The Chemistry Department at Villanova University provides a rigorous program. Our graduate courses include "core" courses that reinforce advanced principles of chemistry, and advanced courses in topics relevant to the local chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
Our faculty conduct research in state-of-the-art facilities using a wide variety of modern instrumentation. Research areas of interest include biochemical mechanisms, environmental chemistry, natural product synthesis, catalysis, and computational chemistry.
The master’s degree program offers both thesis and non-thesis options, and part- or full-time courses of study. Students who wish to take one or two courses on a non-matriculated basis may be admitted as special students.