M.Sc. On Campus

Nuclear Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
40014 USD/year
24586 USD/year
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The M.S. Nuclear Engineering degree program at Pennsylvania State University is designed for students to gain advanced knowledge for research, analysis, and design in nuclear engineering.


Research areas and facilities offered by this Nuclear Engineering degree program at Pennsylvania State University include:

  • Nuclear Science and Applications
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics
  • Reactor Physics and Advanced Reactor Design
  • Plasma Physics and Engineering
  • Nuclear Security, Safeguards, and Safety
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle


Application areas for this program include:

  • Advanced Reactor Design
  • Nuclear Safety Analysis
  • Radiation Instrumentation Development
  • Space Nuclear
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Safety and Security
  • Plasma Technologies
  • Fusion Reactor Design
  • Advanced Thermal Hydraulic Modeling
  • Neutron Imaging

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nuclear Security Threat Analysis and Assessments
  • Nuclear Security System Design
  • Source and Detector Technologies for Nuclear Security
  • Nuclear Security Education Laboratory
  • Global Nuclear Security Policies
  • Nuclear and Radiochemistry
  • Radiation Shielding
  • Nuclear Material
  • Nuclear Reactor Core Design Synthesis
  • Radioactive Waste Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), or from a comparable substitute examination accepted by the Nuclear Engineering graduate program, are required for admission.
  • Students with a 3.00 junior/senior grade-point average and with appropriate course backgrounds will be considered for admission.
  • General aptitude GRE test results are required.
  • Letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose written by the applicant are also required to complete the application package.

Tuition Fee

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    40014 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 40014 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24586 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24586 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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