Nanotechnology is a highly interdisciplinary field. A bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields is appropriate: physics, chemistry, bioengineering, materials science, electrical engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering and applied science. The structure allows students to match their background and interests to the curriculum in preparation for exciting new challenges. A background in math and physics is helpful in preparing you for the Master’s in Nanotechnology curriculum.

The Application Process is handled by Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science Research and Academic Services (RAS) Office. Students apply to start the program in August. There are two application deadlines, November 15 (early cycle) and March 15. All application information can be found on the RAS Admission web pages. Please note that only fully completed applications will be considered.

Penn Undergraduates with strong science, math and engineering backgrounds can apply to submatriculate into the Nano-MSE Program (deadline: before the beginning of the fall semester of a student’s Senior year). See the RAS Office guidelines for Submatriculation.

Undergraduates from Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College can enter the Nano-MSE Program through Penn Engineering’s External Submatriculation Program.

Additional Resources

Admissions FAQ
Nano-MSE Program FAQ
Penn Engineering Graduate Studies FAQ
Graduate Studies at Penn Engineering
Penn Engineering Tuition and Fees