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 Program 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/Administrator Chair/Program Director
Bioengineering (BE): Master’s and PhD Kathy Venit Yale Cohen
Biotechnology (BIOT) Master’s Courtney Johnson Scott Diamond
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE): Master’s and PhD Kenneth Lambert Jr. John Crocker
Computer Graphics and Game Technology (CGGT) Master’s Redian Furxhiu Stephen Lane
Computer and Information Science (CIS):
Master’s and PhD
Redian Furxhiu (Master’s)

Britton Carnevali (PhD)

Swapneel Sheth (Master’s)

Rajeev Alur (PhD)

Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) On-Campus Master’s Redian Furxhiu Arvind Bhusnurmath
Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) Online Master’s Adrienne Yoder

Kristopher Elmer

Boon Thau Loo (Interim)
Data Science (DATS) Master’s Staci Kaplan Susan Davidson
Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE): PhD

Electrical Engineering (EE): Master’s

Systems Engineering (SE) Master’s

ESE PhD

Liz Kopeczky (Master’s)

Liz Kopeczky (Master’s)

Victor Preciado  (PhD)

Tania Khanna (EE Master’s)

Rakesh Vohra (SE Master’s)

Embedded Systems (EMBS) Master’s Liz Wai Ping Ng Rahul Mangharam
Integrated Product Design (IPD) Master’s Maryeileen B. Griffith Sarah Rottenberg
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE):
Master’s and PhD
Irene Clements Mahadevan Khantha
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM): Master’s and PhD Peter Litt (Master’s)

Maryeileen B. Griffith (Ph.D.)

Howard Hu  (Master’s)

Jennifer Lukes (PhD)

Nanotechnology (NANO) Master’s Kristin Field Mark Allen
Robotics (ROBO) Master’s Charity Payne Camillo J. Taylor
Scientific Computing (SCMP) Master’s Staci Kaplan Talid Sinno