24 months
1505 USD/credit 22575 USD/year
1505 USD/credit 22575 USD/year
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Enhance your skill set, increase your earning potential, and learn about new technology and modeling approaches for biopharmaceutical production and development with a graduate degree in the Biochemical Engineering program at Villanova University.


The Biochemical Engineering program at Villanova University provides real-world knowledge for practical application covering hot-button topics including biopharmaceutical design and biomaterials and drug delivery. This degree exposes students to upstream and downstream bioprocess fundamentals and provides the tools to design and optimize pharmaceutical facilities, processes and products, using state-of-the-art analysis and technology.

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 biochemical engineering graduate degree entirely online. Learn more about the opportunities of E-Learning.

Successful Outcomes

Villanova’s Biochemical Engineering graduate program alumni work for some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the nation, including:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Merck

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics
  • Survey of Biomass Conversion
  • Gene & Cell Therapy
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Chem Eng Reactors
  • Heat Transfer
  • Biochemical Engineering 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission generally requires an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • For admission into the Master’s Degree Program in Biochemical Engineering, you will need to satisfy the Admission Criteria for applicants without a chemical engineering or related undergraduate degree
  • Application Fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) payable online prior to submitting your completed application
  • Transcripts from International Schools
  • Two (2) Applicant Rating Forms completed by your recommenders
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Official GRE Scores sent directly from ETS
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores sent directly from testing centers
  • Complete online application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22575 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1505 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    22575 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1505 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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