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Graduate Programs

If you want to work with nationally and internationally renowned faculty, scientists, and engineers, the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering is a great place for you to pursue graduate study. We are one of the nation’s largest engineering departments with more than 50 full-time faculty, numerous research staff, visiting faculty, scientists, and more than 300 graduate students. Funding for our research comes from industry and government sources, including the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Army, the Air Force, and NASA.

Our graduates are known for their ability to find high-level positions in national research centers and laboratories as well as postdoctoral and tenure-track positions in top-tier research universities.

Our graduate degree programs include:

Mechanical Engineering

Resident Programs

Online Program

Nuclear Engineering

Resident Programs

Online Program

Additive Manufacturing and Design

Resident Program

Online Program

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Graduate Programs Office
127 Reber Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-1345

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519