Graduate Program in Chemistry

graduate students

The Graduate Program in Chemistry at Villanova is designed to accommodate both the working professional and the full-time student. Graduate classes are taught by both full-time Villanova faculty and adjunct faculty from local industries who are expert in their field.

  • Chemists and biochemists employed in local industry can easily take advantage of our evening classes. Working professionals can apply their work experience in lieu of a formal thesis.
  • The Master's program provides an excellent classroom and research experience to the full-time student who is looking for extensive research training. Students complete a thesis project under the direction of a research faculty member in the Chemistry Department.  Villanova graduates who have completed a thesis are very competitive candidates for positions in the extensive local chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Some graduates also enter PhD programs in Chemistry. Learn more about alumni success here.


Prospective students
frequently have questions about financing, our location, student life, our Career Center, as well as the application process.

Additional information on these topics is highlighted on the pages of the Office of Graduate Studies and the videos below. Also, do not hesitate to contact the department or to visit us on campus for a tour or an Open House.

Platform for Success

Graduate Student Life

Personal Attention

Graduate Program Contact

Daniel Kraut, PhD
Director, Chemistry Graduate Program
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry

Villanova University
Mendel Hall, Room 214D
800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
(610) 519-3910

daniel.kraut@villanova.edu