Departmental Fast Facts
13th + 4th
MSE Graduate Group and University of Pennsylvania Academic Rank
US News & World Report 2020 ranks Penn Engineering’s MSE department at 13th place for its graduate program. The University of Pennsylvania currently ranks 4th place for top national universities.
15 + 8 + 67
16 Primary Faculty, 8 Secondary Faculty, 67 Graduate Group Faculty
Our renowned faculty offers a flexible curriculum and world-class research environment on the cutting-edge of new knowledge in basic science, technology, and translational research.
FY 2019 Research Expenditures
This is a 21% increase over FY18! Our research stretches across many disciplines of materials engineering and uses not only the resources of Penn Engineering but the University as a whole.
Number of Undergraduates
The Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate program provides students with a comprehensive overview of materials science where the structure of matter is manipulated to produce valuable properties (mechanical, electrical, optical, etc.).
Undergraduate Student-to-Faculty Ratio
The size of our faculty allows for working with students on a one-on-one basis. Students are not just a face in the crowd, and get to know their professors well by the time they graduate, allowing for better advising, learning and collaboration.
Number of Master’s Students
The master’s program in Materials Science and Engineering admits qualified students each fall from programs across the country and abroad. The master’s degree program provides rigorous and advanced training and is designed to prepare students for positions in industry, research and development, government or academia.
Number of Ph.D. Students
The Penn Materials Science Ph.D. program provides students with advanced training in engineering, one on one faculty interaction across multiple disciplines to create a vibrant scholarly community.