12 months
7884 USD/module
7884 USD/module
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The Materials Science and Engineering program of University of Pennsylvania prepares students to be leaders, innovators, and visionaries in the materials revolution that is being driven by discoveries that cross the boundaries of physics, chemistry, and biology, such as in the growing field of nanobioscience. 


Key facts:

  • The Materials Science and Engineering program of University of Pennsylvania allows you to tailor your education to your own professional and career goals, from ceramics, polymers, and metals to non-structured and soft materials.  Our graduates can be found in positions in industries that range from electronics, manufacturing, and communications to transportation and energy, or pursuing doctoral degrees at Penn and other top-ranked research universities.
  • Penn is one of the first universities to establish a center for materials research. By remaining at the forefront of technology innovations, this center, the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM), has grown to be one of the largest in the nation. We are opening up new fields in materials science, preparing tomorrow’s leaders, and putting our knowledge to practical use in today’s high-tech society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experimental Methods in Materials Science
  • Mechanical Properties of Macro/Nanoscale Materials
  • Fundamentals of Materials
  • Mathematics for Materials Science
  • Structure of Materials 
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Biographical information (part of the online application)
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two [2] official Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcript – submitted with application
  • $80 non-refundable application fee
  • GRE scores
  • English language proficiency tests

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7884 USD/module
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    Based on the tuition of 7884 USD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    7884 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7884 USD per module during 12 months.
  • Tuition per 1 course

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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