Why Penn Engineering?

Research and education form the creative graduate mission of Penn Engineering. Two key elements distinguish the Penn Engineering experience from that provided by many other institutions: Exceptional academic programs, and practical design and research experience. The excitement and discovery of research is open to all students and is the keystone of our world-renowned Ph.D. programs. These programs are augmented by a diverse array of master’s degree offerings that include terminal degrees in several areas.

Our collaborative research and learning environment truly distinguishes us from our peers. Students work with and learn from faculty mentors within the core disciplinary programs as well as through scholarly interactions involving the School of Medicine, the School of Arts and Sciences, and The Wharton School. This environment is further enriched by Penn’s many institutes, centers, and laboratories. For more than 100 years, Penn Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation, just like our University’s founder, America’s first scientist and engineer, Benjamin Franklin.

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Prospective and Admitted Student Tours

Current master’s students known as Engineering Ambassadors offer tours for prospective and admitted master’s students. The tours cover both the Engineering complex and Penn’s campus.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all on-campus tours are postponed until further notice.

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Recorded Webinars

Check out the Penn Engineering Graduate Admissions YouTube Channel to learn about graduate program offerings from current faculty and students.