Graduate Programs

In order to register for courses correctly, graduate students should understand the requirements of the program for which they are enrolled. Penn Engineering offers several programmatic options on the graduate level.

The Ph.D. Program

Engineering Ph.D. Degree Requirements

  1. Complete the academic requirements of degree program within ten (10) years of matriculation
  2. Meet the course distribution requirements of degree program
  3. Maintain a 3.0 cumulative average
  4. Satisfactorily passing/completing of the Qualifying Exams and the Dissertation proposal
  5. Complete and defend a Dissertation conforming to the rules of Penn’s Doctoral Dissertation Manual.

The Master’s Program

Engineering Master’s Degree Requirements

  1. Complete the academic requirements of degree program within seven (7) years of matriculation
  2. Meet the course distribution requirements of degree program
  3. Maintain a 2.7 cumulative average
  4. Complete a master’s thesis (if choosing this option)

Note: A thesis or research paper based on joint work with other researchers is allowed provided that, in such cases, a unique and separate document is presented by each degree candidate. The candidate must include a concise account of his or her contribution to the whole work. Authorship of a master’s thesis or research paper by more than one degree candidate is not allowed.

Graduate Program Contacts

Each degree program is managed through a Graduate Chairperson or Faculty Director. The Chair is assisted by a Graduate Coordinator, who is the first point of contact for questions about a program or major.

Note: For degree program websites, please use the lists above in their respective sections.

Department/Program Coordinator(s) Chair/Director(s)
BE: Master’s and Ph.D. Kathy Venit Ravi Radhakrishnan
Biotechnology (BIOT) Master’s Courtney Johnson Scott Diamond
CBE: Master’s and Ph.D. Tamika Easley John Crocker
Computer Graphics and Game Technology (CGGT) Master’s Nicholas Mancuso Stephen Lane
CIS: Master’s and Ph.D. Mike Felker Swapneel Sheth
Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) On-Campus Master’s Mike Felker Arvind Bhusnurmath
Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) Online Master’s Erica van Zijll de Jong Sampath Kannan & Chris Murphy
Data Science (DATS) Master’s Ammarah Aftab Susan Davidson
EE: Master’s; ESE: Ph.D. Christina Burton Tania Khanna
Embedded Systems (EMBS) Master’s Liz Wai Ping Ng Rahul Mangharam
Integrated Product Design (IPD) Master’s Maryeileen B. Griffith Sarah Rottenberg
MSE: Master’s and Ph.D. Irene Clements Mahadevan Khantha
MEAM: Master’s and Ph.D. Maryeileen B. Griffith Howard Hu
Nanotechnology (NANO) Master’s Kristin Field Mark Allen
Robotics (ROBO) Master’s Charity Payne Camillo J. Taylor
Scientific Computing (SCMP) Master’s Ammarah Aftab
Talid Sinno
Systems Engineering (SE) Master’s Christina Burton Barry Silverman