Program Options

Dual Master’s Programs

Dual degree programs offer master's students the opportunity to integrate training in engineering and computer science with other professional areas, preparing students to better meet the challenges of an increasingly complex society. Typically, dual degree students will take the degree requirements of both programs in a sequence that is worked out with their advisers in each program. Penn Engineering has the following specifically articulated programs:


MBA/Engineering Master's Program
JD or ML/Engineering Master's Program


Generally, candidates may apply simultaneously to Penn Engineering’s master’s programs and another program at Penn, in accordance with the provisions of the other program (or of the specifically articulated program mentioned above). 
Applicants must satisfy admission requirements of both Penn Engineering and the other school. This includes submitting the appropriate standardized tests as required by each program, such as the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, or LSAT. Applicants should contact both schools’ admissions offices for more information as soon as possible, so that appropriate procedures are followed.

Dual Ph.D. Degree Programs

Dual degrees offer Ph.D. students the opportunity for cross-disciplinary studies with an integrative and inclusive curricula, in collaboration with the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and the Dental School. These programs are offered in conjunction with a Bioengineering Ph.D.




Students must satisfy independent admissions requirements of both the School of Engineering and the other school involved. This means that the appropriate standardized tests, such as the GMAT or MCAT, a completed application form and fee, transcript, and recommendations, must be sent to both schools.

4+1 External Submatriculation Program

The 4+1 External Submatriculation Program enables qualified undergraduates outside of the University of Pennsylvania to begin a master’s degree program at Penn Engineering while still completing their undergraduate degree at their respective institution. Only students at institutions with which Penn Engineering has a signed agreement for the 4+1 may apply. Currently these include: Bryn Mawr College, and Haverford College. Learn more.

Certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship

The foundation for high-tech entrepreneurial opportunity is a solid engineering education. To complement the core engineering disciplines Penn Engineering offers a Certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship (EENT) for graduate students. Learn more.