Graduate Student Testimonials

Mary Beth Biddle, MS in Mechanical Engineering ‘15

“I was able to take courses from renewable energy and manufacturing to composites and finite element analysis – a wide range of topics that I couldn’t necessarily find in other programs.”

Mary Beth Biddle, MS in Mechanical Engineering ‘15

Matthew McMonagle, MS in Sustainable Engineering ‘14

“There aren’t really any comparable programs to Villanova’s MSSE. The forward-thinking curriculum, and professors who are industry experts, played a large role in my decision to attend.”

Matthew McMonagle, MS in Sustainable Engineering ‘14

Teresa Lord, MS in Civil Engineering ‘14

“I formed close relationships with my professors. The faculty genuinely want to see you succeed. If it were not for them, I would not have ended up in a job that I am excited to go to each and every day”.

Teresa Lord, MS in Civil Engineering ‘14

Alexander Poultney , MS in Mechanical Engineering 15’

“I had the opportunity to be mentored by two excellent professors. The program here is relatively small, which enabled me to have individual attention.”

Alexander Poultney , MS in Mechanical Engineering '15

Shalini Sunkara, MS in Electrical Engineering 13’

“Villanova offers a strong research-oriented graduate school program. It has extremely qualified faculty willing to help students excel in their areas of interest.”

Shalini Sunkara, MS in Electrical Engineering '13

Jeff Naumick ‘14, MS in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

“I would have been hard-pressed to complete my degree without the E-learning option, and I found the recorded lectures and online tools to be a tremendous help in learning and retaining the material.”

Jeff Naumick, MS in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering '14

Nicole Hammer, MS in Chemical Engineering ‘14

“The professors were never too busy to provide guidance but also offered a lot of freedom to research and explore.”

Nicole Hammer, MS in Chemical Engineering ‘14

Mike Weiss, MS in Biochemical Engineering ‘15

“There are a lot of pharmaceutical courses throughout the program that are in line with what I do every day, as I work for a pharmaceutical company. The combination of theory and the practical application in the classroom helps me to apply what I learn to what I do in the lab every day at work.”

Mike Weiss, MS in Biochemical Engineering ‘15

Stephanie Walkup, Current PhD student, Civil Engineering

“I work distance education classes into my schedule, but don’t always take them at the course time. Sometimes I take half of the class after my kids go to bed and the other half in the morning after they leave for school.” I feel like this program was designed for someone exactly like me. Without the flexibility of this program, I wouldn’t be able to do this.”  

Stephanie Walkup, Current PhD student, Civil Engineering 

Chad Yantorno, Current student, MS in Cybersecurity

“I was able to secure a new position in Silicon Valley as a Senior Security Engineer thanks to the connections I’ve made at Villanova.”

Chad Yantorno, Current student, MS in Cybersecurity

Alyssa Fischer‘12, MS in Sustainable Engineering

“Coming into the program as a non-engineer was interesting. I was able to work with a network of peers who came form a technical background, trade ideas and think about things in a different way.”

Alyssa Fischer, MS in Sustainable Engineering '12

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