*PLEASE NOTE: THE 2015-16 APPLICATION IS NOT YET AVAILABLE.

Our Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs are research-oriented degree programs for students of superior caliber who will make original contributions to theory and practice in their fields of interest. The programs prepare you for a research career in academe, government, or industry. Our curricula are purposely designed to develop the intellectual skills essential for the rapidly changing character of research. You can review SEAS interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, the Faculty Research Directory, and additional research labs and groups can be found at the department level.

Please visit the website of the department/s you are interested in for the most comprehensive information regarding admissions and the curriculum.

Program Deadline
Bioengineering December 15
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering January 2
Computer and Information Science December 15
Electrical and Systems Engineering December 15
Materials Science and Engineering January 2
Mechanical Engineering December 15

Funding

PhD students are typically awarded funding upon admission to cover tuition and fees, a stipend for living expenses and payment of University of Pennsylvania student health insurance.

Note
Applicants for Ph.D. programs who have not yet obtained a master's degree can be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program; they may obtain a MSE during their course of study.