MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

 

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

GlaxoSmithKline

Johnson Matthey

Jacobs Engineering

Proctor & Gamble

 

RESEARCH

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

STUDENT PERSPECTIVES

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

 

 

“My advisor’s industrial experience comes with a great sense of knowing what is realistic and brings access to industry research projects, expanded networking opportunities, and most importantly, his management skills. He pushes me hard, but always has a sense of reality and work/life balance.”

Anthony Vallace, current Villanova PhD student