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, and will take into account all the materials submitted with the original application, along with the performance in courses taken while at Penn.

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

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