Graduate Student Handbook

Graduate Groups

Graduate Group Requirements
Each of the graduate programs has its own administrative structure and its own set of requirements for graduation. For information about these requirements, please consult the relevant informational brochures or websites of each graduate program. (See Masters Programs | Ph.D. Programs)

NOTE: There are courses that appear at the graduate level that are being offered by other parts of the University that will not be approved for SEAS graduate degree requirements. These include courses being offered in specialized and professional training programs, such as the Organizational Dynamics Program, the Wharton Certificate Programs for Working Professionals, and the Wharton Evening School. Check with your department for approval before you enroll in a course outside of SEAS or PENN.


Students may apply for transfer from one master's program to another master's program within Penn Engineering. Transfer applications are extremely competitive and are in no way automatic; therefore students should not plan or take courses toward another program's degree requirements without first being approved to do so.

The application will be evaluated by the admissions committee for the program into which the student seeks to transfer. They will review the original application materials and all completed course work at Penn, including the accumulated GPA. Note that the requirements may differ in each program. Please inquire with the Program Office for their specific requirements.

Master's students must complete the first full-time semester, or a minimum of 3.0 CUs of course work while at Penn, before applying to transfer.

 Graduate Group Contacts
This page provides the names and contact information for graduate student coordinators, chairs and program directors.