Doctoral Program

Ph.D. in Engineering

Villanova’s College of Engineering offers a distinctive Ph.D. program leading to a Doctorate of Philosophy. Its purpose is to educate highly qualified engineering scholars for academia, industry and government. (See “Choose Between a Master's, Ph.D. in Engineering” – US News & World Report.)

Congruent with the mission of Villanova University, the doctoral program emphasizes excellence, innovation and integrity in research, scholarship and education. Embracing emerging engineering trends and advances, Villanova Engineering’s Ph.D. prepares tomorrow’s engineering scholars and teachers.

Engineering doctoral candidates can chose from any of the following concentration areas: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical and Sustainable Engineering.