - 20 pages long
  • Statement of goals (1-2 pages)
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    795 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 795 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    795 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 795 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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