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Graduate education and research are essential to the Penn State College of Engineering experience, critical components of our mission to prepare industry professionals, researchers, and educators who inspire change and impact tomorrow.

WE ARE // Investing in Your Future: The College of Engineering is embarking on a 10-year capital expansion plan that will reshape Penn State’s University Park campus and add substantially to the college’s research and education infrastructure.

More than 1,800 residential and online graduate students learn from and work alongside top faculty, infusing the College of Engineering community with intellectual energy and helping to fuel an annual research enterprise of more than $150 million. Each year, approximately 500 graduate students earn their engineering degrees and join the passionate Penn State alumni network — the nation’s largest.

“By far my favorite experiences as a graduate student were the interactions I had with the faculty; all of the educators truly want to see their students excel and thrive.”

— Cyndy Bober, ’15 M.S., Industrial Engineering

Your Journey to Enrollment

As you consider your graduate school future, we invite you to:

  1. Learn about the more than 20 disciplines with graduate programming in the College of Engineering. Many are positioned within the top 25 of the U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings.
  2. Learn about the multiple program types and delivery formats in our graduate portfolio, from masters and doctoral programs to non-degree graduate certificates.
  3. Learn about the funding and support available to qualified College of Engineering graduate students including assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships.
  4. Learn about the process to apply to your program of interest via the Penn State Graduate School application. Individual programs have unique deadlines for fall enrollment, the first of which are as early as mid-December the year prior.