One-Year Graduate Programs

Master of Science (M.S.) in Acoustics

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Acoustics is an intensive one-year, 30-credit program requiring completion of a residential research experience and a scholarly paper. This interdisciplinary program is ideal for individuals with a bachelor's degree in physics, engineering, mathematics, or related fields who wish to gain a deeper knowledge of acoustics fundamentals and applications and to explore research opportunities. More

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Aerospace Engineering

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Aerospace Engineering is an intensive one-year, 30-credit program requiring completion of a capstone experience and extended paper. This is an ideal program for an engineer with a bachelor's degree who wishes to expand his or her set of career possibilities in aerospace-related fields. More

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Architectural Engineering

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Architectural Engineering is a one-year, 30-credit non-thesis professional master's degree that enables students to undertake advanced study in one of four areas of specialization: construction, structures, lighting, and mechanical. Each specialization has specific core requirements and culminates in a capstone project that is supervised by a graduate faculty member. More

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biomedical Engineering

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Biomedical Engineering is an intensive one-year, non-thesis, 32-credit program that introduces students to a variety of research interests and provides training in medical device design, biomechanics, biomedical health systems, and more. The program is ideal for engineers who wish to gain a deeper understanding of biomedical engineering fundamentals and explore a number of research opportunities. More

Master of Science (M.S.) in Chemical Engineering

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Chemical Engineering is an intensive one-year, 30-credit program requiring completion of a research project with culminating written paper and presentation. This broadly accessible program is ideal for an engineer with a bachelor's degree who wishes to gain a deeper knowledge of chemical engineering fundamentals and explore research opportunities. More

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Civil Engineering

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Civil Engineering is an intensive one-year, 31-credit program requiring completion of a capstone project. This program is ideal for recent civil or environmental engineering graduates with a bachelor's degree who wish to go deeper into their field, as well as for those already in the workforce who are interested in developing their expertise and expanding their career prospects. More

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Computer Science and Engineering

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Computer Science and Engineering is an intensive one-year, 30-credit program requiring completion of an online Responsible Conduct of Research training program and a paper. This curriculum is designed for graduates who wish to further their education in Computer Science and Engineering and expand workforce opportunities in their field. More

Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering is an intensive one-year, 34-credit program which follows paper option requirements. This program is intended for recent electrical engineering graduates who hold a bachelor's degree, as well as for those already in the workforce who are interested in expanding their education and improving their professional competitiveness in the job market. More

Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering at the Nano-scale

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering at the Nano-scale is an intensive one-year, 30-credit program requiring completion of a scholarly paper. This highly interdisciplinary program is ideal for individuals with a bachelor's degree in science, engineering, mathematics, or related fields who wish to gain an expanded knowledge and hands-on practices of nanotechnology that can be applied across a broad range of applications and/or who are planning to pursue careers in biomedicine, aerospace, electronics, or advanced materials. More

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Engineering Design

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Engineering Design is an intensive one-year, 32-credit program requiring completion of an engineering industrial internship or scholarly paper. This is an ideal program for an engineer with a bachelor's degree who wishes to go deeper into design while investigating a research topic immediately applicable to his or her immediate career goals. More

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management (ELIM) is an intensive one-year, 30-credit program designed for early-career engineering graduates with professional experience who aim to become globally aware leaders who drive the development of innovative solutions and new products. The program provides training and experience in the key aspects of engineering business: leading teams, identifying new business opportunities, working across international and cultural boundaries, effectively managing projects, and promoting internal innovation. More

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Engineering Mechanics

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Engineering Mechanics is an intensive one-year, 30-credit program requiring completion of a practical project or extended paper. This interdisciplinary program is ideal for an engineer with a bachelor's degree who wishes to gain an expanded knowledge of engineering mechanics that can be applied across a broad range of applications. More

Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering Science and Mechanics

The Master of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics (M.E. ESMCH) is an intensive one-year, 32-credit program requiring completion of a scholarly paper. Engineering Science and Mechanics is inherently interdisciplinary in its integration of a strong foundation in science and mathematics with the engineering disciplines. This is interpreted in its broadest context and is applied to multiple aspects of engineering design, materials, and systems, and includes, but is not limited to, electronics, structures, energy (nuclear, fossil, petrochemical, wind) power plants and piping, civil infrastructure (bridges, buildings, roads), communications and electronics, transportation (automotive and hybrid vehicles, aircraft and aerospace, ships), materials behavior, the human body, and even the brain. More

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Environmental Engineering

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Environmental Engineering is an intensive one-year, 31-credit program requiring completion of a capstone project. This program is ideal for recent civil or environmental engineering graduates with a bachelor's degree who wish to go deeper into their field, as well as for those already in the workforce who are interested in sharpening their skills and broadening their knowledge of environmental engineering. More

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Facilities Engineering and Management

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Facilities Engineering and Management is an intensive one-year, 30-credit program that prepares the next generation of engineering professionals for the growing and increasingly sophisticated constructed facilities industry. The program, developed by the Department of Architectural Engineering with the input of the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute, Penn State's Office of Physical Plant, and the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), covers the facilities management spectrum: from energy management, planning, information systems and sustainability to project delivery, operations, maintenance, and financial management. More

Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial Engineering

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial Engineering is an intensive one-year, non-thesis, 32-credit program that consists of 27 credits of coursework, two credits of colloquium, and three credits of research/paper. Options include Manufacturing Engineering, Human Factors/Ergonomics Engineering, and Quality Engineering. This program is intended for those who hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, physical sciences, or mathematics and are interested in broadening their educational credentials and improving their marketability in the global workplace. More

Degrees Submitted for Approval

Master of Science (M.S.) in Structural Integrity

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Structural Integrity is an intensive one-year, 31-credit program requiring completion of a scholarly paper. The M.S. program in structural integrity will provide engineers already holding a B.S. degree with the opportunity to gain technical depth in preparation for a career in an engineering discipline related to structures and structural integrity. Graduates may choose to apply their new skills to many complex systems (structures, vehicles, humans); components for transportation (air, space, land, sea); power generation and distribution (nuclear, fossil fuel, wind); petrochemical structures (piping, vessels, tanks); material systems (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, biological); and even human systems (neurological, vascular, skeletal).