Villanova's Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program is intended to supplement the education of full-time practicing chemical engineers.

The flexible curriculum is built around a core of chemical engineering fundamentals and electives and is designed to provide the graduate student the mastery of a wide range of subjects.

Our Community

Pursuing an engineering master's degree at Villanova is to become part of a close-knit scholarly community. Professor are highly available and engaged in their students' success.

Master's in Chemical Engineering:

  • 50% female
  • 73% part-time
  • Average age: 26
  • Total enrollment: 26

Flexible Options

Classes are conveniently held in the evenings to allow you to successfully balance work and family while earning your degree. You can participate in class on campus, in real-time (synchronously) via our E-Learning program, or on your own schedule through recorded materials and lectures. Our graduate programs are unique in that you can combine online and on campus options, attending class or participating remotely depending upon your availability and preference. You can also complete your chemical engineering graduate degree entirely online. Learn more about the opportunities of E-Learning.

Successful Outcomes

Graduates of Villanova's Master's in Chemical Engineering program go on to careers at companies such as:

Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

The Dow Chemical Company


Johnson Matthey

Jacobs Engineering

Proctor & Gamble



Ongoing research areas for faculty in Chemical Engineering:

  • Biomass resources and conversion technologies
  • Catalytic reaction and catalyst characterization
  • Sorbents to capture carbon dioxide
  • Production of industrial gases with molecular sieves
  • Microbial fuel cells to convert chemical energy to electrical energy
  • Drinking water treatment process improvement


Dr. Vito Punzi
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering


Chris Bongo, alum of Villanova's Master's of Science in Chemical Engineering program stands outside.

“My Villanova Engineering research and courses prepared me for the technical challenges a process engineer faces daily, and taught me some incredibly valuable communications skills. My adviser was more than just a good professor—he and the entire department always had my personal development and best interests in mind.”

Chris Bongo, Process Engineer, Air Products