Penn Engineering undergraduate students may begin an engineering graduate program while still completing their undergraduate program. The deadline for applying for submatriculation is the beginning of the Fall semester Senior year (IPD programs: Deadline is Feb 1 of Junior Year).
As a submatriculant, the student may take up to three graduate courses (or four courses in the Master of Biotechnology Program), while registered as an undergraduate student, to fulfill both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements, subject to approval by both the undergraduate and graduate program Chairs. These three graduate-level courses can be double-counted for UG and Master’s, regardless of when they were taken (i.e. before submatriculation). Cross-listed courses taken at the 4XX level prior to submatriculation may be used for a master's degree if the course's content is identical to its 5XX level. (Students must obtain verification from the course's instructor via the Application for Submatriculation form.) Note that after entering submatriculation, all courses for the master's must be taken at the 5XX level and above. No course may be triple counted, i.e., counted for more than two degrees/majors. All coursework for a master's degree from SEAS must be completed at Penn. No transfer, study abroad, or study away courses will be accepted. The time to complete both Undergraduate and Master's degrees cannot extend beyond eight years.
BSE and BAS degree students in SEAS may apply for submatriculation into Penn Engineering master's programs. SEAS degree students are not permitted to submatriculate into the Master of Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) program
Qualified undergraduates in Penn's other schools may apply to submatriculate into any of the SEAS master's degree programs, subject to their home school's rules and regulations.
A minimum cum GPA of 3.0 is required in order to apply. Note that admission decisions are made by the respective Graduate Group on a selective basis.
The GRE is not required for those applying to submatriculate. However, students are strongly encouraged to take the GRE, especially those who have interests in pursuing a Ph.D. degree program.
Applying for Submatriculation
To apply for submatriculation, complete the application, following the instructions on the form. Please note the various application deadlines that are associated with each graduate program. Helpful links include: