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Graduate Programs

If you want to work with nationally and internationally renowned faculty, scientists, and engineers, the Department of Mechanical 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

Additive Manufacturing and Design

Resident Program

Online Program

Graduate School

Who to Contact

  • 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 Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering embraces a culture that welcomes individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise. Our faculty and students are 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.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Mechanical Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519