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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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With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate students, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s solutions to meeting our energy needs, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. A strong focus on experimental research distinguishes us from many other programs. Our actively growing program has 8 faculty members and almost 90 graduate students. In the Radiation Science and Engineering Center, nuclear engineering students can take advantage of the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the longest operating university research reactor in the country. Visit for more information.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519