Why Choose Villanova?


The Chemistry Department at Villanova University provides a rigorous program. Our graduate courses include "core" courses that reinforce advanced principles of chemistry, and advanced courses in topics relevant to the local chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

Our faculty conduct research in state-of-the-art facilities using a wide variety of modern instrumentation. Research areas of interest include biochemical mechanisms, environmental chemistry, natural product synthesis, catalysis, and computational chemistry.

The master’s degree program offers both thesis and non-thesis options, and part- or full-time courses of study. Students who wish to take one or two courses on a non-matriculated basis may be admitted as special students.

Additional reasons to consider studying at Villanova include  

  • We offer assistantships, tuition scholarships and summer research funding are available to qualified students
  • You would learn in small classes taught by full-time faculty and industry experts
  • We provide a lifetime of career support through our award-winning Career Center and our active alumni groups.
  • You can prepare for a Ph.D. program
  • You could advance your career in chemistry or
    to teach chemistry ( Note: current educators receive tuition reductions.)
  • We are in an ideal location near a large a number of world-class chemical and pharmaceutical companies

Graduate Program Contact

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

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